I majored in Communications/Journalism in 2005 and since then have worked with digital technologies/media, digital content/webwriting, web analytics, information architecture, user experience and e-learning. My main areas of interest are Education, Technology and Environment/Climate. In the last five years I have been working as full-time researcher.
My doctoral research, in progress, is a critical analysis of machine learning for educational purposes. As a PhD candidate I am affiliated to the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PUC-Rio) in a joint degree. I currently live in Portugal.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Education / Philosophy of Education from PUC-Rio. During my Masters I developed research in which I analysed the use of digital technologies in education from the standpoint of the Extended Mind Thesis (as proposed by Andy Clark and David Chalmers in 1998 and subsequently scrutinised by Clark in plenty of articles and books). It will be released as a book/e-book in 2022.
Here is how I got here…
Either as a content developer, a digital products coordinator or as an independent consultant, I have worked for the private sector and for non-profit organisations such as the British Council, O GLOBO newspaper, Ismart, Museu do Amanhã, Petrobras, Oi (telecommunications), startups and digital agencies.
After experiencing these projects I have become quite critical about how humans cope with technology; I also became particularly concerned about the potential outcomes regarding human-technology relations.
I consider myself an interdisciplinary professional. My academic research project connects Philosophy, Education, Psychology and Technology.
… And here is what moves me
I am interested in how humans perceive the world, interact with others, experience life and, therefore, learn (in the broadest possible sense).
I investigate the outcomes of machine learning systems, taking into account the paradigm underlying learning that is still prevalent in the educational system and which is connected to cognitivism. My research is grounded in the contemporary approaches to cognition, namely enactivism and embodied cognition as a possible emerging paradigm. I am attentive to the ethical issues of AI, the challenges that emerge from the technological world we concurrently build and inhabit and the balance that should be achieved between technological development and the conservation of our planet’s natural resources.