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DiGRA Flanders Meeting

Last Friday (19/10), I had the honor to speak on DiGRA Flanders Meeting, on Antwerp university. It was a wonderful opportunity to present my work to other researchers and hear about so many interesting research projects. There is so much distance between Brazil and Europe, but I hope that meetings like this become the starting point for […]

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Health in Game 2

Em the last days of June we had the second edition of the event Health in Game.  While the last one was at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Manguinhos, this one happened at Getúlio Vargas Foundation, which houses the CTS Game Studies, coordinated by Arthur Protasio, who shared with us the event’s organization. We had researchers and […]


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Games and censorship

This year started with an alarm in Brazil. A old draft bill from senator Valdir Raupp got ressurrected. This bill would ban the manufacture, import, sale and even possession of games deemed offensive to religions, customs, traditions and cults. The poorly written bill would permit to condemn pratically any game to oblivion and would be […]


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Video games and cognition

Two different stories recently announced positive cognitive effects of video game playing. The Wall Street Journal video below shows the findings of researchers at Simon Frasier University, whose study concluded that games like StarCraft II improve players’ multi-tasking and cognitive skills: Researchers at the Department of Psychology at North Carolina State University published an article reporting […]


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DiGRA 2011

This is a very late post, since the DiGRA 2011 conference happened on last September. The process of the qualifying mixed with the organization of the event “Health in Game” here at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro absorbed all available time. Actually I don’t remember much about the last few months but an […]


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Health in Game – It happened!

After a lot of work, finally we had our first event mixing health & games. The Health in Game occurred last Thursday and was a success. Even with the unfortunate location (Manguinhos is basically far from everywhere) and timing (we had to schedule it to a workday in the morning), we had more than fifty […]


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Utrecht!

Finally, after some agonizing weeks of wait, I received the letter  from Utrecht University, accepting me as a PhD foreign student for six months, starting on September, 2012.  It’s a dream come true. It will be a wonderful opportunity to build a meaningful research and contribute to form a Brazilian body of knowledge about the […]


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Paper: The Potential of Videogames in Public Health Communication

This paper sums up my research proposal and it was presented at VG3 in Oxford on July, 10th. It will be published in the conference proceedings but can be read now here or below:


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A Tale of Two Cities

I was fortunate enough to be selected to present papers in two conferences, talking about video games in health communication. I received no financial aid for travel, so I decided to turn the academic travel also in a vacation trip. Despite that, last July was not so much of a vacation even with all the […]


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(Hopefully not) Lost in Translation

From now on, posts on this blog will be written in English. I decided to change the language so that colleagues from other countries can access this content. I’m sure that my current readers (all three of them 😀 ) won’t have any problems to read in English. Also, it will be a good training […]


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