Barbara Castro is an artist, designer, researcher, programmer, and teacher. She holds a Ph.D. in Visual Arts from PPGAV/EBA/UFRJ and teaches at the Department of Arts & Design at PUC-Rio, in disciplines related to creative programming, new technologies, and regenerative cultures. Her theoretical and practical research in computer art deals with the survival instinct, vitality and the Anthropocene. She is a partner and creative director of the Ambos&& studio, which curates and produces exhibitions and interactive installations in museums such as Museu do Amanhã, CCBB, and Museu Nacional, among others. Highlights include the exhibition and book Existência Numérica about data art at Oi Futuro, conceived with Luiz Ludwig and Doris Kosminsky.