PhD Theses



Piedade, Lúcia de Fátima Viveiros Carvalho Silva Amaral da (2017) – As tecnologias sociais e a comunicação de crise no setor aéreo 

Abstract: This paper deals with the understanding of the role of networked social technologies in the management of crisis communication in aviation sector organizations. The crisis, understood as an adverse situation that affects the normal functioning of the organization, poses as a threats to the safety and integrity of the company and its stakeholders, which can result in human, financial and reputational losses.With the application of new network technologies in an organizational context, new and complex problems arise, but also opportunities that affect the entire communication management process in crisis situations. Read more…


Neves, José Carlos Santos (2016) – Amachina: a dimensão paradoxal do interface na obra de arte interativa 

Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to show the paradoxical dynamic of the interface as a form of artistic expression, acting both as obstacle and foundation, to the interactive art work definition. Obstacle because of its enigmatic role in interactivity; foundation due to the fact that an artistic experience in an open format depends on it. Amachina is the study object of this hypothesis, conceived as an interface between human and computer, with an aesthetic and functional autonomy towards this. The interface become the art work itself, bringing both the contemplative attitude of the whole and the interface of discovery to the same level. Read more…


Marino, Iván (2016) – La proporción de la deformación en las obras y los textos del cine.

Abstract: This thesis studies, through the concept of deformation, the eclectic notions of cinema’s fundamental principles upon which authors and critics, during the 20th century, defined the criteria to judge the achievements and mistakes of film narrative. From this perspective, it can be stated that “deformation” is the other side of the ideal models which have established cinema’s official story. The study of deformation plays the role of hypothetically deviating cinema’s trajectory to neglected places where it coexist with specters who are the image of its own negativity, pushing films to walk through the passage which they didn’t take.


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