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Digital Works at FILE 2015 exhibit | 2015
"Learn" and "Join Us" are in the Media Art category

FILE 2015

Two of my digital works are part of the FILE 2015 exhibit (International Electronic Language Festival) in São Paulo, Brasil, from June 15th to July 19th 2015 (program).

The works are Learn, an experiment in artificial learning, and Join Us, an “interactive cover art” for the band Venus Volts (read about/access them via the links).

My posts on previous editions: 2009, 2011 (in Portuguese) and 2013.


Dirty Rotten Strip publication | 2015
Strip published in a UK comics anthology

Dirty Rotten Comics

One of my comics was published in the Dirty Rotten Comics #4 anthology – almost 100 pages and over 40 contributors.

My original strip (bigger, in color): facebook | website.

In the media: Down The Tubes, Broken Frontier.

Pre-order here (£4). Images below the jump (click to enlarge).


Procedural Authorship: Playing Beowulf research | 2015
PhD research at the London Knowledge Lab (IOE UCL)

Procedural Creation

Playing Beowulf is a project focused on procedural literacy, based on the London Knowledge Lab (Institute of Education UCL). Part of my current PhD research on procedural authorship was developed in connection with this project, where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Burn and Dr Alison Gazzard.

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


Sensual Tales of a Restless Mind illustra | 2014

Contos Sensuais de uma Mente Inquieta
Cover and illustrations for the book Sensual Tales of a Restless Mind (Amazon/Kindle; portuguese), from my friend Mônica Martins (by the sexy pseudonym Kate Blair;). Click above (3 images).

Mônica is also the editor for the movies and series website Sem Piruá (I did the visual identity).


Learn interactive | 2013
Experiment with simple learning algorithm (2009-2013)

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).


Hello World! Processing DOC/TRANSLATION | 2013
Documentary on Creative Coding and Processing

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).


Join Us (Venus Volts) interactive | 2013
Interactive cover art for the single from the band Venus Volts

Interactive cover art - Join Us (Venus Volts)Interactive cover art - Join Us (Venus Volts)

Click above to view the “interactive cover art” toy/game for the single Join Us from the band Venus Volts (new tab).


ouronão project | 2013

ouronão (projeto)ouronão (projeto)

Musical project composed by Fabrício Frebs and Daniel Ferreira, with participation from invited musicians. Listen the first two songs at the official launch website, here or at facebook.


Modern Love comics | 2013

Modern Love

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

The comic exists since 2006 (and in portuguese since 2007, herepost).


Modern Love (music) music | 2012
Lo-fi, acoustic and experimental songs (solo project)

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

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

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


Meeting of Waters (Encontros) installation | 2012

Encontros (2012)

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. Click above to see an image.

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.


Dibujos en España ilustra | 2012

Rabiscos/ilustrações de lugares/pessoas pelo sul da Espanha (2012). Clique acima (11 imagens). Obs: fotos da viagem aqui.


Procedural Expressiveness research | 2012
on the expressive use of digital media

Expressividade ProceduralExpressividade Procedural

My current PhD research is about the expressive use of digital media.

Part of this research was developed at the London Knowledge Lab (University College London/Institute of Education), with funding by CNPq (post).

In Brasil, the project is part of the Visual Arts program at the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP), with funding by CAPES.

The following is the abstract for my current doctoral research proposal:

Procedural Poetics are artistic manifestations based primarily on the autonomy and programmability of digital media, and therefore that can only be realized or displayed through this medium. According to some authors, this practice is the basis for a kind of expressivity that is unique to digital media, establishing this medium as an independent art form (distinct from other traditional art forms such as Sculpture, Painting and Film, for example).

The goal of this research is to study these procedural strategies of creation, from the beginning of Computer Art until today, analyzing and reflecting on the theoretical and practical output from artists, software developers and researchers, in order to contribute to the understanding and maturation of digital medium as an independent expressive form.

Read about my previous masters research here.

[Translated from post in portuguese. Updated whenever the original post does.]


Hacker and Algorithmic Art round table | 2011
Round table: Rumos Arte Cibernética (Itaú Cultural)

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.


rgb2xyz 3d+algorithm | 2010

[Este post em português aqui.]

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. Images in the full post (click to enlarge).


Amoreiras Project installation | 2010

TITULOAmoreiras Project

Amoreiras Project is an installation about autonomy, artificial learning, nature and the environment. Developed in collaboration with Grupo Poéticas Digitais. More information in this work’s page in the group’s website here.

Created for the exhibit Emoção Art.ficial 5.0 (post|bienal).

Also part of III Mostra 3M de Arte Digital (Tomie Ohtake, 2012) and as a documentary in FASE 3 (Buenos Aires, 2011), EmMeio (Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, 2010) and Softborders (Galeria de Artes da Unesp, 2011).


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