This is the personal webpage of David Nemer. I’m an Assistant Professor of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. I received a PhD in Informatics from Indiana University, USA. I also received a MSc. in Computer Science from Saarland University, Germany. I hold a BSc. in Computer Science from FAESA, Brazil and a BSc. in Business Administration from UFES, Brazil. My research and teaching interests cover the intersection of international development, new media, community informatics, ICT for Development (ICT4D), science and technology studies (STS), postcolonial STS, and human-computer interaction (HCI). Methodologically, I use qualitative methods drawn from critical ethnography in online and offline contexts, and quantitative and qualitative content analysis of the web.


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:
– CHI 2018, 04/21-28
HKS Digital – Harvard University, 02/12
GVU Brown Bag – Georgia Tech, 02/22
Research Seminar Series, Univeristy of Kentucky, 03/21



Spring 2018:

ICT 300 – ICT in Society.
ICT 690 – Human-Computer Interaction.