Salvador Lawrence d'Souza is researching TRIS (=Traditional Ritual Information System) at the Piet Zwart Institute. TRIS is a New Media approach to
supporting the study of Symbolic and Visual Anthropology. His project explores
what goes into the aesthetics of non-western cultural performance in the process of achieving
visual-authenticity. TRIS tries to retrace Ghanaian rituals and how they are inter-connected with
other cultures and economies. I attempt to track different areas of Visual, Auditory and Material
culture in body-art, kente-cloth, adinkra symbols, jewelry, dance steps, drumming and music and
traditional forms of communication.
Salvador Lawrence d'Souza is a New Media specialist, a mass
media and information science consultant. He is an alumni of the Piet
Zwart Institute for postgraduate studies and research in Rotterdam, The
Netherlands. Mr. d'Souza has a background in Mass Media Film and
Video communications design from India. He has been on several
electronic and print productions, Music scoring, Photography and
Compositing projects. Salvador is an adept Post Production digital
intermediary (DI) expert and has served as Creative Director at Color
Chart Ltd., and also as Media and ICT Manager for Historical Society of
Ghana, Culture Education and Technology Network, AND at the Sathyam
Technology Centre in Mumbai. Dhr. d'Souza is interested in New Media
research, open source development platform and responsible for
Information Technology and media solutions at IIAS.
Salvador Lawrence d'Souza participated in the Test_Lab: Happiness on July 10, 2008.