We are pleased to announce that Daniel Marques is joining us in-residence at the Center as a Fulbright Visiting Research Student for the 2019-20 academic year. His project, “Privacy by Design, Digital Platforms, and Algorithmic Performativity,” explores how we understand privacy through digital platform ecosystems, algorithms, and datafication practices. More specifically, his Ph.D. research looks at how private life is being shaped and designed by digital platforms through “smart” technologies, such as smart speakers and wearable devices. Such an endeavour calls for a (neo)materialist and pragmatic approach, enabling an examination of how different human and non-human entities (such as digital platforms, algorithms, users, policymakers, laws, governments, and data) affect each other through mediation, thus producing and disputing the boundaries between public and private. Daniel is also interested in the politics of user interface design, game design, platform capitalism, and eSports.
Daniel Marques is a Brazilian assistant professor of design and digital media in the Center of Culture, Languages, and Applied Technologies at the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia (CECULT/UFRB) and an affiliated researcher at Lab404. Currently, he is also a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Culture and Communication at the Federal University of Bahia (PPGCCC/UFBA) and a Fulbright Visiting Research Student at the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Winsconsin-Milwaukee (C21). Before that, Daniel got his undergraduate degree in Design at UNIFACS/Laureate International Universities, a MBA in Strategic Design from UNIFACS, and a Masters in Culture and Society from UFBA.