Gabriel Pereira

IhacLab-i: Creating A Non-hierarchical Open Space For Sociotechnical Innovation In Salvador, Brazil

2 Feb 2020

As part of our Social IT Solutions workshop in Brazil (2020), we got to know and work at IhacLab-i, an open space of creation and innovation at UFBA (Federal University of Bahia). We wrote a post at the GMTaC blog that talks a bit more about the space, its projects, and the philosophy behind it all. Pedro Torres also interviewed Prof. Paulo Gomes, one of the creators and maintainers of the space. …

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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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