DANIEL FERREIRA     DIGITAL CREATIVE
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Procedural Expressiveness research

Expressividade ProceduralExpressividade Procedural

PhD research about the expressive use of digital media, developed at the Visual Arts program at ECA/USP (Brasil) and University College London (UK). Thesis defended in May 2016.

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Digital Works at FILE 2015 exhibit

FILE 2015

I participated in the FILE 2015 (International Electronic Language Festival) exhibit with two works: Learn, an experiment in artificial learning, and Join Us, an “interactive cover art”.

Exhibit held in São Paulo, Brasil, in June/July 2015 (program).
Posts on previous editions: 2009, 2011 (in Portuguese) and 2013.

  

Join Us (Venus Volts) interactive

Join Us (Venus Volts)

Interactive cover art for the single Join Us from the band Venus Volts – open here (new tab).

  

Learn interactive

Learn (2009)Learn (2009)

Learn is an interactive application based on a simple artificial learning algorithm. The little blue balls are born, they move according to gestures defined by the user and then die. Click above to open (new tab).

Watch an animation created using this algorithm here (new tab).

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ouronão ♫ project

ouronão (projeto)ouronão (projeto)

Musical project with Fabrício Frebs and Daniel Ferreira (myself), and invited musicians. Listen to Faça as Malas and Fora do Ar (youtube).

Launch website (portuguese) | Facebook page

  

Modern Love ♫ music


[Update: there are new songs in the 2016 compilation!]

Solo project through which I publish some of my songs, old and new. Mostly crude home recordings. I released two compilations so far.

Modern Love Sonic (2012) – 10 songs, 15 min (m3uzip)

Modern Love Comic (2008) – 6 songs, 13 min (m3uzip)


PS: webcomics for the songs in the first compilation: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
PS: second compilation at SoundCloud (videos for track 1 and track 7).

  

Dibujos en España illustration

Dibujos en España

Doodles/illustrations of places/people around south of Spain, 2012 (11 images).

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rgb2xyz 3d+algorithm

In the rgb2xyz series I transpose some images from 2D to 3D space according to RGB values for each pixel. The resulting images are unique and allow for new ways to see – or visualize – the information in the original content. View images in the full post below (click to enlarge).

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Firula toy

Firula

Generative drawing toy in p5.js. Play here!

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Procedural Authorship: Playing Beowulf research

Procedural Creation

The Playing Beowulf project is about procedural literacy and it involves the development of an educational game authoring software. It is based on the London Knowledge Lab (Institute of Education UCL), where I developed part of my Split-PhD research on procedural authorship.

In this post I describe the project as well as my activities during that period.

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Sensual Tales of a Restless Mind illustra

Sensual Tales of a Restless Mind

Cover and illustrations for the book by Mônica Martins (aka. Kate Blair; Amazon), editor of pop culture portal Sem Piruá.

  

Hello World! Processing DOC/TRANSLATION

When you write a computer program you are basically encoding an idea into a specific notation that a computer can run. (Casey Reas)

Hello World! Processing (2013, ~41min) is an interesting documentary about creative coding, with focus on open source tools.

I contributed with a portuguese translation of the subtitles, with help from Artur Cabral Reis (Processing SP) and Marcelo Padovani Macieira.

– Video with subtitles in portuguese not yet available (download .srt).
– Project website here: hello-world.cc (interview with directors here).

  

Modern Love comics

Modern Love

Modern Love is an experimental webcomic with no fixed style, format or theme. Visit the website or the facebook page.

Created in 2006, updated daily, then weekly and now rarely.

  

Meeting of Waters (Encontros) installation

Videos containing the flow of different-colored waters will be played on two mobile phones. On one side, the predominant color is black; on the other, the predominant color is brown. Images in full post.

Participated in 1.ART (Museu Nacional da República, DF – Brasília), in October 2012, and Continuum, in IV Festival de Arte e Tecnologia do Recife, at the Centro Cultural Correios (PE), in 2013.

Collaboration with Poéticas Digitais – view project in their website (in Portuguese).

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Hacker and Algorithmic Art round table

Hacker and Algorithmic Art (Itaú Cultural)Hacker and Algorithmic Art (Itaú Cultural)

The round table discussion Hacker and Algorithmic Art was held July 2011, as part of the Rumos Arte Cibernética symposium, at the Itaú Cultural. I participated in the debate alongside Daniel Hora (UnB), mediated by Guilherme Kujawski.

I presented my research project about the Procedural Poetics, awarded with the Itaú Rumos prize for academic research in 2009 (post).

– The debate was streamed online (video – in portuguese).
– Read a post about the Rumos Arte Cibernética symposium here.

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Amoreiras Project installation

Amoreiras Project

Amoreiras Project is an installation about autonomy, artificial learning, nature and the environment. Developed with Processing and Arduino, in collaboration with Grupo Poéticas Digitais.

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