digital art girls @ futurartes
Ladies, from left to right: Raquel Par­dal, Ana Car­va­lho, Diana Combo, Elga Fer­reira, Petra Fari­nha, Cata­rina Mota, and Mónica Men­des. And then, of course, there’s Rudolfo Quin­tas in between Elga and Petra :) Note that we tried to hide our lap­tops under the table to avoid loo­king like total wor­kaho­lics, but Mónica’s still shows…

We loved the first edi­tion of futu­rar­tes. There were talks by LCD (Pedro Ângelo), In Motion (Filipe Val­pe­reiro), and altLab + open­Ma­te­ri­als (me), Pro­ces­sing and PD workshops (Pedro Ângelo), per­for­man­ces by Rudolfo Quin­tas, Diat0m (Rui Mon­teiro), and Magenta Inte­rior (Ana Car­va­lho). Thank you Pedro and Raquel for a won­der­ful festival!

But mos­tly it was great to, for the first time in quite a while, gather together so many Por­tu­guese girls wor­king in digi­tal arts — there were 8 of us, ins­tead of the usual 2 or 3. Raquel, Ana, Diana, Elga, Petra, Cata­rina, Mónica, and Letí­cia (who wasn’t there for the group pic) are deve­lo­ping expe­ri­men­tal work on tan­gi­ble inter­fa­ces, bio art, com­pu­ter vision, phy­si­cal com­pu­ting, live video pro­ces­sing, hybrid mate­ri­als engi­ne­e­ring, and per­for­mance. Yay ladies!