CHI2018:  The Space of Possibilities: Political Economies of Technology Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Chris Csikszentmihályi was in Montreal, Canada, to present a research paper entitled  The Space of Possibilities: Political Economies of Technology Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, one of the most important venues for HCI related research. Abstract: HCI researchers work within spaces of possibility for potential designs of technology. New methods (for…

Listen to Christopher Csikszentmihályi about design challenges for the future!

Christopher Csikszentmihályi was an invited guest of International The Days for Deans and Design Experts organized by Elisava – Barcelona School of Design and Engineering in April 2018. As a result of this event, a letter was created collaboratively to describe how design is a key agent in the achievement of the UN Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). More…

Official visits to M-ITI in April

Official visits are an opportunity for project dissemination as well as a great chance to reach out and communicate to our stakeholders. During April, M-ITI received the official visits of: the Chinese Mari-Culture Delegation from the Embassy of China in Portugal, the national Secretary of State for Internationalisation Affairs, Prof. Dr. Eurico Brilhante Dias accompanied by the Vice-President of the Regional…

Art, Science and Technology project awarded to M-ITI

MAST – Module in Art, Science and Technology is a project proposal submitted by the University of Madeira (UMa) and M-ITI in consortium with other European partners that has been recently approved by the European Commission. This proposal was ranked second best with 90 points (out of 100) in an allegedly very strong competition of over a hundred proposals. Valentina Nisi, Sergi…

Regional schools visit M-ITI

Members of our community often receive students from local schools, tailoring their presentations according to visitors. These are opportunities to connect local students to research, engaging them in the project demonstrations that M-ITI researchers are developing.  

Official Visit from the Government of the Azores

The Government of the Azores members officially visited Madeira on January 23-25, 2018. The members of this group were the President of the Azores Government, Dr. Vasco Cordeiro; Vice President Dr. Sérgio Ávila, Regional Secretary of Transportation and Public Construction, Dr. Ana Cunha; Regional Secretary of Health, Dr. Rui Luís; Regional Adjunct Secretary for the External Relations, Dr. Rui Bettencourt.…

The Newton Machine is the winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize

The Newton Machine project by James Auger, Julian Hanna, Enrique Encinas, Parakram Pyakurel, Mohammed Ali (Madeira Interactive Technologies) and Laura Watts (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark) in collaboration with Community Energy Scotland, is the winner of the II Cultural Innovation International Prize, which is now exhibited at the CCCB, Barcelona. The project turns an ethereal subject like energy sourcing and…

Open Instititue V2: Open in a Time of Closure

M-ITI and the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a conference and workshops in Madeira, Open Institute V2: Open in a Time of Closure, 15 – 20 December 2017. Many of the ideals around ‘open’ in the last two decades are facing dramatic retrogression. The open Internet is under threat, already lost in much of the world. Borders…

ERA Chair projects presented to the local community

ARDITI organized the Science in the Market 2017, 3rd edition, co-organized with M-ITI. This event took place in the Fishmonger’s part of the Farmers Market in Fucnhal, on November 22. The Science in the Market integrates the celebrations of the Science and Technology Week, which is nationally celebrated between November 22 and 26. It aims at demonstrating the Science and Technology being…