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Lidia Zuin

Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speakerBrazil
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Lidia Zuin

Journalist, researcher, futurologist, teacher and speakerBrazil
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/
Projects
  • 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 - 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 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 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 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 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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