Gabriel Pereira

When the archives speak back: A few impressions from Bodies of Knowledge

18 May 2019

As part of the Deviant Practice programme, Bruno Moreschi and I have developed a collaborative research on using commercial computer vision algorithms to read artworks from the Van Abbemuseum collection. We premiered the video, one of the final results of this study, during the Museum Take Over: Bodies of Knowledge (3-5 May). This symposium brought us, alongside other Deviant Practice researchers, …

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Interview with Journalist Patrícia Campos Mello on WhatsApp and the 2018 Brazil Elections

7 May 2019

As part of our research on WhatsApp as a crucial communication platform in Brazil, Iago Bojczuk and I interviewed the renowned journalist Patricia Campos Mello, who exposed the case of illegal bulk messaging in the 2018 Brazilian elections.

This is part of the background research for our upcoming research article (alongside Prof. Lisa Parks) on WhatsApp in Brazil, which analyzes two specific …

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Speculating with predictive memory-making: The (Black) Box of Memories

8 Jan 2019

As a result of the Museum of Random Memory’s workshop at the European Science and Technology Studies Conference (EASST 2018) in Lancaster (UK), I co-wrote a blog post with Ramona-Riin Dremljuga and Kseniia Kalugina. In it, we experiment with speculative fiction as a critical method for thinking otherwise about possible futures (see where it started here).

We begin by presenting a speculative …

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