A creative ground for hackademics at the intersection of media arts, sciences and technologies.
iNOVA Media Lab brings together researchers and practitioners working at the intersections of digital media arts, sciences and technologies. We envision transdisciplinary collaboration as aesthetic experience and scientiﬁc inquiry.
Our mission is to bridge artistic, scientific and technological methodologies creating new possibilities for contemporary and future media. We aim to translate scientific knowledge into real solutions for contemporary societies, addressing the problem of a broken intermediation between research and development institutions, communities and the industry.
At iNOVA Media Lab, we believe in a digital Renaissance: a theorist-practitioner research model based upon a native scientiﬁc setting – digital media laboratories as studios – conceived as trading zones for boundary communication methodologies and artifacts.
Ana Viseu is Associate Professor at IADE-Universidade Europeia and Researcher at ICNOVA. Anchoring her thinking in critical media, STS and feminist technoscience, she specializes in ethnographies of the cultures of development, use and regulation of emergent (and contested) information and communication technologies. Her research agenda pays specific attention to the ways in which emergent techs (re)configure identity, agency and power. Her work has been published in venues such as Nature and Social Studies of Science. In 2019, she was honored by Ciência Viva as one of 100 Portuguese Female Scientists.
António Granado co-coordinates the Master in Science Communication at NOVA FCSH.
He was a professional journalist for over 26 years, having specialized in science journalism. He spent most of his career at Público newspaper, where he was, in addition to being a journalist, science editor, deputy editor, editor-in-chief and editor of Publico.pt. Between September 2010 and March 2014 he was multimedia editor at RTP.
Ana Marta M. Flores holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Federal University of Santa Catarina with partial completion at the University of Lisbon.
Ana Marta M. Flores holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Federal University of Santa Catarina with partial completion at the University of Lisbon. She is a post-doctoral researcher of the MyGender – Young adults’ mediated practices: promoting gender justice in and through mobile applications (PTDC/COM-CSS/5947/2020), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), developed at the University of Coimbra. She is a researcher at ICNOVA/iNOVA Media Lab (University NOVA of Lisbon), Nephi-Jor (UFSC) and Trends and Culture Management Lab (CEAUL/University of Lisbon). Since 2014, she has been a lecturer in postgraduate courses (master’s and MBAs), focusing on social media, digital journalism and trend studies. She is an invited assistant professor at the Masters in New Media and Web practices at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon. She is currently exploring digital methods as an approach to identifying trends and understanding the relationship between social platforms and journalism.
Assunção Gonçalves Duarte is a doctoral candidate in Digital Media at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Assunção Gonçalves Duarte is a doctoral candidate in Digital Media at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her research project is associated with the iNOVA Media Lab and deals with the theme “The animated GIF as a facilitator of visual narratives in digital journalism and participatory culture”. She has a degree in Communication Sciences, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (licensed and PhD student) and in Design, from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (licensed).
She is a communication graphic designer, researcher at ICNOVA (Instituto de Comunicação da Nova) and lecturer as an Invited Assistant at the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social de Lisboa (ESCS-IPL) where, since 2021, she teaches curricular units in the area of image and visual languages in the courses in journalism and advertising and marketing.
She is the author of articles and communications on the image in digital journalism, the animated GIF digital image and on the history of infographics in Portugal. She is part of the working group that published the book, Visual Journalism in Portugal – contributions to a story. She is also a content creator for the area of Education in Environmental Conservation and Citizenship, being the author of the children’s book, A culpa não é dos Morcegos.
Ilo Alexandre is an invited assistant professor at NOVA FCSH and Universidade Lusófona.
Ilo Alexandre is an invited assistant professor at NOVA FCSH and Universidade Lusófona. He received his Ph.D. in Digital Media from NOVA FCSH (UT Austin Program|Portugal) and is a researcher member at iNOVA Media Lab (ICNOVA) and Computational Media Lab (UT Austin). Alexandre was a postdoctoral researcher at NOVA FCSH (PTDC/COM-CSS/28269/2017) and his main area of research explores data visualization, social network analysis, digital methods, and data journalism. He worked as a journalist, being the first editor-in-chief of G1 Ceará, and as a digital content creator in political campaigns and advertising.
Master in Communication and Culture, Screenwriter, writes and creates fiction content for audiovisual since 2001.
Master in Communication and Culture, Screenwriter, writes and creates fiction content for audiovisual since 2001. In the last 20 years he has written and created fiction content in telenovela, series, telefilm and film format for RTP, SIC, TVI, Shanghai Media Group ( China), TV Zimbo (Angola), Cinemundo and OPTO, having worked with the main Portuguese audiovisual producers. He has worked as a Headwriter on several writing teams, as a script doctor, script editor and as a content coordinator for entertainment programs leading creative and content production teams. At the moment, he has a contractual connection to SIC as a screenwriter. His most recent works are the series A Lista and O Clube (available on OPTO), Vento Norte (aired on RTP in 2021 and available on RTP Play) and the film Salgueiro Maia – O implicado (Cinemundo/Skydreams/RTP) premiered in April 2022 and which can be seen on the HBO Max platform.
José Sotero is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where he also completed a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and a specialization in Data Analysis and Information Visualization.
José Sotero is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where he also completed a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and a specialization in Data Analysis and Information Visualization. He integrates the iNOVA Media LAb as a doctoral researcher and also the OBI.Media – Media Observatory, in the same capacity. His professional career includes working as an operations coordinator of a consulting firm specializing in the Cultural and Creative Industries, where he implemented public and private projects for innovation in the sector, and work as a producer in communication agencies. He works in the areas of Social Sciences and Technologies, with an emphasis on Cultural and Creative Industries, Artificial Intelligence, and transdisciplinarity.
Assistant Professor of Cinema at the University of Beira Interior and integrated researcher at ICNOVA – iNOVA Media Lab.
Assistant Professor of Cinema at the University of Beira Interior and integrated researcher at ICNOVA – iNOVA Media Lab. PhD in Digital Media by the international program UT Austin-Portugal, with specialization in Audiovisual Creation and Interactive Contents, and a master’s degree in Photography and Documentary Cinema. During 2015 she was in residence at the National Film Board of Canada and in 2016 she was a visiting scholar in the film department at the University of Texas at Austin. She started working in the film industry in 2004, producing fiction feature films, and since 2010 she has dedicated herself to documentaries. She serves as a jury in ICA competitions and in several film festivals. She is co-director of the MDOC International Documentary Festival and the CCVA – Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts research group at NECS. Her research interests are centered on Documentary – authorial, experimental, interactive, expanded – on Feminist Film Theories and on Digital Culture.
Paulo Castanheiro is a SoundDesigner at Bauer Media Audio Group (formerly Media Capital Radios) and responsible for audio content at iNOVA Media Lab.
Paulo Castanheiro is a SoundDesigner at Bauer Media Audio Group (formerly Media Capital Radios) and responsible for audio content at iNOVA Media Lab. He is also an independent producer of several podcasts. Paulo Castanheiro is also responsible for the audio of the 90 Seconds of Science program, a partnership between FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, ITQB and Antena 1. Innovation Journalism 2019.In 2001, he joined the Media Capital Rádios group (currently Bauer Media Audio Group) and since then he has been responsible for the Commercial Production studio, which includes radio stations such as Rádio Comercial, M80, CidadeFM, VodafonFM and SmoothFM . In television he was responsible for the post-production of several TV shows in different TV production studios.
He has a degree in Communication Sciences and a Master’s in Journalism from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is currently studying for a PhD in the international program CoLab Portugal | UT Austin, between NOVA University and the University of Texas. His research work focuses on audio innovation.
Integrated researcher at ICNOVA, where he conducts post-doctoral research on technovigilance and algorithmic discrimination in Portugal and Brazil. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design, Technology and Communication (IADE).
Integrated researcher at ICNOVA, where he conducts post-doctoral research on technovigilance and algorithmic discrimination in Portugal and Brazil. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design, Technology and Communication (IADE). PhD in Contemporary Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/Brazil). Coordinator of the Communication, Democracy and Citizenship Center at UFBA. Vice-coordinator of the WG Anti-racist Communication and Afro-Diasporic Thought at Intercom – Brazilian Society for Interdisciplinary Communication Studies; coordinator of the Working Group Policies and Communication Governance of Compolítica – Brazilian Association of Researchers in Communication and Politics; coordinator of the WG Political Communication, Race and Gender at ALAIC – Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación. In 2019, he received the Commendation Senador Abdias Nascimento, granted by the Legislative Assembly of Sergipe (Brazil), for his academic performance in defense of racial equality.
Rita Sepúlveda is a postdoctoral researcher conducting the project entitled Status: in a relationship with apps. Apps dynamics in the context of romantic relationship management funded by ICNOVA – NOVA University of Lisbon through Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) funds.
Rita Sepúlveda is a postdoctoral researcher conducting the project entitled Status: in a relationship with apps. Apps dynamics in the context of romantic relationship management funded by ICNOVA – NOVA University of Lisbon through Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) funds. She holds a PhD in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology from Iscte – University of Lisbon (Portugal). Her research focus on mobile apps, relationships and dating on an everyday life perspective, practices, and dynamics. She’s the coordinator of Dating Lab (Iscte), member of MediaLab group (Iscte), iNOVA MediaLab (ICNOVA) and SMART (Social Media Research Techniques) group. She’s an invited teacher at Iscte on postgraduates’ courses in subjects related to digital methods.
Rossella Schillaci is a filmmaker and a visual anthropologist.
Rossella Schillaci is a filmmaker and a visual anthropologist. After graduating in Manchester, she directed several documentary films, awarded at international festivals and broadcast at ARTE, RAI, Sky and Al Jazeera. Among her latest films, Les enfants en prison (2016) was co-produced and broadcast by Arte and won the Etoile de la Scam, Free Women (2017) was distributed in Italian cinemas. She is currently a PhD candidate in Digital Media at the University Nova of Lisbon (in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Turin in Italy), with practice-based research in new media and visual anthropology. She teaches visual anthropology and immersive documentary in university seminars. Her last experimental VR film Surfacing (2022) has been screened in important festivals such as Annecy Animation Film Festival, Venice Biennale College, Open Doc London, and Australia film festival. It was financed by Creative Europe and Italian and Portuguese Ministers of Culture.
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences. My research interests include studies in media, journalism, open science and open access, in topics ranging from the biggest challenges facing journalism to the disorders of open access publishing model.
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences. My research interests include studies in media, journalism, open science and open access, in topics ranging from the biggest challenges facing journalism to the disorders of open access publishing model. Currently, my research and consultancy work mostly focuses on the articulation between journalism studies and science studies, namely on the problem of scientific disorders in the systematic accumulation of knowledge, assuming as case studies some areas that are strongly revisited within the field of journalism studies. I have been publishing nationally and internationally in different formats and my work has been recognized by two academic merit-based scholarships. My research appears in Communication & Society; Journalism; International Journal of Communication; Management, organizations and contemporary social theory; among others.
Valeska Picado is currently a doctoral student in the PhD Program in Digital Media at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNOVA).
Valeska Picado is currently a doctoral student in the PhD Program in Digital Media at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNOVA). She holds a master’s degree in Management in Learning Organizations at the Federal University of Paraíba (2016) and Specialist in Art, Education and Society by the Integrated Center for Technology and Research (2013). She holds a degree in Art Education from the Federal University of Paraíba (1997). She is Director of Performing Arts at TV Universitária at the Federal University of Paraíba. She has experience in the Audiovisual area, with an emphasis on Accessibility. His outstanding productions were: “O Sumiço de Santo Antônio” (https://youtu.be/W-F_jRx4PA0); “Escafandro Mágico” (https://youtu.be/9WT1m6gmrkE) and “Alecrim” (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGshD_YWCkUSiFBUwlRpmvotI9hbRVhvr). Responsible for the website https://visoaudio.com.br/ which is a product of the doctoral thesis.
Ágota Végső (HU) is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media at NOVA FCSH Lisboa. Ágota is a Hungarian animated film director, illustrator, and producer.
Ágota Végső (HU) is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Media at NOVA FCSH Lisboa. Ágota is a Hungarian animated film director, illustrator, and producer. She finished her studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, MOME, in Budapest. Since 2014 she has worked for The Animation Workshop/VIA University College as a production manager and producer, leading a collaboration with TED-Ed. She has been part of the Sci-Vi Initiative in Viborg, Denmark, since 2017 and iNOVA Media Lab since 2021. Currently, she is investigating the vital role of animation in science communication. Her primary focus is on how animation is used in research communication and what principles can help the production of science animation. She studies explainer videos and functional animation, besides organising workshops and courses about audio-visual science communication for visual artists and researchers to create effective animated science dissemination.
Elias Bitencourt is an assistant professor in the department of Design, Universidade do Estado da Bahia – UNEB, Brazil.
Elias Bitencourt is an assistant professor in the department of Design, Universidade do Estado da Bahia – UNEB, Brazil. His research focuses on algorithmic performativities, platform vernaculars, digital practicalities and digital methodologies. Research Background: Actor-Network Theory, STS, New materialisms, Platform studies, Digital Humanities, Digital Methods.
Eduardo Leite is a writer and journalist from Brazil.
Eduardo Leite is a writer and journalist from Brazil. Is currently working on his phd thesis in Contemporary Communication and Culture at Universidade Federal da Bahia, under the supervision of professor Suzana Oliveira Barbosa, and is at a collaborative period at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, being supervised by Professor Janna Joceli Omena, member of iNOVA Media Lab. Member of Online Journalism Research Group (GJOL/UFBA), Eduardo Leite has a Master’s degree in Contemporary Communication and Culture from Universidade Federal da Bahia and a Specialization in Photography from Universidade de Araraquara. The researcher has also been a temporary teacher for the Department of Social Communication at Universidade Federal de Sergipe. Is currently working with analysis of collections of news photographs with computer vision methods.
Jason Chao is a technologist and human rights activist.
Jason Chao is a technologist and human rights activist. Chao is currently a PhD student and researcher at the University of Siegen. His research interests include digital methods and app studies. He received an MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures from the University of Warwick and an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London.
Ana Sofia Almeida is a documentary filmmaker, researcher, and PhD candidate.
Ana Sofia Almeida is a documentary filmmaker, researcher, and PhD candidate. She has a degree in Communication Sciences (UBI), an MA in Documentary Filmmaking (ESMAE, Porto), and is currently enrolled in the Digital Media Program at NOVA University of Lisbon, with a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and ICNOVA. As a documentary and video director and editor, she is interested in using an observational and experimental tone and an open gesture to portray themes such as memory, identity, performance and urban art. She is currently conducting practice-based research that intersects interactive documentary practices with home movies of the Portuguese migration diaspora. Ana Sofia Almeida co-wrote the article Reconfiguring Archives in Interactive Documentaries: From Interactive and Intermedial Experiences to Networked Archival Imaginaries (2022), which was recently published.
Camila De Paoli Leporace holds a PhD in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the University of Coimbra.
Camila De Paoli Leporace holds a PhD in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the University of Coimbra, a Master’s in Education from PUC-Rio and a bachelor in Journalism from the same institution. She also has an MBA in Digital Marketing Management. She has been working since 2004 in the areas of digital communication and educational technologies, having coordinated projects at O GLOBO newspaper (Brazil) and worked in non-profit organisations, companies and digital communication agencies. She delivers courses, workshops and lectures. Camila Leporace received three journalism awards for online articles in 2007. Her PhD research is an analysis of machine learning and human learning from emerging theories of human cognition. She is co-organiser/co-author of the book A Mente Humana Para Além do Cérebro– Perspectivas a partir dos 4Es da Cognição, published by the University of Coimbra (2019) and has published articles and book chapters in the area of cognition and digital technologies.