Volunteer Vanessa Santos

(BRA): March – May 2014

About Vanessa

Vanessa was born in Brazil but is living in Spain, where she is doing a PhD at Pompeu Fabra University. She is researching narratives and locative media and has selected some of Blast Theory’s projects as case studies. These projects include Rider SpokeFixing PointA Machine to See With and I Like Frank.

She is a MSc in “Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media” and has recently been working in a European Commission FP7 funded project, combining basic science research, technology innovation and high impact user research methods to develop an augmented reality based system to improve humans’ abilities to process information, and experience and understand large, complex data sets in a museum context.

Vanessa has professional experience working on documentation of free software for multimedia production; social networks and technological inclusion of minorities groups; teaching methods and training processes in audiovisual production. Her expertise and interests are in audiovisual, narratives, interactive media, mobile applications.

Find out more about Vanessa’s work and research here.