Karla Zavala Barreda

PhD Candidateat University of Amsterdam
Focus area: , Computer Science, Engineering, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Design, Sociology

Karla holds an Erasmus Mundus MA in Media Arts Cultures from Aalborg University (DK) and a BA in Communication for Social Development from the University of Lima (PE). She has presented research papers on the topics of Post-digital aesthetics, Game Studies, and Creative Industries in Europe and Latin America, as well as a speculative-design project at Ars Electronica (AT). During her master thesis, through a practice-led research method, she co-designed a critical board game that consisted of codifying insights and theories from Software Studies into game elements and mechanics to respond to recent calls for algorithmic literacy initiatives.