Lidia Zuin

Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speaker

Level
Mid Level
Location
Brazil
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Projects

Projects credited in

  • Art Director
    Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speaker
    Freelance Stylist and Consultant

About me

Brazilian freelance journalist and PhD candidate in Visual Arts at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Holds a Master's degree in Semiotics (2012-2014) at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a BSc degree in Journalism (2008-2011) at Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Currently works with innovation, futurism and research at UP, being responsible for the blog and the newsletter UP Future Sight. Worked as a Brazilian localization game tester at Rockstar Lincoln. Creator of the fashion blog Fiercekrieg (2010-present) and the Facebook page Ponto Ômega and has articles published in websites such as Versions, Kill Screen, Folha de S.Paulo, Syfy, Neon Dystopia, and texts published in magazines such as Fast Life. A researcher of technology trends at Envisioning, she is also a freelancer writer and researcher in the area of futurology and technological innovation. She has academic papers published in books and journals, which were presented in national and international universities such as University of Vienna. She has science fiction short stories published in anthologies, besides her series of cyberpunk e-books REQU13M. She presented the podcast focused on electronic music HEXCAST at the British online radio station futuremusic.fm until 2016. She interpreted the character Luna for an immersive futurology and science fiction inspired project for companies, FEXco. She manages the Facebook page Ponto Ômega, which is focused sharing news on science, technology and science fiction. As a lecturer, she joined events such as Virada Empreendedora and TEDxMauá 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lidiazuin/

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Skills

  • Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Future Trends
  • Trend Forecasting
  • New Technologies
  • Science Journalism
  • Literature
  • Lecturing
  • Research
  • Academic Writing

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Farfetch

    Farfetch

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Quill Content

    Quill Content

    • Marketing & PR
  • Rockstar Games

    Rockstar Games

    • Gaming
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    Self Directed

    Work history

    Currently

    Researcher and writer

    Torus

    Apr 2018
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Content creation and research in futurology, science fiction and trends.

    Currently

    Aug 2017
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Writing essays about technology and futurology.

    Currently

    Researcher

    Envisioning

    Jun 2017
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Researcher of trends in technology. Worked on projects for clientes such as the Armasuisse (Deftech 2017 and 2018), Oxiteno and World Global Summit.

    Currently

    Head of innovation and futurism

    UP Lab

    Oct 2016
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Researcher and planner assistant. Blog editor, newsletter curator and leader of the project UP Future Sight. We believe that the future is already here, though not evenly distributed. In order to make it available for everyone, we translate these scenarios with the help of a collective intelligence and we tell stories of the present and the future with a more integrated and conscious view. We research trends in innovation and technology and, based on these studies, we create reports, transmedia content, experience and visualization of scenarios based on the methodology of design fiction that brings the inspiration of science fiction to the present.

    Currently

    Speaker

    Self

    Aug 2016
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Lecturer in events and courses. Discussed themes: futurism and futurology, innovation and technology, virtual reality, science fiction, transhumanism, art and culture. Lectures in events and courses: Festival Path (2018), TEDxMauá (2017), Virada Empreendedora (2017), GloboNews Prisma (2018), Bradesco Garage Week (2018), Friends of Tomorrow SP (2018), Roadsec (2017), Abril Cyberpunk/Unicamp (2017), PROWEEK/Anhembi Morumbi (2016), BRVR (2016), International Summer School on Communication and Media/University of Vienna (2011).

    Currently

    Researcher

    Self Directed

    Jul 2016
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Trends research on consumer behavior and technological innovation. Production of reports, talks, lectures and experiences using the design fiction methodology. Clients: GloboNews, Pirelli, Bradesco, JCB, Alelo.

    2018

    Content Writer

    Bem Phyna

    Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Writer on the project Bem Phyno and admin of the vintage store Bem Phyna page on Facebook (http://bemphyna.com).

    2018

    Content Project Manager

    Paratii

    Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Chief editor and content manager for social media. Texts about blockchain.

    2018

    Freelance Journalism

    Quill Content

    Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Fashion articles for Farfetch's blog project.

    2017

    Freelance Journalist

    Kill Screen

    Apr 2016 - Mar 2017
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Articles about videogames, technology, culture, art and philosophy.

    2016

    Brazilian Localization Tester

    Rockstar Games

    Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
    • Lincoln, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Finding, reproducing and fixing linguistic errors or problems in-game. Reporting and revision of those errors or problems. Proofreading and looking for inconsistencies in context and style throughout large text files – ensuring the language text matches the English. Providing translations when required. Tracking and ensuring consistency of in-game terminology between languages and projects. Researching topics to ensure authentic and accurate contextual use of language. Providing critical analysis and feedback in report form, in a clear and concise way. Working closely with the team to share ideas and suggestions, involving others in decision making. Member of the newsletter and content creation committee.

    2016

    Journalist

    Neon Dystopia

    Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Freelance
    • Writes about science fiction, society, culture, technology, philosophy and science.

    Education

    Currently

    Doctorate Studies PHD Fine Arts

    UNICAMP

    Aug 2016
    • Campinas, Brazil
    • PhD candidate in visual arts. My thesis is about the search for immortality in imagery.

    2014

    Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Master degree in communication and semiotics. My thesis was about the work of the Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein.

    2011

    Jan 2008 - Dec 2011
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Bachelor degree in journalism. My thesis was about the military aesthetics in industrial music. I also completed an undergraduate research about cyberculture and Japanese animation.

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