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Prof Gilson Schwartz (University of São Paulo)
Dr Carlos Falci (University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte)
In collaboration with the Departments of Hispanic Studies, Theatre Studies, Film and Television, Warwick Business School, Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities and the Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority

18th May 2015 – 8th June 2015

Week 1 - commencing 18/05/15: Dr Carlos Falci IAS Visiting Fellow
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Lecture (in collaboration with Film&TV and Theatre Studies)

Mon 18/05/15 12-2pm Millburn House A0.26

Dr Carlos Falci 'Metadata and imaginary places of memory' Does memory need a fixed place to exist? Does memory need archives to exist? And if it needs these, what kind of files does it need? Although one can say that memory has never been defined from a fixed location, I think that the very definition of the concept is marked by idea of a place, a registry which is capable to show this memory. The aim is to discuss how metadata can produce other logics to create cultural memories in programmable environments. Please sign up here for event and refreshments

CCPS Seminar

Wed 20/05/15 5.00-6.30pm Millburn House G50

Dr Carlos Falci Actor-network theory and social memory in programmable environments: an analysis of 2013 June manifestations on Brazil One of the assumptions of actor-network theory is that there is not exactly a social field, or even pre-existing social ties to any situation, but translations that may generate traceable associations. In this presentation, I search for videos and images, on Youtube and Instagram, about Brazilian manifestations on June, 2013, as an example to understand these translations. Please sign up here for event and refreshments
Week 2 – commencing 25/5/15 Dr Carlos Falci and Prof Gilson Schwartz IAS Visiting Fellows

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Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC) Seminar Wed 27/05/15 4-6pm Computer Science CS1.04/05

Dr Carlos Falci 'Hidden memories of San Francisco River and Rio das Velhas River, Brazil 'Spaces are the effect produced by quotidian operations made inside ordered places (cities, institutional places, urban environments), as Certeau says. Stories (by ordinary people, by personal documents, by photographs – by memories) could produce these kinds of spaces. So, how are stories about rivers capable of building sustainable uses of water within the context of Brazil? And how are urban spaces related and relating to the water stories flowing through big cities, through waters polluted by industrial waste or pesticide materials?

Prof Gilson Schwartz ‘From "Motoboys" to "Motoangels": Urban Youth and Mobile Memories in São Paulo’ Iconomies of memory define the relationship between personal narratives and cultural/political economies in a digital age, where iconicity (and the information flows that allow mediated voices/images to stick, survive or fade) is very uneven. The transportation infrastructures in the city (and its social as well as environment conundrums) are materially shaping new forms of mobility and human occupation, which may not be afforded to be remembered.

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Hosted by the Department of Hispanic Studies/ & Connecting Cultures GRP

Fri 29/5/15 11-1pm Social Sciences S0.17

Dr Carlos Falci 'Human memories and public places: How public places are kept alive and inhabited?' These apparently simple questions raise complex discussions about the role of governments, community centres, non-governmental institutions in the creation and preservation of public place memories. However, the main issue nowadays seems to be: to investigate how citizens create their own memories of these places. Memory functions by asymmetries and discontinuities; that’s the main reason to seek and register the life stories about first inhabited places of any city, or quotidian stories told by former residents of the first “favelas” in Belo Horizonte (Reconceiving BH Project).

Prof Gilson Schwartz 'Iconomies of Memory and Protest in São Paulo' Iconomies of memory define the relationship between personal narratives and cultural/political economies in a digital age, where iconicity (and the information flows that allow mediated voices/images to stick, survive or fade) is very uneven. ‘Iconomies of memory’is used to define the relationship between personal narratives and cultural/political economies in a digital age. Iconomics is a neologism developed by Michael Kaplan (2003) on the linguistics of economic value, and developed within the University of São Paulo’s City of Knowledge to express the triadic structures that underlie local, national and global media economies/ecologies.

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Week 3 – commencing 1/6/15 Prof Gilson Schwartz IAS Visiting Fellow

In collaboration with Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Wed 3/06/15 2-4pm S0.18 Social Sciences

Prof Gilson Schwartz 'Iconomics and Creative Currencies' The "Creative Currencies" project was initially put to an empirical test in 2003, after funding by the National Institute of Information Technology (ITI), an agency responsible for digital security under the Civil House Office of the Presidency of Brazil. The social prototyping of digital currencies was later supported (2006) by the Ministry of Science and Technology via the Research and Projects Financing Agency (FINEP), then twice by the Ministry of Culture (2008, 2010) and also twice by the National Bank for Social and Economic Development - BNDES (2012, 2013). There are ethical, theoretical and operational dimensions which are required for any currency to be issued, circulated and evaluated. This paper will explore these. Please sign up here for event and refreshments

In collaboration with Warwick Business School Thur 4/06/15 11am-12.30pm WBS Scarman Road B3.20 Lunch in B1.02 12.30-1.30pm

Prof Gilson Schwartz 'Iconomics: Value, Image and Innovation in the Knowledge Society Mindsets', both academic and entrepreneurial, are now open to the imagination of digital icons (both for profit and non-proft, proprietary or open source, competitive or collaborative, democratic, revolutionary or terrorist). An emerging "iconomy" expands Market, State and Civic development opportunities as well as regulatory, cultural and financial risks. This emerging transmediatic economic field requires an innovative anthropological ethos associated to the digital iconic turn which is essential to the "animal spirits" of the knowledge society. Its impacts extend beyond instrumental reason in digital humanities, art production and techno-scientific accumulation of capital and business models. Value, images and innovation compound into a triadic human development model which points to the emergence of new identity and creative chains as a result of social appropriation of digital tools, skills and ethics. Please sign up here for event and refreshments