Hello, I am Lucia Dossin (BR/NL), researcher and designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I hold a BA in Architecture & Urbanism from FAU USP, a background in - self-taught - webdesign practices and a MA in Media Design & Communication from Piet Zwart Institute.
My work resides at the intersection of art and design and deals with elements that shape the actual, possible and desirable relationships between humans and computers: user-friendliness, interfaces, user-generated data and technological literacy.
In the past few years I have been conducting experiments in hybrid publishing practices, in institutions such as the PublishingLab and the Publication Station but also independently.
For a more insightful description of what I do, and why, check my statement.
For a complete description and in-depth information about each project, please check the links.
The Free Association Database - Results What kind of words come out of a mix of legal and advertising texts when people are allowed/requested to make free associations out of them? Click and find out through a interactive graphic.
Let me Think A browser plugin that lets you experience how it would be like if your online purchases were not immediately put into the shopping basket. Instead, you are prompted with questions that help you reflect on the purchase. The questions and sentences can be completely customized.
Print Cake An installation/performance where cupcakes are decorated with a snippet of William Morris' News from Nowhere printed on edible paper and edible ink and sold for customers/visitors.
Wooden Browser & Paper Bookmarks The Internet Yami-ichi (Black Market) 2014 - not 'The Internet of Things', rather quite the opposite: 'The Things of Internet'.
Research & Education
Object-Oriented Subject Investigation of the efforts and strategies of Facebook's data processing factory.
Research in collaboration with Lídia Pereira. Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL. (Jul 2017 - ongoing)
Wiki-based e-books Exploring the potential and limitations of exporting wiki-based content to electronic publications. Team-coach in the research conducted by Cristina Cochior and Juan Gomez, in collaboration with Sandra Fauconnier, at the PublishingLab (Sep 2016 - Jan 2017).
Audiobooks Investigating the possibilities of adding audiobooks as output formats into the PublishingLab's Hybrid Publishing Workflow. Researcher/developer in the research conducted at the PublishingLab (Mar 2016 - Jan 2017).
Cinekid Creating an online platform for the conference Cinekid for Professionals. Support role in the research led by Margreet Riphagen and conducted by Thomas Walskaar, Fabiola Fortuna, Latika Meelu and Janne van Hoof, in collaboration with Cinekid Festival, at the PublishingLab (Sep 2016 - Jan 2017).
Mutating the Medium for Millennials Investigation towards creating a commercially and journalistically sustainable magazine that is targeted at millennials. Support role in the research led by Rose Leighton and conducted by Radina Teodosieva, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe and Mandy Nugteren, in collaboration with WPG, at the PublishingLab (Feb 2016 - Jul 2016).
Transforming Hit&Run Millennials (How) Would it be possible to transform the relationship between (millennial) readers and newspapers into a long-term one? Support role in the research led by Inte Gloerich and conducted by Alina Niemann, Ilayda Şarlak, Belen Muñoz, in collaboration with De PersGroep, at the PublishingLab (Feb 2016 - Jul 2016).
UNStudio How can an interactive experience help a reader understand the architectural principles underpinning 25+ years of work and research in a way that print can’t? Support role in the research led by Jess van Zyl and conducted by Joana Chicau, Anastasia Kubrak, Wahid Nawzadi and Karina Zavidova, in collaboration with UNStudio, at the PublishingLab (Oct 2015 - Jan 2016).
Navigating TOD The Navigating Theory on Demand project aims to find new and innovative ways of interacting with the books and their content. Support role in the research led by Inte Gloerich and conducted by Josip Batinić and Léna Robin, in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures, at the PublishingLab (Oct 2015 - Jan 2016).
All-in-One Publishing Workshop Using HTML and CSS as source files for publications aimed at both screen and paper. Open Course given at the Publication Station / WdKA. (2016).
All-in-One Publishing Development of a workflow in which HTML and CSS files are used as the primary source for a publication. Research conducted with Arjen Suijker at the Publication Station / WdKA. (Feb 2015 - Jun 2015).
Bibliotecha Framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. Research/development and workshops conducted with André Castro, Roel Abbing, Yoana Buzova, Michaela Lakova - among many others. (2014 - ongoing).