Dr Gabriel Pereira

Dr Gabriel Pereira

Visiting Fellow

Department of Media and Communications

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Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Key Expertise
Critical algorithm studies, Resistance, Antagonism

About me

Dr Gabriel Pereira is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark International Postdoc grant. His research focuses on critical studies of data, algorithms, and digital infrastructures, particularly those of computer vision.

Gabriel received his PhD in Information Studies from Aarhus University (Denmark) with a thesis on how computer vision operates hegemonically, as well as what forms of contestations and refusals are possible. This included researching how specific applications of computer vision (e.g. Automated License Plate Readers) work and what kinds of power structures they enable; as well as creating practice-based interventions that attempt to reimagine what computer vision could be. During his doctoral research, Dr Pereira was a visiting graduate student at MIT's Global Media Technologies & Cultures Lab, led by Prof. Lisa Parks.

Dr Pereira's research methods are interdisciplinary and collaborative, involving both forms of qualitative research (e.g. ethnography) and different forms of practice-based inquiry (e.g. arts-based, interventionist). Projects with Dr Pereira have been exhibited in venues such as the 33rd Sao Paulo Art Biennial, the Van Abbemuseum, IDFA DocLab, and Itaú Cultural. He was a Fellow and Researcher in Residence at the Center for Arts, Design, and Social Research (CAD+SR) from 2018-2021.

Expertise Details

Critical algorithm studies; Resistance; Antagonism

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Pereira, G., & Raetzsch, C. (accepted/forthcoming). From Banal Surveillance to Function Creep: Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) in Denmark. Surveillance & Society. 
  • Pereira, G. (accepted/forthcoming). Apple Memories and Automated Memory-Making: The Networked Image Inside the iPhone Chip. Digital Culture & Society. 
  • Grohmann, R., Pereira, G., Guerra, A., Abílio, L.C., Moreschi, B., & Jurno, A. (accepted/forthcoming). Platform scams: Brazilian workers’ experiences of dishonest and uncertain algorithmic management. New Media & Society. Open Access Preprint.
  • Pereira, G., Moreschi, B., Mintz, A. & Beiguelman, G. (2022). We’ve always been antagonistic: Algorithmic resistances and dissidences beyond the Global North. Media International Australia. doi:10.1177/1329878X221074792.
  • Pereira, G., Schorr, S., & de Oliveira, C. (2021). Algorithmic Sea: The Fluid Critical Making and Seeing of Color. the digital review. doi:10.7273/z7pt-h352.
  • Pereira, G., Bojczuk Camargo, I.B., & Parks, L. (2021). WhatsApp Disruptions in Brazil: A content analysis of user and news media responses, 2015-2018. Global Media and Communication. doi:10.1177/17427665211038530.
  • Pereira, G. (2021). Towards Refusing as a Critical Technical Practice: Struggling With Hegemonic Computer Vision. A Peer-Reviewed Journal About. doi:10.7146/aprja.v10i1.128185.
  • Pereira, G., & Moreschi, B. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and Institutional Critique 2.0: Unexpected Ways of Seeing with Computer Vision. AI & Society. doi:10.1007/s00146-020-01059-y.
  • Mangabeira, M., Goveia, F., Moreschi, B., Pereira, G., & Criste, I. (2020). Network of Speeches: Constructing “Another 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial” from digital traces on Twitter and Facebook. Trama Interdisciplinar. Only in Portuguese: doi:10.5935/2177-5672/trama.v10n1p23-47.
  • Moreschi, B., Pereira, G., & Cozman, F.G. (2020). The Brazilian Workers in Amazon Mechanical Turk: Dreams and realities of ghost workers. Contracampo – Brazilian Journal of Communication [Special Issue on Platform Labor]. In English: doi:10.22409/contracampo.v39i1.38252, or in Portuguese.
  • Markham, A., & Pereira, G. (2019). Analyzing public interventions through the lens of experimentalism: The case of the Museum of Random Memory. Digital Creativity [Special Issue on Hybrid Pedagogies]. doi:10.1080/14626268.2019.1688838.
  • Raetzsch, C., Pereira, G., Vestergaard, L. S., & Brynskov, M. (2019). Weaving seams with data: Conceptualizing City APIs as elements of infrastructures. Big Data & Society, 6(1), doi:10.1177/2053951719827619.

Full-Length Articles in Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

  • Markham, A., & Pereira, G. (2019). Experimenting with algorithmic memory-making: Lived experience and future-oriented ethics in critical data science. Proceedings of the Workshop on Critical Data Science of the AAAI ICWSM Conference 2019. Frontiers in Big Data. doi:10.3389/fdata.2019.00035.
  • Tiidenberg, K., Markham, A., Pereira, G., Rehder, M. M., Dremljuga, R-R., Sommer, J. K., & Dougherty, M. (2017). “I’m an addict” and other sensemaking devices: a discourse analysis of self-reflections on lived experience of social media. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, 21, Association for Computing Machinery. doi:10.1145/3097286.3097307.

Editor in Books and Special Issues

  • Heemsbergen, L., Treré, E., & Pereira, G. (eds.). (forthcoming 2022). Algorithmic Antagonisms: Resistance, Reconfiguration, and Renaissance for Computational Life. Special Issue for Media International Australia. 
  • Benfield, D.M., Moreschi, B., Pereira, G., & Ye, K. (eds.). (2020). Affecting Technologies, Machining Intelligences. ISBN: 978-1-7356981-0-6. 

Book chapters

  • Pereira, G., & Ricci, B. (forthcoming). “Calling all the cattle”: Music live streams during the covid-19 pandemic in Brazil. In: Live Streaming Culture, eds. Johanna Brewer, Bo Ruberg, Amanda L. L. Cullen, and Christopher Persaud. MIT Press.
  • Benfield, D.M., Bratton, C., Eastmond, E., Eifler, M., & Pereira, G. (forthcoming). Impossible Spaces and Other Embodiments: Co-constructing Virtual Realities. In: Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change, eds. xtine burrough & Judy Walgren. Routledge. 
  • Moreschi, B., Pereira, G., & Cozman, F.G. (2021). Os Brasileiros Que Trabalham na Amazon Mechanical Turk. In: Os Laboratórios do Trabalho Digital, ed. Rafael Grohmann. Boitempo Editorial. ISBN: 9786557170748.
  • Pereira, G. (2021). Alternative ways of algorithmic seeing-understanding. In: Affecting Technologies, Machining Intelligences. 
  • Moreschi, B., & Pereira, G. (2019). Recoding Art: Van Abbemuseum collection. Deviant Practice Research Programme, 2018-2019. ISBN: 9789490757205. Portuguese translation published at Revista Farol.