“Gambiologia. A Brazilian Approach on Critical Making” presented by Paulino


Presentation Title:

  • Gambiologia. A Brazilian Approach on Critical Making



  • 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.