Research lead

Elen Nas


Abel Reis

PhD candidate in Philosophy at PUC-SP focusing on Philosophy of Technique and Philosophy applied to Business. MSc. in Systems Engineering and Computing from UFRJ with emphasis on Artificial Intelligence (Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Representation). Studied Philosophy at UFRJ and Computer Science at PUC-RJ.

Entrepreneur for 25 years in the digital marketing area. Founding partner of LOGUN Ventures. Guest professor at Dom Cabral Foundation in the area of Technology and Society, and at PUC-RJ in the area of Design of Digital Products.

Author of the book “ – Como as tecnologias digitais afetam quem somos e como vivemos”, published by Arquipélago Editorial. Articles for the column in EpocaNegó magazine.


Bruno Henrique Simões Dantas

Law student at the Universidade da Amazônia-UNAMA and Anthropology at the Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará. Researcher at the São Paulo Foundation’s Laboratory for Politics, Media and Behavior. Researcher at the Environmental Sciences Center of Ladus-Unama. Researcher linked to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Amazonian Societies-SACACA-UFOPA developing work in the area: Garimpos do tapajós. And of Scientific Initiation at Unama, where he develops research in the area of Rights of Nature. Coordinates the Directorate of Research and Extension of LADUS-STM. Member of the commissions on Environmental Law, Legal Education and Human Rights of the OAB-STM.

Elen Nas / Team Coordinator

PostDoc at the Institute for Advanced Studies/USP, she is a PhD in Bioethics, Master in Design and Social Scientist with professional experience in the field of arts. She graduated from the inter-institutional program PPGBIOS (Postgraduate Program in Bioethics, Applied Ethics and Collective Health) which brings together the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Fluminense Federal University (UFF), State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ). She researches technology and society with emphasis on contemporary bioethical issues such as evaluation and debate of artificial intelligence and robotics projects. She was a visiting researcher at the Philosophy Department of Monash University, where she participated in the Monash Bioethics Center seminars, as well as in meetings on neurocomputing and research on social robots. She is a visiting researcher at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California Irvine and the School of Emerging Art, Technology and Communications at the University of Texas. Among her publications are two books that are versions of her theses in Design and Bioethics.


Fernanda Rodrigues

Research Coordinator and Researcher at the Internet and Society Reference Institute. She has a master’s degree from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), in the research line Rights in the Network Society. She is also a graduate of UFSM and is part of the AqualtuneLab Collective. She researches in the area of AI governance, algorithmic racism, facial recognition and content moderation.

Fernando Longhi

Architect and Urban Planner from the University of Brasilia – UnB with a sandwich degree at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He was a research fellow at the Núcleo do Futuro da UnB and at the Laboratório do Ambiente Construído, Inclusão e Sustentabilidade LACIS/UnB. He participated in the Tokyo Innovation Summer Program at the University of Tokyo (TISP/, 2015), in Japan, and has international professional experience with collaborations in New York and Paris. He works as an architect and urban planner and is a Master’s student at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo – FAUUSP, area of concentration Project, Space and Culture, with the research “Atlas transverso: between the vigilant city and the hyperterritory” under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Giselle Beiguelman. He is a member of the Group for the Study of Imaginaries of Technology (GEIST/RiTE/FAUUSP) and researcher of the Oscar Sala Chair of the Institute for Advanced Studies/USP. He researches how intelligence technologies and digital culture affect the built environment of the contemporary city through images.

Flávia Gabriel

Graduated in Law from PUC/SP, specialist in Business Law from FGV/SP. Attorney in Digital Law, Privacy and Data Protection and consultant on digital education for children and adolescents. Member of the Data Protection and Privacy Commission of OAB/SP. Researcher at Legalite PUC/Rio, with research on Blockchain and Digital Identity. Researcher in CEDIS IDP Privacy Lab group, project in partnership with Jusbrasil, about the validity and application of LGPD in the courts. Candidate in the 2023 Program in the Law and Technology line of the Professional Master’s Program at FGV/SP. Member of GITEC, a research group at FGV/SP about the economic and social aspects of technology.

Leandro Modolo Paschoalotte

I am Leandro Modolo Paschoalotte. I have a bachelor’s degree (2010) and a bachelor’s degree (2011) in Social Sciences from the State University of Maringá (UEM). I was a master’s student in Social Sciences at (UNESP-FCLAr) between 2013-2014, developed research at the University of Lisbon between 2016 and 2017 as a FAPESP/BEPE scholar and defended my doctoral thesis (2018) in Social Sciences at UNESP-FCLAr also with FAPESP funding, in the form of a Direct Doctorate scholarship. I am currently developing doctoral level research with the Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM) of UNICAMP in the area of Collective Health, under the guidance of Prof. Sérgio Resende Carvalho. And, at this moment, as a health sociologist, my research is dedicated to the current technological transformations in health with emphasis on the digital transformation of the surveillance of workers’ health, under the joint supervision of Prof. Marcia Bandini. I am a member of the Center for Studies in Economy, Technology and Society (NETS) – UFC/CNPq and Conexões Group (FCM/Unicamp), besides being part of a cooperation research between FCM/Unicamp and the Labor Public Ministry (15th Regional Office) about workers’ mental health. Moreover, I am part of the Project Human-Algorithm Interactions coordinated by Prof. Virgílio Almeida in the Oscar Sala Chair at IEA-USP.

Luciana Terceiro / UX Designer

She is a user experience designer and researcher. She has been working in the market for over 20 years, having worked in companies such as IBOPE, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, UOL, PagSeguro, Dasa, and Zettle by PayPal. She holds a BA in Fashion Design from Faculdade Santa Marcelina, a specialization in Applied Market Research in Communications from the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP) and a Master’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC SP, in the program Technology of Intelligence and Digital Design (TIDD), where she researched creative collaboration. During the years 2015 and 2017 he maintained the Coletivo Mola (, whose goal was to spread design and innovation practices. She recently finished a Master’s in Social Anthropology from Stockholm University, where she researched the adoption of digital accessibility practices in technology companies. She also currently collaborates with Ladies that UX in the Stockholm chapter and is a mentor in the Google for Startups Accelerator program, Europe edition.



João Furio Novaes

Graduated in Languages at the Catholic University of Petrópolis, he is currently taking his Master’s degree at the Postgraduate Program in Linguistics at the University of São Paulo in the field of Semiotics and General Linguistics. Under the guidance of Professor Waldir Beividas, he has been developing his research activity about the nature of different types of text in cyberspace, which he is currently deepening through his participation in the group coordinated by Professor Virgílio Almeida: Human – Algorithm Relations, of the Oscar Sala Chair at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo.

Maria Aparecida Moura / Content Consultant

She is PhD in Communication and Semiotics, documentary filmmaker, and professor of Information Science and Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte – Brazil. As a documentary filmmaker, she is dedicated to popular cultures and traditional knowledge. She is a member of the Permanent Commission of Notorious Knowledge of UFMG and of the Colegiate of Transversal Training in Traditional Knowledge.

She is a full professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a CNPq Research Productivity Scholar – Level 1D.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Librarianship from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993), a master’s degree in Education from the same university (1996), a doctorate in Communication and Semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2002), and a post-doctorate in Cognitive Semiotics and New Media from the Maison de Sciences de l’ Homme (2006-2007). He is currently working on his doctorate in Sociology at UFMG.

She teaches at the graduate programs in Communication and Information Science at UFMG and coordinates the Laboratory of Digital Cultures and Humanities (LabCult/PPGCI/UFMG).

Maria do Val da Fonseca

Architect and Urban Planner by the Pontifical University of Paraná (2018). Master in Design and Cities from UFPR (2021) with focus on the use of digital data in urban planning. Adjunct Professor (2022 – present) at the undergraduate course in Architecture and Urbanism at Uniandrade. Specialist in Environmental Management and BIM projects. Post-graduation in Public Policies Elaboration and Implementation (2022). Researcher scholarship holder by CNPQ in the Institutional Program of Scholarships for Scientific Initiation (2017/2018) and PUCPR (2016/2017), (2015/2016).



Odécio Souza

Odécio Souza is a post-doctoral researcher in History of Science & Artificial Intelligence (Digital Humanities), with the Centro Simão Mathias for Studies in History of Science – CESIMA / PUC-SP – acting as administrator and curator of CESIMA Digital, a Library for the History of Science ( and associated with the Oscar Sala Chair, at the Institute for Advanced Studies at USP. PhD and Master in History of Science from PUC-SP, with studies in Computer Science, especially Data Banks, Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, acting, since 1990, as a Professor, System Analyst and Consultant in all types of Institutions, public and private, small, medium and large, having been one of the first 500 OCPs in the world; PMP; specialist in education, computer science subjects for high school; MBA in Project Management. Member of the Brazilian Society for History of Science (SBHC). Between 1979 and 1989 he worked in operations at the São Paulo Stock and Futures Exchanges. Main publications available at

Renata Frade / Communications

Member of the Oscar Sala Chair, at USP’s Institute for Advanced Studies, since 2021, Renata L. Frade is developing doctoral research at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) on women in technology. Her research is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Her motivation for studies in the technological field had a greater emphasis 11 years ago, when she became a technological entrepreneur and developed mobile and web projects. Fifteen years ago she got to know the transmedia theory and was a student of its main theorist, Prof. Dr. Henry Jenkins, at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA). She took a course at Stanford University on the future of technologies. During 2015 and 2017 she was an activist, speaker and volunteer for the international NGO for women in technology, founded in San Francisco (USA), Girls in Tech Brazil. She was invited to be keynote speaker in technology symposiums, such as from Gartner (largest Technology research company in the world), feminist events and for society (such as the Feminist Festival of Porto 2019). She writes articles on technology for vehicles such as MobileTime and Digitalks; she is currently a monthly contributor to Mídia Ninja (ColuNinja Tech). Present as an author in 13 fiction and non-fiction books from Brazilian and international publishers such as Unesp, Rocco, Springer, Patuá, Ria Editorial (Portugal), Livros LabCom.IFP (Univ. da Beira Interior, Portugal). He took UX courses at the California Institute of Arts and at USP. She was a Science and Health reporter for InfoGlobo. Graduated in Social Communication at PUC-Rio (where she took computing courses at Rio DataCentro’s labs), Master in Literature at UERJ.


Tania Cristina de Oliveira Valente

Graduation in Medicine from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1981) Master in Collective Health (1992) and PhD in Medicine – Concentration in Infectious Diseases from the Faculty of Medical Sciences (1997); Post-Doctorate in the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry; all from the State University of Campinas (2012).

Post-Doctorate in the area of Anthropology of Science at the Institute of Brazilian Studies of the University of São Paulo (2019).

She is currently Associate Professor III of the Department of Collective Health at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and permanent faculty member of the Graduate Program in Nursing and Biosciences – PhD level/UNIRIO.

Leader of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Studies and Research on Anthropology of Health (LIEPAS/UNIRIO), created in 2006 and certified by CNPq.

Research lines: Artificial Intelligence, health and transdisciplinarity; Neurosciences and quality of life; Health promotion in contemporaneity and transdisciplinary connections.

Telma Luiza de Azevedo / PR

PhD in Arts by the Aesthetics and Art History Interunits Program of the University of São Paulo, with thesis on “net art”, explaining multiple practices from aesthetic propositions in the network flow as a source of knowledge and examples of counter-movements, oriented by Prof. Dr. Ricardo Fabbrini, Master in Sciences by the University of São Paulo, EACH, with research on computer network interaction from digital images in the context of the production/consumption chain, oriented by Prof. Dr. Waldenyr Caldas. Composed the Project Human-Algorithm Interactions of the Coordinator Virgílio Almeida in the Oscar Sala Chair in 2022. Participated as a member-researcher of the Oscar Sala Chair in the project: New conditions of interdisciplinarity in times of human-technologies symbiosis, by Lucia Santaella, titular in 2021. In 2019, as a PhD fellow researcher in the Democracy Arts and Plural Knowledges project of the Olavo Setubal Chair of the Institute for Advanced Studies, she curated academic production referring to contexts of peripheral populations, invisibilized groups and minorities in political representation to compose the search system and the project’s official web site that aimed to integrate and make scientific research available to the community. Graduated in Psychology by the Universidade Estadual Paulista – Júlio de Mesquita Filho – UNESP (2005).



Adriana Rocha Bruno

Adriana Rocha Bruno holds a PhD in Education: curriculum from PUC-SP, with a post-doctorate in Education from IE of the University of Lisbon. Associate Professor IV of the Department of Education at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro-UNIRIO. Member of the permanent staff of the Graduate Program in Education at UNIRIO, and collaborator of the PPGE of UFJF. Leader of the Networked Learning Research Group – GRUPAR. Researcher Productivity in Research of CNPq – level 2. She is the author of the book: Teacher training in the digital culture: adult learning, open education, emotions and teaching, published by the UFBA Publisher in 2021, with the E-Book version open at the publisher’s website.


Aline Carmo

Aline Cristina Oliveira do Carmo has a PhD in philosophy from UERJ, teaches the same subject at the Federal Education Network, and is a researcher with special interest in studies on African and Afro-diasporic philosophies, quilombism, decolonization, and education:

Allan Alves Rodrigues

My name is Allan Alves Rodrigues, 23 years old, I’m from Duque de Caxias – RJ. I am a self-taught designer currently working in the Service Design team at the Management of Analysis, Diagnostics and Geoprocessing of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro. I am a graduate student in Sociology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and a member of the research group Data_PS (Social Thinking in Data), in partnership with UFRJ. My current research investigates how ideas circulate and can be re-signified, from social reflexivity, focusing on conservative thought in Brazilian Wikipedia entries via network analysis. UFF Vasconcelos Torres Award for Science and Technology | 1st Place Humanities.

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Bruno Caldas Vianna

Bruno Caldas Vianna lives in Barcelona. He has a PhD in visual arts and artificial intelligence, at Uniarts Helsinki, and is the director of the Master in Creative Computing at Elisava University, in Barcelona. He holds a BA in Cinema from UFF, and an MA from NYU. He creates visual narratives in innovative and traditional media, having made short and feature films, live cinema, augmented reality, mobile applications and installations. He was a resident at Hangar, Barcelona in 2008; La Chambre Blanche in Quebec and Battlesea Arts Centre in London, among others. Between 2011 and 2016, she directed Nuvem, a rural space dedicated to art and technology in Brazil. From 2012 to 2018 she taught at Oi Kabum, in Rio de Janeiro.

Charles Feitosa

He holds a BA in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1986), an MA in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1990), a PhD in Philosophy from Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg / Germany (1995), and post-doctoral studies in Philosophy at the University of Potsdam-Germany (2007) and the University of Paris VIII/France (2013). He is currently a professor and researcher in the Graduate Program in Performing Arts at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). Coordinator of POP-LAB (Laboratory for Studies in Pop Philosophy), co-organizer of HDRIO (International Congress in Digital Humanities). He has experience in the Philosophy area, with emphasis on modern and contemporary aesthetics, working mainly on the following themes: body, voice, image, performance, pedagogy, Brazilian culture, pop culture and digital technologies.

Guilherme Soares

Assistant Professor A at the Center for Culture, Languages and Technologies (CECULT), at the Federal University of the Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB). Guilherme Soares, also known as Glerm Soares, is an electronic and computer artist, sound designer, and programmer-researcher.

Naagma Timakondu

Naagma Timakondu is a Master’s candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Applied Cognition & Neuroscience program, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction and Computational Modeling. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Cognitive Science, she worked at IBM for 4 years, initially as a developer and finally working in the Tech Ethics Project Office. Her current interests are in understanding how to use research insights from cognitive science and behavioral science to guide the design and development of technology aligned with ethical and ethical values.

Ricardo O’Nascimento

Ricardo O’Nascimento is a designer who investigates body-environment relations with a focus on the development of interfaces for portable devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. He proposes a non-disciplinary approach to create new means of communication between living beings and electronic and digital experiences that challenge and enhance human perception.

He graduated from PUC – SP, SENAC – SP and from the Faculty of Letters and Industrial Design in Linz at the Interface Culture Department in Austria. D. in Electronic Textiles from Loughborough University, England. He is currently a postdoc researcher at the Royal College of Arts in London.

Roger Malina

Roger Malina is a physicist with a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. He is executive editor of Leonardo MIT magazine, and the International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology. A multidisciplinary professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, he is an editor in emerging new research fields that connect the sciences and engineering to the arts, design, and humanities. He founded and serves on the board of two non-profit organizations, ISAST in San Francisco and Olats in Paris, that advocate and document the work of artists involved in contemporary science and technology.

Silvana Bahia

M.A. in Culture and Territorialities from the Universidade Federal Fluminense. She is an associate researcher of the Art and Artificial Intelligence group at the University of São Paulo (USP) and of the research group on Policies and Economics of Information and Communication at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She holds a degree in Social Communication/Journalism from Candido Mendes University, UCAM.

She is currently co-executive director of Olabi, a social organization focused on social innovation, technology, and diversity. She also idealizes PretaLab, an initiative that stimulates the inclusion of black and indigenous women in the universe of technologies.

Silvana de Souza Ramos

She holds undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from the University of São Paulo. He did his PhD at Université Paris I – Panthéon/Sorbonne (2008-2009), under the supervision of Renaud barbaras. She was a Visiting Professor at Università Ca’Foscari (2017), where she lectured on the topic of totalitarianism. Since 2014, she has been a lecturer in the Philosophy Department at USP; and since 2018, she is a Lecturer. She has experience in Philosophy, with an emphasis on Ethics and Political Philosophy, in Contemporary French Philosophy, and studies intersections between philosophy and image. She directs the Politics and Subjectivities Study Group (DF/USP), in which her undergraduate and graduate students participate. She is the editor of Cadernos Espinosanos (USP) and a member of the editorial board of several journals in the area. She is also a member of the following Anpof Working Groups: GT Filosofia Francesa Contemporânea and GT Filosofia e Gênero, and one of the administrators of the Brazilian Network of Women Philosophers. She is an active member of the International Merleau-Ponty Circle. She is currently studying the work of Gilda de Mello e Souza, a Brazilian philosopher and art critic, and is preparing a film on the work of women philosophers in Brazil.

Tarliz Liao

Post-doctorate in Digital Technologies and Teacher Training by PPGAV/UFRGS (2021). PhD in Education in the line of Mathematics Education (2014, UFES). Leader of GEPETEC UNIRIO – Group of Studies and Research in Teaching, Digital Technologies and Teacher Training. Researcher and Adjunct Professor C3 in the Department of Didactics of Unirio (Mar 19). Permanent Professor of PPCTE/ CEFET RJ, collaborator in NIDES UFRJ and in the Graduate Program in Innovation and Technology in Education of UTFPR. Winner of two editions of the Digital Games Olympics for Education -Seeduc/RJ. Was Researcher and Adjunct Professor at the Interdisciplinary Department of UFRGS (2015 -2019). He worked as a teacher in elementary and high school in public schools in RJ. He has extensive experience in the area of Mathematics Teaching and research on Digital Technologies.


Filosofia Pop (Pop Philosophy Studies Lab)

This laboratory is an opportunity to develop the principles of a “pop philosophy”, as established in the essay-manifesto “Por uma Filosofia Pop” (Charles Feitosa, in: Nietzsche e Deleuze, Rio de Janeiro, Relume Dumará, 2001). In this article he proposes to put philosophy in a constant relation with non-philosophy, thus allowing different knowledges to resonate with each other. Pop philosophy is interested in the relations between arts, digital technologies and philosophy. There is no privileging of one of these disciplines over the other. Art, science and philosophy are respectively ways of creating functions, sensitive aggregates, concepts. This search for alliance with other discourses goes in the opposite movement of the “metaphysics of purity”, which disseminates a homogeneous image of thought. Especially in relation to works of art (poetry, paintings, films, video games, etc…), the proposal of “pop philosophy” is not to use them only as illustration or attestation of the philosophical discourse. This kind of attestation is just an attempt to make art work for rationality, but it does not represent a real contagion of discourses. It is something different. Pop philosophy creates its concepts as folds, beyond the opposition and the hierarchy between depth and surface, just as in surfing the wave is explored as a tube; an inside that is not inside, an outside that is not outside.