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Designer and musician. Assistant Professor at the Design Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of teh University of Porto, where he teaches Interaction Design and design for computational media. He is the author of "Artificial Aesthetics: Creative Practices in Computational Art and Design", a book on the use of computational systems in design and the arts.

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  • Name

    Miguel Carvalhais
  • Cluster

    Computer Science
  • Role

    Senior Researcher
  • Since

    01st July 2016
Publications

2017

Editorial

Authors
Ribas, L; Rangel, A; Verdicchio, M; Carvalhais, M;

Publication
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts

Abstract

2017

Editorial - CITAR Journal, Volume 9, No. 3 – Special Issue: xCoAx 2017

Authors
Rangel, A; Verdicchio, M; Carvalhais, M; Ribas, L;

Publication
Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts

Abstract

2016

Regarding Value in Digital Serendipitous Interactions

Authors
Melo, R; Carvalhais, M;

Publication
JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS

Abstract
Digital technologies have become our privileged method of interacting with information. With their ubiquity, and focus on personalisation, optimisation and functionality, chance and accidental interactions in the Digital Medium are being replaced with filtered, predictable and known ones, limiting the scope of possible user experiences. In order to promote the design of richer experiences that go beyond the functionally-driven paradigm, we propose that digital systems be designed in order to favour serendipity. Through a literature-based analysis of serendipity, we explore the distinct meanings of value that are possible with serendipitous systems, offering examples of the current state of the art, observing the methods used to do so, and proposing a possible typology, while highlighting unexplored fields, experiences and interactions.

2016

xCoAx 2016 Special Issue

Authors
Clifford, A; Rangel, A; Verdicchio, M; Carvalhais, M;

Publication
JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS

Abstract

2015

What Then Happens When Interaction is Not Possible: The Virtuosic Interpretation of Ergodic Artefacts

Authors
Carvalhais, M; Cardoso, P;

Publication
JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE ARTS

Abstract
Procedural systems allow unique modes of authorship and singular aesthetic experiences. As creators and users of these systems, we need to be aware that their aesthetic potential is not solely defined by interaction but that interpretation, and the capacity to understand and simulate the processes taking place within these artefacts is highly significant. This paper argues that although direct interaction is usually the most discernible component in the relationship between ergodic artefacts and their users, ergodicity does not necessarily imply interaction. Non-interactive procedural artefacts may allow the development of ergodic experiences through interpretation, and the probing of the system by its reader through simulations. We try to set the grounds for designing towards virtuosic interpretation, an activity that we may describe as the ergodic experience developed by means of mental simulation through the development of theories of systems.

Supervised
thesis

2016

Reflexão: Estudo exploratório do Vídeo mapping como ferrementa para a transformação do espaço

Author
Ana Cristino Romão

Institution
UP-FBAUP

2016

Towards Serendipity: Chance, unpredictability and cretivity in digital interactions.

Author
Ricardo Manuel Coelho de Melo

Institution
UP-FBAUP

2016

Princípios de pesquisa online para a serendipidade: o processo criativo como caso de estudo

Author
Marta Catarina Amparo dos Santos

Institution
UP-FBAUP

2016

Exploring how the Game Master-Player relationship influences narrative in video games

Author
Abel João Gavinho Vaz Tavares Neto

Institution
UP-FBAUP

2016

music, reason and/or emotion

Author
Horácio António Barbosa Tomé Marques

Institution
UP-FBAUP