My PhD project is entitled “Embedded Digital Infrastructures: a critical study of Smart Cities’ Application Programming Interfaces” (supervised by Prof. Annette Markham).
I aim to study how APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) function invisibly under the surface of "smart cities" to connect and control data and information flow between
technologies such as of sensors, web interfaces, and automated city systems (traffic lights, CCTV,
citizen registries). The analytical goal is to surface the invisible work of APIs, exploring how
these infrastructures also have politics; how they change, constrain or enable our lives in specific ways.
I have been interested in digital/data infrastructures, internet research and software studies,
especially through research methods that creatively blend science and technology theories with artistic
practice (audiovisual, software and media arts).
I am part of the Digital Living Research Commons and participate in projects such as the Museum of Random Memory, one of a series of experiments by the Future Making Consortium to "identify and foster ongoing and new creative methods of regaining control of the ‘big data’ we regularly produce in our everyday lives"; and the All The Feels Research Group, which employs different methodological approaches (phenomenology, discourse analysis, etc) to explore how young people make sense of their social media use. From 2018 to 2019, I am a Research Fellow at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR, Boston, USA). You can also check my other projects and follow my blog .
Here is my CV.
Pereira, G., Raetzsch, C., Vestergaard, L. S., & Brynskov, M. (2018). The Seams of Urban Intelligence: APIs as Infrastructures for Developers and Citizens.
Presented at the Cultures of Participation Conference , Aarhus University (Denmark), April 2018.
Pereira, G., & Markham, A. (2018). Museum of Random Memory: Engaging Communities in Data Literacy through Critical Pedagogy and Social Activism. Presented at the Cultures of Participation Conference, Aarhus University (Denmark), April 2018.
Schorr, S., Pereira, G., & Markham, A. (2017). Museum of Random Memory as Experimental Research Practice: Data Literacy + Activism. Presented at the Philosophy of Higher Education Conference, Aarhus University (Denmark), November 2017.
Rehder, M., Pereira, G., & Markham, A. (2017). “Clip, move, adjust”: Video editing as reflexive rhythmanalysis in networked publics. Selected Papers of #AoIR2017: Proceedings of the 18th international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Link
Tiidenberg, K., Markham, A., Pereira, G., Rehder, M. M., Dremljuga, R-R., Sommer, J. K., & Dougherty, M. (2017). "I'm an addict" and other sensemaking devices: a discourse analysis of self-reflections on lived experience of social media. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, 21, Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/3097286.3097307