This is the personal webpage of David Nemer. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. His research and teaching interests cover the intersection of ICT for Development (ICT4D), science and technology studies (STS), postcolonial STS, and human-computer interaction (HCI). Nemer is an ethnographer who is specifically interested in studying ICTs in less industrialized parts of the world to understand the effects of ICTs on the development and empowerment of marginalized communities. His current fieldworks include Slums of Vitória, Brazil; Havana, Cuba; and Eastern Kentucky, Appalachia. Nemer is the author of Favela Digital: The other side of technology (Editora GSA, 2013). He holds a Ph.D. in Informatics from Indiana University and an MSc in Computer Science from Saarland University.


Favela Digital

In 2013 I published my first book in collaboration with Varal Communication Agency: “Favela Digital – The other side of technology”. The book is an opportunity to show, in photos and short text, the reality I lived in during six months visiting the Favelas (urban slums) of Vitoria, Brazil. http://favela-digital.com


TED Talk

In December of 2016, I gave a TED Talk at TEDxPedrodoPenedo in Vitória, Brazil, entitled “Slums and Social Empathy: Creating Smart Cities of the Future.” It’s available on YouTube in Portuguese with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Dt2VYmNBU&yt:cc=on



In 2018, I’ll present my work at the following venues:
04/03/2019, AAG
– 05/02/2019, Latin American Studies, UC San Diego
05/04-09/2019, CHI 2019



Spring 2019:

ICT 300 – ICT in Society.
ICT 325 – Multimedia and Technology.