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Newsletter #281

by Richard Meckien - published Oct 21, 2015 04:45 PM - - last modified Dec 01, 2023 12:00 PM

Issue 281 — October 31, 2019
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Researchers meet at a seminar to analyze the role of the Congress, deputies, and parties in the Brazilian democracy

The authors of the book Crises da Democracia: O Papel do Congresso, dos Deputados e dos Partidos (or “Crises of Democracy: The Role of the Congress, Deputies, and Parties”) will meet at a seminar at the IEA on November 4, at 9:30 am, to discuss the topics covered in the work. Coordinated by Professor José Álvaro Moisés, who is one of the authors and the organizer of the publication, the meeting will focus on what the researchers see as deficits and distortions of the Brazilian democracy based on the performance evaluation of parliamentarians and major political parties from 1995 to 2010. Aspects of the fight against corruption and cultural governance will also be addressed.

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The changes in journalism, its business, and its modes of production will be discussed at the IEA

Journalist and content director Ricardo Gandour will present, on November 6, at 2:00 pm, the conclusions of his master's dissertation, in which he has addressed the transformations caused by digital technologies and media in journalism's business models and modes of production. A further presentation will be given by USP's student Alexandre Amaral, who will talk about UNESCO's concept of media literacy, also known as “media and information literacy." The meeting has been organized by IEA's research group on Journalism, Law, and Freedom, of which both speakers are members.

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Ernesto Neto and pajé Dua Buse will speak at a meeting about indigenous peoples and their connections with art, physics, and politics

Plastic artist Ernesto Neto and pajé (Portuguese term derived from Tupi-Guarani languages to represent a shaman-like figure) Dua Buse will speak at the meeting "The Relationship Between the Knowledge of Art and Science: Gender, Neocolonialism, and Sidereal Space," organized by the Institute's Olavo Setubal Chair of Art, Culture, and Science. The octogenarian Dua Buse is a leader of Huni-kuin descent who is respected by several Brazilian indigenous societies living on the banks of the Jordão River in the Brazilian state of Acre. On November 7, he will join a debate with indigenous leader and filmmaker Carlos Papá, filmmaker Zezinho Yube, plastic artist Xadalu, and anthropologists Manuela Carneiro da Cunha and Elsje Maria Lagrou. The moderator will be Anna Dantes. On November 8, Ernesto Neto will address his search for “otherness relations, feminine knowledge, and the cosmogonic view of some indigenous societies” at a debate with Paulo Herkenhoff, Massimo Canevacci, and Luiz Alberto Rezende de Oliveira. The sessions will start at 2:00 pm on both days.

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Mechanical approaches to electromagnetism will be the theme of a seminar at the IEA

Physicist Cibelle Celestino Rosa, from the São Carlos Institute of Physics (USP), will give a presentation on the development of electromagnetism in the 19th century. At the seminar “Mechanical Approaches to Electromagnetism,” to be held on November 8, at 11:00 am, the focus of her discussion will be on the mutual influences between physics and mathematics, and on the relations between models and reality. She will explore the British approach to the theme, based on the notion of what is today called the "field." Seeking a broad understanding of that moment in the history of physics, Rosa will address the ideas of authors who lived before and after British physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell.

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Evolutionary approaches to culture will be discussed at a workshop at the IEA

Researchers from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Brazil, renowned for their complementary analyzes of cultural evolution, will gather at the workshop “Evolutionary Approaches to Culture,” on November 13, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the IEA. According to the workshop's organizer, ethologist Eduardo Ottoni, a professor at USP's Institute of Psychology (IP) currently on a sabbatical leave at the IEA, his aim is to promote a debate around approaches that highlight "the diversity of cultural processes and the uniquely complex nature of human culture" at the same time.

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Researchers discuss ways to increase the reach of innovations in urban sustainability

The seminar "The Contribution of Living Labs to Urban Sustainability Transitions: How to Deal with Upscaling?" will be held on November 12, at 10:00 am, featuring presentations by researchers Joop De Kraker, from Maastricht University, and Pedro Roberto Jacobi, from USP. They intend to discuss ways to scale up the implementation of innovations in urban sustainability. Field studies are usually carried out in protected spaces known as "niches." For the researchers, it is necessary to think about a wider area, according to a concept known as "upscaling." The debate will be moderated by Gabriela Marques Di Giulio, a professor at USP's School of Public Health.

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Sergio Adorno takes over as editor of the journal Estudos Avançados, replacing Alfredo Bosi

After 30 years as editor of IEA's journal “Estudos Avançados," professor of literature and literary critic Alfredo Bosi will be replaced by sociologist Sergio Adorno. A professor at USP's Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences (FFLCH), and scientific coordinator of the Center for the Study of Violence (NEV / USP), Adorno is currently a member of IEA's Board. Created in December 1987, "Estudos Avançados" reached its 96th issue in 2019, the last one signed by Bosi, who has been the editor of the publication since issue #5.

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