Cicero I. da Silva



Cicero is a interdisciplinary researcher and professor in the field of digital media technologies applied to science, culture, arts, health and media. Currently he is Visiting Professor at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and at the Speculative Design major at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – supported by a FAPESP grant, an associate member of the Cultural Analytics Lab at the City University of New York (CUNY) led by digital media researcher Lev Manovich and serves as a member on the Interdisciplinary Assessment Committee of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. George Landow, in his latest book Hypertext 3.0 stated that Cicero's work Plato Online is one of the "...most exciting projects and published examples of hypermedia". Currently Cicero is a faculty member of the Open University at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp). Cicero is deputy coordinator of the Brazilian Telehealth Networks Program (supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health). He also served as deputy coordinator of the Open University of Brazil (UAB), coordinating more than 6.000 students at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), ranked the Best Federal University in Brazil by Times Higher Education (2017). Since 2006, Cicero coordinates Brazil’s Software Studies initiative and the Walkingtools Lab, both affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and CUNY. He was Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego (between 2006-2010 – supported with a grant from CAPES agency – Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), where he developed his postdoctoral research about Ted Nelson, inventor of the Hypertext and Hypermedia concepts and sponsored by Noah Wardrip-Fruin (digital media, software studies and games author and researcher) and at Brown University (2005 – grant from CAPES), where he did part of his PhD research affiliated with professors such as George Landow, Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Roberto Simanowski. He was a visiting professor at the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) – University of California, San Diego (UCSD) between 2008 and 2010. In 2006 Cicero developed a research at the MediaLab Prado about netart and digital media. In 2001 he was a researcher at the University of Porto, where he developed a research about Hypermedia language. In 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the Centro Multimedia at CENART in Mexico City. Cicero is one of the organizers of CineGrid Brasil. In 2016 Cicero was a visiting professor at University of Minho, Portugal, sponsored by professor Pedro Andrade. In 2011 he developed a postdoctoral research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) about software studies in Brazil, under the advice of Heloisa Buarque de Hollanda. Cicero da Silva holds a BS degree in Psychology and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Semiotics and communication.

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