Speaker: André Almeida & Guilherme Martins
Both speakers were replaced by Tarquinio Mota due to unexpected business travel
Title: Artica - Creative Computing
Abstract: Artica – Creative Computing, deals with electronics, education, robots, digital fabrication, prototyping, and all things creative. Fusing art with computer science, exploring undiscovered possibilities.
Computer science at the service of Art and Aesthetics, seeking uniqueness in itself. Fusion between Art and Science and Electronics in its most absolute sense of being, exploring unforeseen potential for arts, education, culture and entertainment. Its genesis lies in the personal and professional experiences of its cross-disciplinary team.
André has an extensive professional background in interaction design and software development. Worked 7 years at YLabs, YDreams’ research laboratory, and specialized in augmented reality, computer vision and graphical computing. Since the early stages of his life and work, he has been interested in the arts, particularly theater and performance. Collaborated with some of the most renowned artists in Portugal while working at "O Olho" theatrical company where he created scenic and lighting components. Has a deep interest in the various steps of the creative process, from artistic conception to the final result.
Our scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.
SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.
This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).