[ISEA2018] Workshop: Fred Paulino — The Gambiologia

Workshop Statement Also Artist Talk

Gambiologia is a Brazilian creative hub which adopts the country’s tradition of “gambiarra” as a source of inspiration for works on art and technology. This term is commonly translated as “jury rig” or “life hack” and refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made only with tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Gambiologia is thus “the science of gambiarra”. Through a vigorous creative production and a set of collective initiatives, the project investigates how the Brazilian tradition to adapt, improvise, find simple and smart solutions for everyday problems can be applied to the context of electronic art.        gambiologia.net

  • Fred Paulino (1977) is an artist, designer, researcher and curator born in Brazil, where he still lives. He received a BA in Computer Science and completed post-graduate studies in Contemporary Art. He creates artworks in different media including print, street art, video, installations, electronics and coding. He is the coordinator of Gambiologia, a creative platform which adopts the local tradition of “gambiarra” as a source of inspiration for works in art and technology. Paulino produced and curated “Gambiologos”, an international collective exhibition (2010/2014/2018) and is the editor-in-chief of Facta, the Gambiologia magazine.

Supported by Ganso / Lucas Mafra