My name is Filipe Pais, I'm a researcher, educator and curator living between London and Paris.
I have been particularly interested by the ways contemporary art and design movements inquire technological agendas, dealing with issues such as transparency, blackboxing, behavior, play, dematerialization, flow, immersion, algorithmic governance, ecology and life after google.
My doctoral research entitled Experience and Meaning-making Process in Interactive Arts – The influence of play and aesthetic distancein interactive art encounters (UT Austin Portugal, FEUP, University of Porto), explored the aesthetics of play in art experience. After this, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the project The Behavior of Things (EnsadLab and University Paris 8) exploring the notion of behavior in objects. I was also a student of SPEAP, a Master of Arts and Politics conducted by Bruno Latour and Valérie Pihet at Sciences Po, Paris.
I have curated the exhibitions Playmode (Maat, Lisbon, 2019), From Bits to Paper (Le Shadok, Strasbourg, 2016) and Re-enter (CPAI, Lisbon, 2012). Some of my art and design projects have been present in several group shows around Europe.