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Cesar Baio

Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil

Master Degree and Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), funded by CAPES/CNPq. Studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin - UDK, during an internship in the Vilém Flusser Archive. Graduated in Electronics and Social Communication. He is currently a Coordinator of the Workgroup of Cinema as Art from Socine and adjunct professor at the Universidade Federal do Ceará, where he teaches in the Post Graduation Program in the Arts. He is an associate researcher at the Núcleo N-Imagem (ECO/UFRJ) and CISC (PUC/SP) and addresses theoretical issues related to the technical image and mediation technologies in art and communication fields. These issues have been presented both in papers and in artworks, published in books, journals, seminars and also in audiovisual installations, interactive works, urban interventions and videos. Among his recent art projects are Good Evening Mr. Orwell (2012) and Invisible Horizons (2010-2011).

Articles of Cesar Baio

O filósofo que gostava de jogar: o pensamento dialógico de Vilém Flusser e a sua busca pela liberdade

This article examines the role of playing in Vilém Flusser's thinking. In addition to a deeper conceptual insight, this analyses conducted on the philosopher's work investigates how he understood play as a specific manner of being in the world. In this regard, this paper aims to gain insight into how Flusser accepted this kind of existence for himself. His texts, his thoughts and his methods are based on a playful attitude towards culture, language, his references and towards his readers. A closer look at this specific aspect of Flusser's writing shows how the writing itself materializes the philosophy it suggests. The analyses are based on three key concepts: dialog, image as a concept, and the bureaucrat/employee; concepts which allow the understanding of how the playful dimension of Flusser's thinking can be important in order to figure out how he sees in the concept of the Homo Ludens a feasible ethical posture for the practice of freedom in contemporary society.

O filósofo (PDF 167.07 KB)

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