Procedural Expressiveness research

Expressividade 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.


Firula toy


Generative drawing toy in p5.js. Play here!


Join Us (Venus Volts) interactive

Join Us (Venus Volts)

Interactive cover art for the single Join Us from the band Venus Volts.


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).


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


Icarus anima


Vignette for Icarus fashion design label based on their art.


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)


Dibujos en España illustration

Dibujos en España

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


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. My work on it focused on the methodology, tools and user interface for procedural authorship – my activities included design, research and development, workshop tutoring and academic output.

This project is based on the London Knowledge Lab (Institute of Education UCL), where I developed part of my Split-PhD research.


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.


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 comics project with no fixed style, format or theme. As of now there is a total of 1600+ comics published – view some of them in this post, visit the facebook albums for a wider selection, or (if you’re crazy) read all of them in the original website (Comic Genesis).



Short experimental animation exploring minimalism and procedural animation. Coded in MAXScript (Autodesk 3ds Max). Watch with audio at the bottom of this post.

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).


Hacker and Algorithmic Art round table

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.