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Hello! ; )
My name is Filipe Pais, I'm a researcher, educator, and curator.
I have been particularly interested in 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.
I'm a research associate at the Reflective Interaction Group from EnsadLab (the laboratory of EnsAD – École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris), teaching in the fields of art, design, and games at Noroff University in Norway. I'm also a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and associate lecturer at the London College of Communication (UAL) in London and at Parsons School of Design in Paris.
My doctoral research entitled Experience and Meaning-making Process in Interactive Arts – The influence of play and aesthetic distance in 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 exhibition From Bits to Paper (Le Shadok, Strasbourg, 2016) and co-curated Playmode (Maat, Lisbon, 2019), and Re-enter (CPAI, Lisbon, 2012). Some of my art and design projects have been present in several group shows around Europe.
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Big selfie stick, Dolomites, Italy, 2015
Photo: Evangeline De Bourgoing
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