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Clarissa Ribeiro, Ph.D., is an Architect, Media Artist, and Researcher, teaching experimental design strategies in Architecture for first and final year students in Brazil, where she is the director of the CrossLab, at the University of Fortaleza. As an independent artist, she has been producing and exhibiting experimental interactive installations exploring complex affectiveness through macroscale metaphorical translations of subatomic scale phenomena. Working in collaboration with other artists, research groups and art collectives in her home country, Brazil, and abroad, she has been exhibiting and presenting her works and ideas in several countries in important symposiums and conferences, weaving a dialogue with an international community that produces and discusses critically cutting edge perspectives in media arts and sciences.  Her artistic practice is viscerally linked to her research interests that, for the last 20 years, have been focused in investigating and understanding the influences, connections and cross contaminations between the sciences of complexity – cybernetic, information theory, systems theory – and artistic expressions and poetics in media arts. This effort implies the construction of a perspective that allows observing the complex observer-observation – the artist and his/her object; it is a strategy of integrating the self-observation to a system that is the creative process itself. From 2014 to 2015 she was an Associate Professor for Roy Ascott Studio in Shanghai, China. Recently, from 2013 to 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright grant in Arts, and was living in Los Angeles, California, as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar, connected to the UCLA Art| Sci Center and Lab. During her Ph.D. in Visual Arts by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, by the time she was together with Professor Gilbertto Prado’s group, from 2006 to 2011, she was a visiting research member of the CAiiA-Hub of the Planetary Collegium, living for one year in the UK.


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