Luis Navarro Del Angel is a new media artist, who recently completed his Ph.D. in the Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies program at McMaster University. His artistic practice revolves around electronic Latin dance music using software and code. His research involves creating culturally situated computer software connecting knowledge and practice from critical code studies, live coding practice, new interfaces for musical expression, and Latin American musicology.
Luis is a member of Grupo D’Binis, an audiovisual electronic cumbia duo whose second half is the visual artist and McMaster student Jessica Rodriguez. He is also a member of the live coding Mexican collective RGGTRN and has presented at venues in Mexico, Spain (2014), France (2014), the UK (2016), Colombia (2018), Perú (2018), Ecuador (2018), USA (2019). He is also a part of the Cybernetic Orchestra directed by McMaster professor Dr. David Ogborn, where he has performed at venues in Canada (2016), Mexico (2017), Denmark (2017), and Spain (2019).
Luis is interested in community engagement through public talks and workshops. In 2020, he organized a series of conversation circles where people from Latin America in Hamilton and worldwide joined to discuss how issues of national identity, ethnicity, social class, and gender influence music software technologies. In 2017, Luis was co-chair of the International Conference on Live Coding in Mexico.