Lidia Zuin
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Lidia Zuin

Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speakerBerlin, Germany
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Lidia Zuin

Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speakerBerlin, Germany
About me
Currently living in Berlin and searching for work opportunities - freelance or full-time. Journalist, researcher and copywriter. Holds a PhD in Visual Arts and a MA degree in Semiotics. Chair of Science Fiction at the Disruptive Futures Institute and Senior Foresight Researcher at Technistential. Currently works as a freelance researcher and content writer in topics such as innovation, futurism, technology, culture, arts, subculture, fashion, blockchain, immersive technologies, games and more. Worked as a Brazilian localization game tester at Rockstar Lincoln. Columnist at TAB UOL and O Futuro d as Coisas. Has articles published on websites such as Versions, Kill Screen, Folha de S.Paulo, Syfy, Neon Dystopia, INC Magazine, Sy-Fy. As a freelance researcher, I have worked in partnership with companies such as Envisioning.io, White Rabbit, ArmaSuisse, GIZ, L'Atelier Paribas, Oxiteno, P&G, Itaú, Santander, Springpoint, BASF, Bradesco, Box1824, XP Health, and more. I have experience with workshops and talks both in English and Portuguese. I have presented two TEDx talks, and have been working with Design Fiction for about five years. Until 2021, I worked as a professor at Istitute Europeo di Design in São Paulo, ministering the discipline Futurism and Emerging Technologies for the post-graduate course on Strategic Design. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lidiazuin/
Projects
  • Will - A tale about the price of privacy
    Will - A tale about the price of privacyThis study aims to illustrate the paradoxical conflict between our desire for increased utility through optimisation and increased autonomy through privacy. By exploring our interactive narrative and technology visualisation tool, you can situate yourself in a near future where decisions around privacy are not clear-cut. We will present the seductive nature of voluntary surveillance and the steep cost of mass adoption. We will ground the narrative in the emerging technologies that facilitate the
  • Deftech 2020 - Centaur
    Deftech 2020 - CentaurFuture Narratives: Centaur is an interactive narrative about our evolving relationship with technology. You will learn about the technologies and systems affecting how humans and machines interact set among four stories. Each story explores the technologies differently, using a branching interface in which the reader chooses the direction of narrative and learn about differing technological readiness levels. In concluding a story you receive access to an interactive radar interface representing
  • Zeitgeist Aprendizagem 2018
    Zeitgeist Aprendizagem 2018A trends report created by Torus in partnership with O Futuro das Coisas and Affero Lab. With 12 chapters, the study presents the importance of learning processes in face of this ever-changing technological scenario. In Portuguese. English translation will soon be available. Available here: https://medium.com/toruscx/zeitgeist-aprendizagem-2018-conhe%C3%A7a-os-12-movimentos-que-est%C3%A3o-transformando-a-educa%C3%A7%C3%A3o-a6934c8d1678
  • Sci-fi // Sci-fact: Blade Runner 2049
    Sci-fi // Sci-fact: Blade Runner 2049Investigation of emerging technologies cited in the 2017 motion picture Blade Runner 2049. Sci-Fi-Sci-Fact (SFSF) investigates relationship between technologies cited in popular science fiction and actual scientific development. Supported by Deftech research iniative in Switzerland. Available here: https://viz.envisioning.io/bladerunner2049/
  • The future of citizenship
    The future of citizenshipDeveloped in collaboration with the World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates, this project demonstrates technologies likely to affect the future of governance and public policy worldwide. Available here: https://viz.envisioning.io/wgs-citizenship/?o=0
  • 2084: Mundos Cyberpunks
    2084: Mundos CyberpunksA collection of short stories selected by me. In Portuguese. Available at Amazon.
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Work history
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    Senior Foresight Researcher & Chair of Center for Science FictionDisruptive Futures Institute
    São Paulo, BrazilFreelance
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    AmbassadorTeach the Future
    São Paulo, BrazilFreelance
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Skills
  • Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Future Trends
  • Trend Forecasting
  • New Technologies
  • Science Journalism
  • Literature
  • Lecturing
  • Research
  • Academic Writing
Education
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    Doctorate Studies PHD Fine ArtsUNICAMP
    Campinas, Brazil
    PhD candidate in visual arts. My thesis is about the search for immortality in imagery.
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    Semiotics, Master DegreePontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo
     - São Paulo, Brazil
    Master degree in communication and semiotics. My thesis was about the work of the Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein.
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