digital art girls @ futurartes

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!