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The art of gambiologia

Barbara Soalheiro

They are 3 guys trying to show technology is just another tool for you to creatively solve unexpected problems. "Gambiologia is the study of 'gambiarra' in a technological context. There is no exact translation for gambiarra. We initially used kludge (a clumsy or inelegant, yet effective, solution to a problem') but now we've stopped translating it altogether", says Fred Paulino, who goes around Brazil collecting examples, making art pieces and teaching people how to become gambiologia experts.

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