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Redefining Ownership – Rare Digital Art Market

In research on October 15, 2018 at 04:02 AM

whybuyartWhy buy art? A new form of ownership powered by the blockchain reaffirms many good reasons for doing it, plus one more: enriching the cultural commons.

Read my article about it

Towards a commons financing of art & intellectual commons

In research on June 27, 2018 at 04:01 AM

What models exist and are evolving to finance the cultural commons? I talk about crowdfunding, patronage, rare digital art collecting and cultural funds, among others, in a panel at ISEA Durban called “Transdisciplinary Collaborative Practices in Art, Science and Technology”.

In research on March 15, 2015 at 08:02 AM

Inspiration for new types of money towards a better possible world. A website to collect articles and references from my research on the topic of art & alternative currencies.

Artists as Bankers, Currency as Art

In research on January 9, 2015 at 01:48 PM

mcd magazineAlternative currencies created as works of art. Article for MCD Magazine’s special Money Issue. Read online

Open Food Recipe Booklet

In research on October 4, 2014 at 04:14 AM

openfoodcookieFood has been and should remain part of the Commons. Download this PDF booklet with three recipes chosen as a tribute the Open Source Food movement. Prepared specially for the Berlin Unlimited Festival in collaboration with Entretempo Kitchen Gallery.

Open Design

In research on March 26, 2014 at 10:29 AM

opendsignI gave a lecture and a workshop about Open Source Design at FH Salzburg. The documentation includes photos, videos and PDF materials.


In research on September 15, 2011 at 02:28 AM

For ISEA 2011 in Istanbul I wrote about artists who document their lives as art. You can download the paper and the presentation slides and notes in PDF format.

Challenging Networked Communities

In research on December 18, 2010 at 04:51 PM

This was the subject of the Chance Conference in Aix-en-Provence.

I gave a talk about  “Artistic collaboration through mobile devices and networks in the urban space.”

download presentation pdf (with notes)

Mobilities and Immobilities

In research on November 4, 2010 at 05:58 PM

artemovThis was the theme for the roundtable I participated in at the Festival in Porto Alegre. This edition was about “new urban cartographies: ecology of emerging languages”. You can watch the video recording here (portuguese only)

Is there a need to disconnect?

In research on September 15, 2009 at 04:52 PM

Continuum, the Itaú Cultural Magazine, interviewed me and other people about strategies to disconnect in an increasingly connected world. I talked about my love for call screening and waterproof cellphones. (Portuguese only PDF and link)

Tendencies in web art

In research on January 18, 2008 at 01:52 AM

Talk I presented at WIF 2008 about web art tendencies. Among them:

  • subverted web
  • the code is the artist
  • web and the real world
  • web activism
  • collective authorship

download presentation pdf (portuguese only)

re|act @ Shanghai eArts

In research on October 24, 2007 at 03:58 AM

I gave a talk about art & collaboration in Shanghai, invited by re|act festival. The presentation is available as a PDF and MP3

Planetary Collegium Summit

In research on April 22, 2007 at 02:52 PM

I presented “MIND VJ – An interface to manipulate moving images in real time using brain waves” at the first Planetary Collegium Summit, in Montreal.

Presentation PDF (with notes)

History of Hypertext

In research on February 18, 2006 at 02:51 PM

A brief presentation about non-linear narratives, used as a class material.

download pdf (in portuguese)

Talk at the ZKM

In research on January 18, 2006 at 01:23 PM

I gave a presentation at the conclusion of my resident artist program at the ZKM (Center for Art & New Media, Karlsruhe, Germany). The first part was about my project that won the Media Art Award and the residency, Gridcosm 1000-000, and the second part was about the project I developed during my residency, Mind VJ. Both parts are archived on YouTube:

Gridcosm (1st part)

Mind VJ (2nd part)

Metaphors and Computer Generated Text

In research on September 16, 2002 at 01:01 PM

A paper about generative poetry and reasoning. Written for the Understanding Cybernetics class at the Master of Media Studies Program, New School University.

Little Movies: from the Kinetoscope to Quicktime

In research on July 15, 2001 at 01:19 PM

A paper about Lev Manovich’s piece “Little Movies”. Written for the Interactive Documentary class at the Master of Media Studies Program, New School University.

Artists and Articipants

In research on April 12, 2001 at 01:34 PM

A short paper about the SITO.ORG website. Presented at the Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, 2001, New York.

read the paper

Masters thesis

In research on July 30, 1999 at 02:31 AM

I finished my Masters degree at PUC-RS with a research about SITO.ORG‘s project GRIDCOSM. It’s called: “NOVAS IMAGENS PARA UM NOVO MEIO – Um estudo de caso do website de arte interativa SITO” and it’s available for download as  PDF (in portuguese only)

Deep Blue x Kasparov

In research on November 12, 1997 at 01:26 PM

Paper about man vs. machine, written for the Sociology of Communication class at the Master of Communications, PUC-RS, and also published at Não-til magazine.

download PDF (in portuguese)

Mona Lisa tours the Internet

In research on October 22, 1997 at 01:09 PM

Paper about art, images & digital media. Presented at the International Seminar: “Culture in the Information Age”. PUC-RS, 1997.

Read the paper (in portuguese)

Time and space in cyberspace

In research on October 15, 1997 at 01:54 AM

Paper for the class “Communications in the Digital Era”, Masters in Communication, PUC-RS.

download PDF (in portuguese)

Snow White and the Seven Pixels

In research on November 2, 1993 at 01:43 PM

A study about digital images. My final paper for the undergraduade program in Communications at UFRGS University.

download pdf (originally a TXT-ASCII file – in portuguese)


In research on December 2, 1991 at 02:36 PM

leadersI worked as a researcher at the Laboratory for Electronic Art & Design, FABICO/UFRGS from 1991 to 1999. Under the orientation from professors Flavio Cauduro and Marilia Levacov, we researched Digital Art & Design, studied and participated in the birth and growth of the World Wide Web, developed events and curricula, talked to modems, among many other things. As a tribute to those times, I put online a back-up of the lab’s first web pages, plus a later redesign. You can also check out its current website and learn about the people who are carrying on with research at LEAD nowadays.