The Critical Technical Practice Lab (CTP) was founded in 2015 through the LeapFrog M-ITI ERAChair Grant (Agreement 621413), by Prof. Christopher Csíkszentmihályi.
We are a research unit of Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), part of the LARSYS integrated laboratory of the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisboa. M-ITI specializes in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) from a multidisciplinary perspective. CTP builds technologies by applying learnings from STS and humanist thought, with a focus on social justice and civic media.
CTP accepts PhD candidates through two degree programs: Networked Cyber Physical Systems (NETSYS, more technical) and Digital Media. NETSYS is offered in conjunction with the CMU Portugal program, while Digital Media is run in collaboration with University of Texas, Austin.
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