OpenDoTT (Open Design of Trusted Things) "is a PhD programme* to explore how to build a more open, secure, and trustworthy Internet of Things". I have moved in 2019 to Dundee to work at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and relocated later to Berlin to work at the Mozilla Foundation. The whole project has migrated from the University of Dundee to Northumbria University in June 2020(\).

My research topic in the project is (waste prevention in) "smart cities". I am documenting in this blog what I am reading, learning and discovering as I go deeper into my research. I will also maintain a list of links with the opendott tag in my infinite bookmark collection.


EU Flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813508.

* The project started as a partnership between the University of Dundee and Mozilla Foundation.
By mid 2020 its academic arm moved to the Northumbria University

0.2. This is a snapshot of the working version of a text I wrote for the OpenDoTT blog, as part of our training on Internet Health and Open Leadership. It feeds from and interacts with other materials kept in this repository.

After an unusual summer (wasn't it?), my second year at the O...

Whilst preparing to travel to Berlin next week and participate in Transmediale 2020, I found by chance my profile page in their website. Curiously, I had totally forgotten of my remote participation in a panel called "Remixing Digital Cities" in the 2013 edition of Transmediale. It had been less...

In The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, Portuguese writer José Saramago depicts a peculiar and clarifying meeting. This part of the book is one of my all time favorites. It goes more or less as follows. One day when he was living as a fisherman, Jesus rows his small boat into the sea. It's misty,...

More Brazilian films about (and around) landfills:

Lixo Extraordinário (Waste Land) (2010)

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns...

Over the last couple years I was collaborating with Coco e Cia, a co-op in Ubatuba that collects and sorts recyclable materials and drives it to the correct destination. Whatever little support they have in the city was only achieved with a lot of struggle, and they are far from having the ideal wor...

It's not only because this film was made in my hometown, Porto Alegre. Or because I enjoyed attending one of its makers' classes at the University. But Ilha das Flores has impacted me from the first time I've seen it. I have used it in a couple workshops and courses, and like to think of it as a bra...