Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Biographical Info: José S. Cabral Filho is an architect and associate professor at the School of Architecture at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). He received a Master and a PhD degree from Sheffield University (UK) and has been a visiting scholar at the School of Architecture at McGill University (Montreal / Canada), NTNU (Trondheim / Norway) and the Royal College of Art (London / UK). Over the past 17 years he has been in charge of LAGEAR (Computer Laboratory for the Architectural Experience at UFMG) where his research focuses on the liberating potential of ICT, seeking a far-reaching adoption of play into digital design, taking game as framework for the co-existence of determinism and non determinism. His main interests include the philosophy of Vilem Flusser, second-order Cybernetics, as well as architectural performances and electronic music.