Scientist, writer, curator and scholar on culture, new media and technology. Studied Biology and received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Cayetano Heredia University (Lima), and both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE (London).
Dr. Mariátegui conducted research on the implementation of BBC’s Digital Media Initiative (DMI) by studying digital video as an image-based artefact in both news and long-form productions. He has also participated on a team producing original research on information, media and the Internet.
Founder of Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA (www.ata.org.pe), dedicated to the development of projects in art, science and technology and co-founder of Escuelab (www.escuelab.org), an antidisciplinary research and education space for creativity, technology and innovation in Latin America. Recent curatorial projects include: “Videografias In(visibles)" (www.videografiasinvisibles.org), "Emergentes" (www.laboralcentrodearte.org/emergentes/); "VideoXXI - Lemaitre Collection".
Founding Director of the José Carlos Mariategui Memorial Museum (1995-2005) and the Acervo Leistenschneider, the main collection of pre-Columbian arts and sciences (www.acervoprecolombino.org). Member of the National Commission of Culture of the Peruvian Government (2001-2002) and the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Culture (2010/2012-2013). He has been a member of the Advisory Council of Third Text (2007-2012) and a Network Committee Member of Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands (2009-2014). Currently is an Editorial Board member for Leonardo Books at MIT Press. Lives in London (UK) and Lima (Peru).