Filipe Pais, is a researcher, educator and curator living between London and Paris.
He has been particularly interested by the ways contemporary art and design movements inquire technological agendas, dealing with issues such as transparency, blackboxing, behaviour, play, dematerialization, flow, immersion, algorithmic governance, ecology and life after google.
He is a Research Associate at the Reflective Interaction Group from EnsadLab (the laboratory of EnsAD – École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris) and he teaches in the fields of art, design and games at Noroff University in Norway, at Parsons School of Design in Paris, at Royal College of Art and at the London College of Communication (UAL) in London.
His doctoral research entitled Experience and Meaning-making Process in Interactive Arts – The influence of play and aesthetic distance in interactive art encounters (UT Austin Portugal, FEUP, University of Porto), explores the aesthetics of play in art experience. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the project The Behavior of Things (EnsadLab and University Paris 8) exploring the notion of behaviour in objects. He was also a student of SPEAP, a Master of Arts and Politics conducted by Bruno Latour and Valérie Pihet at Sciences Po, Paris.
He has curated the exhibitions Playmode (Maat, Lisbon, 2019), From Bits to Paper (Le Shadok, Strasbourg, 2016) and Re-enter (CPAI, Lisbon, 2012). Some of his art and design projects have been presented in several group shows around Europe.