Sofia Oliveira
Since 2003
Works in Lisbon Portugal

CADA is a Lisbon-based platform for artistic work inspired by technological structures. Active since 2004, it has produced numerous innovative media projects and run successive workshops. They are obsessed with the possibility of unveiling hidden patterns in everyday life.
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Get it! Feel It! Know it! Viz it! DataViz Workshop

Wed Oct 12, 2011 18:30

Lisboa, Portugal

About the workshop
An introductory workshop to the theories, tools, and strategies for
data visualization: a transversal discipline with great
communication potential that enables the understanding of large
abstract sets of data flooding us every day.

Starting from a conceptual definition and an historical reading of
data visualization major references, the intent is to create an
environment for critical analysis and experimentation in this field.

An exercise will be proposed, starting from a data set, the
participants will be invited to explore its informational
significance by collecting, analyzing, selecting and filtering the
data and to represent its content developing models that can provide
a significant interaction with the user. For such, we’ll go through
various disciplines (design, mathematics, computation, sciences) and
theories (graphs, complexity, emergence) with the intent to create a
significant experience of information.

Dates and Duration
From 12 to 15 October - 16h
12 Oct (Wed.) - 18.30 – 21.30
13 Oct (Thur) - 18.30 – 21.30
14 Oct (Fri)- 18.30 – 21.30
15 Oct (Sat) - 10.30 – 13.30 + 15.00- 19.00

The workshop will take place at room 411, Fine Arts Faculty,
University Lisbon
Adress: Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 1249-058 Lisbon

Details and  inscriptions

Organization CADA  in partnership with Faculdade de
Belas-Artes/Universidade de Lisboa
Parceiros Educativos da EXD’11 – Experimenta Design 2011.


Call For Artworks: iphone art exhibition

iPhone art? In a jpeg?! nonsense


Arduino Workshop, André Gonçalves (PT)

Tue Oct 27, 2009 00:00 - Tue Oct 06, 2009


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About Arduino (
The Arduino Project was developed out of an educational environment and is therefore great for newcomers to get things working quickly. It is a Multi Platform environment; it can run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is Based on the Processing programming IDE. It is Open Source hardware and software The hardware is cheap.

About André Gonçalves
Lisbon based sound and media artist.
In exhibition contexts have shown works in media festivals and galleries like:
Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; File Festival, Sao Paulo; New York Digital Salon, New York; Untitled Art Space, Oklahoma City; Egan Research Center, Boston; Media Lab Madrid, Madrid; Ura Gallery, Istambul; Offload Festival, Bristol; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa 20 Gallery, Um Festival, EME Festival, Lisbon

Performed in the festivals and venues like:
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Diapason, Monkeytown, Share, New York; IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City; Lab Synthèse, Montreal; Steim, Amsterdam; ICA, London; Arnolfini Arts Center, Bristol; Pixelache Festival, Helsinqui; 0047 Gallery, Oslo; Centre Zitelli, Venice; Vermelho Gallery, Sao Paulo; Studio Live, Istambul; L'Antic Teatre, Barcelona; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Museu Vostell Malpartida, Caceres; IFI, Pontevedra; and pretty much everywhere in Lisbon, Oporto and throughout Portugal

The Workshop
With an emphasis on the construction of electronics circuits, from conception to realization, this workshop will apply practical tools, techniques and theory in an ambitious introduction to the Arduino platform.

Through practical exercises participants will be introduced to methods of modular dedicated prototyping, designed for specific functions, which are easily compatible with Arduino, and robust enough to withstand constant use.

27 to 30 October, 09
27 - 11 -18h
28 - 11 - 18h
29 - 11 -18h
30 - 11h-16h
Total: 22h (4 days)

The workshop will take place in the Lounging Space of Experimenta Design near Príncipe Real. Address: Palácio Braamcamp, Pátio do Tijolo, 25, 1250-301 Lisbon, Portugal

Information and inscriptions:

A CADA workshop -

Experimenta Design, 09 -


Art In Your Pocket

Hi Zach,
Agree that 'It's unreasonable to throw out an entire realm of exploration and discussion because it's not completely free or fair'

I was just pointing out that the opposite should also be questioned, and calling the article 'iPhone and iPod Touch App Art' seams to be a bit exagerated and acritical position. Also, from a market point of view Apple did not invent the apps market, it was already there, anybody could have done it using other distribution channels to sell the work. What Apple did really well was to centralise the all process and thus made it easier for users to acess the content - but then again is a business strategy. besides easy is not normally what defines line of thought in artistic practice.



Art In Your Pocket

Totally agree with nick on this subject. The expression 'iPhone Art' should be questioned on every level - what does it mean? That the work is exploring the possibilities of the iPhone? Assuming that is what is meant, then most of the work covered in the article misses the point - it seams to be using the possibilities of a sexy, nice screen activated by touch - it is not really exploring what the mobile phone is, as nick said - a communication tool and, I add, a sensing device of everyday life. Even if these are issues to be explored, they are not an iPhone creation, they were not invented by Apple and it is not Apple's role to access their validity.