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I work with UX design, collaborative media making & metafictional storytelling, such as:



a documentary film that considers media democracy activism and entrepreneurialism in Brazil through the story of Angelo Tupinambá, a community organizer in Belém do Pará who coordinates a web-based radio station called Idade Mídia - Comunicação para Cidadania.

an interactive diagram and hypothetical simulation model of the Brazilian public sphere.


an open conference held at the Visual Arts Department of the University of California, San Diego, in April 2018. The conference was composed of a lecture, an expert meeting, and a mediated panel that sought, as a whole, to reflect on Speculative Design as an area of knowledge, political practice, and art. 


a live expanded cinema installation on the use of social media. The film explores an experimental setting of live-action theater and live cinema by conveying live-captured footage with pre-recorded scenes. The audience is brought into the stage where Alex's room, a middle-class university student, is situated next to a screen. Both spaces coexist in and out of the plot from two points of view: from the perspective of the image produced by a camera held by a cinematographer that explores the scene on the stage and the stage itself.

This project was launched in 2014 as my bachelor honors thesis during part of the Media Studies program at the State University of Campinas. Soon it had the collaboration of more than 50 student and guest artists. The following year, the project was awarded the Student-Artist Grant from the University as a community outreach program to be presented in the region.

"I kept thinking about us, how we were together, how we should be. I think in the end, I forgot actually to be anything."

– Alex, the main character. • @matguzzo • some rights reserved • 2005-2022 • email me to talk about almost anything • • towards a marginal-centric design • metafictional undocumentaries • critical sociotechnical innovation • cultural infrastructures for creative labor • memes about Brazilian politics • and more •