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Scientific Activities

ICNOVA Member of the Research Group «Culture, Mediation and Arts», ICNOVA - NOVA Institute of Communication

CLP Collaborating member of the Research Group «Digital Mediation and Materialities of Literature», Center for Portuguese Literature, University of Coimbra

ELO Member of the Board of Directors of ELO - Electronic Literature Organization, USA, since 2014; Secretary between 2019 and 2022; Treasurer since 2022

Activities: CELL - Consortium on Electronic Literature; ELO Conference and Media Arts Show; ELD - Electronic Literature Directory; ELC - Electronic Literature Collection; Electronic Literature book series, Bloomsbury Press. Coordinator of the Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Poetry

CDN Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Digital Narrative, University of Bergen

Geist Member of the Board of Advisors of GEIST - Non-governmental organization created in 2016 in Helsinki, Finland

... to exercise creativity and critical thinking in designers, researchers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in making a positive change in the world.

R&D Projects

FICTRANS 2022-2025 > Researcher of FICTRANS - Transmedialization and hybridization of fiction and non-fiction in contemporary media culture. PI1: Jordi Alberich Pascual; PI2: Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez. Knowledge Generation Project 2021, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación del Gobierno de España / Universidad de Granada (Ref. PID2021-124434NB-I00).

... critical study of the diffusion and growing loss of the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction in contemporary media culture, from its interrelation with both the concept of post-truth and the concept of transmedia narrative ... this project will focus the analysis on the very foundations (theoretical, political, cultural) and discourses that support the “success” of the concept of post-truth as a set of rhetorical strategies.

We The Peoples – Intercultural Collaborative Plataform 2022- > Vice-coordinator of the project We The Peoples – Intercultural Collaborative Plataform. Coordinator: Maria Augusta Babo. Funding / support ICNOVA.

...creation of a collaborative virtual platform for welcoming, disseminating and exchanging experiences in the community, covering the Portuguese territory and the communities that immigrated there.

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Poéticas liminares no mundo contemporâneo 2020-2022 > Team member of Liminal poetics in the contemporary world: creation, formation and social commitment. PI: Glòria Bordons de Porrata-Doria; Co-PI: Eva Figueras Ferrer. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades - Proyectos I+D+i 2019 (Refª PID2019-104628RB-I00).

... to place creativity and training at the service of society, as a tool for cultural transformation in favor of more creative and sustainable models of society. ... taking into account, in particular, the educational objectives of quality, gender equality, reduction of inequalities, peace and justice, ... the promotion of artistic and literary creation through liminal poetics and digital tools can help the development of critical thinking, which allows questioning two of the great social challenges of today: social discrimination and environmental changes. ... an interdisciplinary project in which art, literature and societal challenges are intertwined.

Ex Machina 2015-2022 > Researcher of Ex Machina: Inscription and Literature. Project director: Paulo Silva Pereira (CLP-Centro de Literatura Portuguesa, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra). Grupo Mediação Digital e Materialidades da Literatura, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

... analyzes literary forms, practices and processes as a system of technological and media-based inscriptions, theorizing the experience of literary meaning from its devices. ... investigates the coupling between analogue and digital technologies of inscription as notation systems and the processes of literary invention ... to analyze and theorize the digital and analogue processes of inscription, in a context of medial proliferation of writing practices.

Murais e Literatura: A Criação Digital em Contexto Educativo 2018-2020 > Consultant of the project Murais e Literatura: Digital Creation in an Educational Context. Coordination: Ana Maria Machado; Team Members: Ana Sofia Albuquerque e Aguilar, Júlia Zuza, Luís Lucas Pereira, Thales Estefani, Jaqueline Conte. Funding: Center for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra.

... using the example of a book by Manuel António Pina, inspired by paintings by Paula Rego, the aim is to create three literary texts based on the murals (1958) by the painter Costa Pinheiro (1932-2015)... The animation of the images based on these paintings will be articulated with three reading levels, depending on three age groups: a digital album, for 4 years old, a generative poem based on traditional Portuguese oral literature, for 6 years old, and an interactive narrative, for children 11.

Nar_Trans2 2018-2020 > Researcher of Nar_Trans2. Transmedialization and crowdsourcing in audiovisual, journalistic, dramatic and literary fiction and non-fiction narratives. PI1: Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez; PI2: Jordi Alberich Pascual (University of Granada, Spain). FEDER/Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación – Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Spain, Ref. CSO2017-85965-P.

Artes y Poéticas 2016-2019 > Team member of ARPO:CREARE - Artes y Poéticas: Creación, Archivo y Educación. Project director: Glòria Bordons (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain). Programa Estatal de Foment de la Investigació Científica i Tècnica d'Excel·lència. Subprograma Estatal de generació del coneixement. Modalitat Projectes d'R+D, Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Ref. FFI2016-75844-P).

Nar Trans 2014-2017 > Researcher of Nar_Trans - Transmedial Narratives: new ways of audiovisual fiction, informative communication and performance in the digital era. Project director: Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez (Universidade de Granada, Spain). Plan Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica del Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y Ministerio de Universidades), Spain, Ref. CSO2013-47288.

Cell Project 2014-2015 > Researcher of A Search Engine for Electronic Literature. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Awards. National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S.A., Ref. HD51866.

PO.EX'70-80 2010-2013 > Principal Researcher of PO.EX'70-80 - Digital Archive of Portuguese Experimental Literature, funded by the EU and MCTES (Ref. PTDC/CLE-LLI/098270/2008, Ciências da Linguagem e Estudos Literários - Línguas e Literatura).

Alletsator 2006-2010 > Researcher of AlletSator – electronic opera, PIs: Pedro Barbosa and Luís Carlos Petry.

CD-ROM da PO.EX 2005-2008 > Principal Researcher of CD-ROM da PO.EX: Portuguese Experimental Poetry, Cahiers and Catalogs, funded by FCT/POCI (Ref. POCI, ELT/57686/2004, Área de Estudos Literários).

EuroFluent 2002-2005 > Researcher of FLUENT, A speech practising tool for European languages, ao abrigo do European Programme Socrates, Lingua Action 2: Development of Tools and Materials, (Financial Agreement nº 100178-CP-1-2002-1-BE-LINGUA-L2).

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