Elen Nas

Artist & Researcher

My Story

My childhood and growth were under indigenous influence—an experience of freedom and self-governance at an early age. However, only recently, I realize that my indigenous ancestors are all part of my multiethnic inheritance besides blacks and whites from different nations. In Brazil, we have a big smoke curtain on this ethnic identity. 
I found ways to scape the untold stories by being creative in different Arts and academic research fields.
First, the concerns with social justice approached me to the Social Sciences. I was invited to a Grant in Political Science, and my work was awarded. At the same time, I also was studying music and was awarded in Festival with a voice performance.
After dedicating many years to the Music and Arts field, I went back to University for a Master's in Design. The thesis about electronic art was published in Portuguese.
The Ph.D. in Bioethics is continuity for a creative investigation about the bio/ethical concerns involving Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.


P.h.D. Bioethics

Master Design

Bachelor in

Social Science


Portuguese (Expert)

English (Fluent)

Spanish (Fluent)

French (Intermediate)

Publications & Conference Presentations

NAS, Elen. Electronic Art: the missing link. Rio de Janeiro: Independente, 2020

Motta; Machado; Gomes; NAS, Elen; Silva; Goldschmidt; Siqueira-Batista. COVID-19 Pandemic: How Artificial Intelligence can help us. Brazilian Applied Science Review. , v.4, p.2904 - 2915, 2020.

NASCIMENTO, E. C. C. Bioethical Reflections in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. In: Caminhos da Bioetica. (ed. Castro, J.C. & Niemayer-Guimaraes, M. Editora Unifeso, 2019.

NASCIMENTO, E. C. C.; Siqueira-Batista, R. The brain and the robot: bioethical implications in transhumanism. CIÊNCIAS & COGNIÇÃO (UFRJ). , v.23, p.237 - 242, 2018.

NASCIMENTO, E. C. C.; Silva, E.; Siqueira-Batista, R. The 'use' of sex robots: a bioethical issue. Asian Bioethics Review. , v.10, p.231 - 240, 2018.

NASCIMENTO, E.C.C.; Lopes, J. Interface Design For Ludic Experiences With NewTechnologies: The Case Of Open-Source Software Reactivision In Sound Interactions. 12º Congresso Brasileiro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Design. Belo Horizonte: Blucher Design Proceedings. 2016.

NAS, E.; Mauro Pinheiro; Denise Filippo; Fernando Reiszel
 2019. Design Experience and proactive stimulus in the IHC through Music, Powers of Sound, I International Conference of Sonorities Research, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) 2019

NASCIMENTO, E. C. C.; Teffe, C. S. Big Data e FakeNews, 2018.  Jornada de Biotica PPGBIOS. UERJ. 2018 

NAS, E. Donna Haraway e o Pos Humanismo. Palestra. Nucleo de Inclusao Social; Instituto de Filosofia e Ciencias Sociais (IFCS/ UFRJ).

NASCIMENTO, E. C. C. Lopes, J. The Artist as a Scientist: Sound Performance, Aesthetics, Hybrids and Cyborgs, Conference Arts and Society, UCLA, 2016.

NAS, E. The Experimental Culture of Interface and Design. Conference Design Principles and Practices, Puc-Rio 2015.

Andreon, F.M., NASCIMENTO, E. C. C., Batista, R.S. Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Consciousness: Preliminary Notes. IV SEMAT. UFV. 2018