Dr Renata Lemos Morais

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Media And Communication

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, , 1997
Master in Knowledge Engineering & Management, , 2008
Doctor of Communications & Semiotics, , 2012

Contact

renata.morais@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46438

Biography summary

Renata Lemos Morais holds a joint PhD in Communications and Semiotics from the European Graduate School (EGS, Switzerland) and São Paulo Catholic University (PUC, Brazil). Her research is interdisciplinary, integrating culture, science, design and technology. Her latest book (Digital Social Networks: Twitter's Connective Cognition), was published in 2010 in co-authorship with Dr. Lucia Santaella. She is a member of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET) and speaks regularly at glocal events such as Social Media Week and TEDx. She has wide experience as a media innovation consultant, applying design thinking to media strategies at various organisations.

Research interests

. Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity

. Speculative Media Theory

. Media Futures

. Network Theory

. Design Thinking

Affiliations

Member of the International Center on Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET), based in Paris, France. 

Member of the Editorial Team of Contracampo Journal, Federal Fluminense University (UFF), Rio de Janeiro. 

Conferences

Invited Speaker at 3rd International Seminar on Media Ubiquity (UBITEC), Catholic University of Rio Grande do sul - PUC RS, Porto Alegre, October 15th, 2013. 

Invited speaker at International Conference on Social Networks (CIRS) - Innovative Cities, Curitiba, May 20th, 2011. 

Invited speaker at International Seminar on Digital Video Languages (Brazil-Spain), National Republic Museum, Brasilia, December, 2012. 

Invited Speaker at M-todos - Digital Mobility, Federal University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, 2010. 

Research groups

Member of Com Versações (postgraduate research group on Communication Aesthetics and Poetics), University of Brasilia (UnB).

Awards

Split-site Doctoral Scholarship. CAPES, Brasil. 2010 - 2011.


Dean's Award for Originality and Academic Achievement. Manhattanville College, USA.

Projects

Prezado You Tube

Collaborative investigation into You Tube narratives and artistic discourses. 

Publications

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2015

O Sublime Nanotecnológico

Dr Renata Lemos Morais

(2015), Portugal, A1

book

All around

Robert Brass, Patrick Peetz, Dr Renata Lemos Morais

(2015), Sydney, N.S.W., J2

works

TEDxDeakinUni

Dr Renata Lemos Morais, Fabiano Morais

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., J2

works

Alien aesthetics

Dr Renata Lemos Morais, Jason Adams

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., J2

works
2014

Sky high, skin deep: dark technologies of mediation

Dr Renata Lemos Morais

(2014), pp. 1-8, C Theory, British Columbia, Canada, C1-1

journal