Procedural Poetics dissertation

My masters dissertation titled Procedural Poetics: a glimpse into the artistic thought and the expressiveness of digital media is available (only in portuguese) online at the Digital Library of the University of São Paulo (USP) (pdf here). Physical copies are available at the library of the School of Communications and Arts (ECA) (link).

Read the abstract in English below (the dissertation is in portuguese).


The object of this research are the Procedural Poetics, artistic manifestations based fundamentally on the programmability and autonomy of digital media, and therefore that can only be achieved through this medium (regardless of the support of the final work).

In this situation, the computer is used by the artist as a kind of creator machine, containing within itself the project of the work in the form of a program (or algorithm).

We investigate how these specific creative practices, due to their aspect of self-reflection, can serve as a glimpse into the artistic thinking.

We also examine the fundamental role of these procedural strategies of creation in the consolidation of the digital medium as an independent expressive form.

Keywords: procedural poetics, artistic thinking, expressiveness of digital medium

Read about my current doctoral research here.

Bibliographical Information

Serviço de Biblioteca e Documentação Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo
Ferreira, Daniel Peixoto

Poéticas procedurais : um olhar sobre o pensamento artístico e a expressividade do meio digital

/ Daniel Peixoto Ferreira – São Paulo : D.P. Ferreira, 2011.

234 p. : il.

Dissertação (Mestrado) – Escola de Comunicações e Artes / Universidade de São Paulo.

Orientador: Prof. Dr. Gilberto dos Santos Prado

1. Arte 2. Processo criativo 3. Pensamento artístico 4. Arte digital 5. Arte computacional 6. Arte generativa/gerativa 7. Poéticas procedurais 8. Expressividade do meio digital I.

Prado, Gilberto dos Santos II. Título

CDD 21.ed. – 709.0408

[Post created in 2013/12/10 based on original in Portuguese. Links updated in 2015/01/31.]

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