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CBRAIN#87: Artica - Creative Computing (André Oliveira & Guilherme Martins)


CBRAIN#87: Artica - Creative Computing (André Oliveira & Guilherme Martins)
Tue, 2. February 2016
C-BRAIN Meetings



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.

Guilherme is a visual artist specialized in the creation of visual contents for stage performances. Since 2007, his visual environments have been used in dance, opera, theater and performances and he has collaborated with renowned directors like Rui Horta, Tiago Guedes and Anatoly Praudin. In the past has also worked as a visual artist for several internationally renowned companies, such as Ogilvy Interactive and YDreams. In his tireless search for new forms of artistic expression, Guilherme became interested in robotics and what he would eventually call “Creative Robotics”. You can find more about his previous artwork at guilhermemartins.net. 


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