I’m Project Leader / Policy Analyst / Researcher at the Foresight, Modelling Behavioural Insights and Design For Policy Unit / EU Policy Lab of DG JRC / Joint Research Centre, EC / European Commission; currently working on future oriented technology analyses, cocreation for policy innovation, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary frameworks, citizen engagement and participatory platforms, open science and technology, DIY/DIT, maker and collaborative cultures, and blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
I hold a PhD in Philosophy from University Paris 1 (supervised by Philippe Breton) and a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL (supervised by Hermínio Martins and JM Paquete de Oliveira); with a period as Visiting Scholar at the Department of STS / Science and Technology Studies of RPI / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (sponsored by Langdon Winner and Sharon Anderson-Gold); and research grants by FCT / Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
I also hold a DEA / Master in Philosophy (Forms of Rationality – Sociology and Anthropology) from University Paris 1; plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies, and a BA (Hons) in Sociology, both from ISCTE-IUL.
I recently worked as Scientific Project Officer at the Digital Citizen Security Unit of IPSC, JRC-EC, with projects linking citizen engagement to IoT and digital fabrication communities; as Researcher at CIES-IUL with the project “Sociology in Technology” (sponsored by David J Hess and A Firmino da Costa), and coordination of COST Action IS1007 “Investigating Cultural Sustainability”; and as Project Manager and Co-Coordinator of VitruviusFabLab-IUL / Digital Fabrication Laboratory of ISCTE-IUL, with supervision of projects as STTF2013 Summer School or of the programme Choose Science: From School to University.
I held prior research positions at University Paris 1, working on Human-Computer Interaction, AI and robotics, phenomenology, cognitive and life sciences, ethics and values in technology, and science fiction cultures; and at ISCTE-IUL, focusing on ICT studies, digital public spaces, e-democracy and e-government, identity management, and alternative and community media.