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).
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).
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.
Click above to view the “interactive cover art” for the single Join Us from the band Venus Volts (new tab).
Solo project through which I publish some of my songs, old and new. Mostly crude home recordings. I released two compilations so far.
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.
Rabiscos/ilustrações de lugares/pessoas pelo sul da Espanha (2012). Clique acima (11 imagens). Obs: fotos da viagem aqui.
My current PhD research is about the expressive use of digital media.
Part of this research is currently being developed at the London Knowledge Lab (University College London/Institute of Education), with funding by CNPq.
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:
Note: this initial proposal doesn’t reflect new developments.
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.
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).
[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 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.
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).
Kuadriculado is a minimalist pixel font (images | dafont). The goal was to represent all the characters using the smallest possible grid and the least number of pixels. Better used in titles and short text.
In 2009 my masters research on the Procedural Poetics received the Rumos Arte Cibernética award for academic research, from the Instituto Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, Brasil).
Read about my masters research here.