Thursday, June 6th  |  Friday, June 7th  |  Saturday, June 8th

Thursday, June 6th
08:30-09:30 Registration [Lobby]
09:30-10:00 Welcome - Opening Session [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]


Keynote 1 - Roy Ascott [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
Sentient States: Bio-mind and Techno-nature
Chair: Rui Torres

11:00-11:30 Coffee break


Session 1A [Room EA227]
Chair: Rui Penha

José Oliveira Martins and Paulo Soares*. Becoming a music score: oral tradition, performance consciousness, and interpretative techniques of transcription for the Portuguese guitar music of Carlos Paredes

Sandra Guerreiro Dias. The sentient hand: Ana Hatherly and ‘the technology of the sacred’

Cecilia Vilca. FUTURE RELICS: Samples of faith, examples of an epistemological rebellion


Session 1B [Room EA228]
Chair: Laura Beloff

Julia Heurling. Nida Forest Sequences - reflections on repetition and perception of space

Ralph Spencer Steenblik. Cedric Price and the Consciousness of Spaces

Paul Thomas. Quantum Consciousness Reframed

Guto Nóbrega. From light to fields. Thinking art from an organic perspective


Session 1C [Room EA229]
Chair: Heitor Alvelos

Cesar And Lois (Cesar Baio <> Lucy HG Solomon). Crossing Knowledge Systems

Terry Trickett. A stride towards sentient cities: Architecture as Performance Art

Jane Grant, The Skin of the World: Desire as interaction in the artworks This Excited Surface (2017) and Between Us (2019)

13:00-14:00 Lunch


Session 4A [Room EA227]
Chair: Luís Sarmento Ferreira

Masa Jazbec*. Androids as Apologists of the New Civilization

Lucia Leão. Plant Portraits: creative processes, communication and the searching of new paradigms

Fabricio Lamoncha. Interspecies Artistic Research Strategies: Biosemiotic Methods and Open-Source Network Technologies

Camila Mangueira, Fabricio Fava and Miguel Carvalhais. Digital image as a semiotic agent


Session 4B [Room EA228]
Chair: Jane Grant

Carolyn Angleton. Cultigens of Desire

Claudia Westermann. Poiesis, Ecology and Embodied Cognition

Terhi Marttila. From osmosis to diffusion - migration as movement, digital art for dismantling membranes

Mike Phillips, Hello Machine


Session 4C [Room EA229]
Chair: Luis Leite

André Sier. Bio-electronic Aggregates on Neon-Paleolitikos Strata

Rodrigo Hernández-Ramírez. Ontological tinkering—or, how to understand technics and human becoming in hyperhistory

Raivo Kelomees. The Symbiotic Interaction in Art

Alain Lioret and Iannis Bardakos. Digital Quantum Consciousness and Computation

15:30-16:00 Coffee break


Poster session [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
Chair: José Vasco Carvalho

Francisca R. Gonçalves and Rodrigo Carvalho*. Luciferina
Lucile Haute. Cyberwitches manifesto
Miguel Oliveros Mediavilla. Exodus in DF
Marthin Rozo. A leaf showed me the way

17:00-19:00 Porto de Honra

Book Launch: 'Quantum Art & Uncertainty' (Intellect, 2018), by Paul Thomas

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Friday, June 7th
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Keynote 2 - Victoria Vesna [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
We are alien stardust, we are viral genes: macro micro reframed
Chair: André Sier
11:00-11:30 Coffee break


Session 2A [Room EA227]
Chair: André Baltazar

Anderson dos Santos Paiva and Mónica Mendes. Celestial Landscapes: an artistic perspective on three dimensions of the sky

Rae Wu, Community Learning Environment Regarding 5GContext

Marco Heleno, Miguel Carvalhais and Nuno Correia*. Explaining Machine Learning: The Telephone Game as an analogy to reveal decision-making

Rita Lêdo, Rui Penha and Filipe Lopes. Music with Plants: Cultivating Bonds Between Grade-Schoolers and Nature through Sound Design


Session 2B [Room EA228]
Chair: Jorge Cardoso

Andrew Klobucar, Sharla Sava and Rachel Sava. From Social Media’s “Woos,” and “Claps” to xAPI Wooclap: Participatory, Playful, and Experiential Learning in the Digital World

Olga Majcen Linn and Sunčica Ostoić. Curatorial perspectives on contemporary art and science dealing with interspecies connections

Frederico Camelo Leao* and Lucia Leao. Embracing the nature and The Lotus Project: a transdisciplinary therapeutic proposal

Massimiliano Viel. Sensing meaning. A sensory frame for the posthuman subject.

13:00-14:00 Lunch


Session 5A [Room EA227]
Chair: Mike Philips

Mat Keel. Hard Time in the Garden of Eden? Agency and Original Sin in the Gnostic Anthropocene

Fabrício Fava, Camila Mangueira and Miguel Carvalhais. Playful design, empathy and the nonhuman turn

Marthin Rozo. Moths and humans

Haytham Nawar. Cultural Identities and Artificial Intelligence


Session 5B [Room EA228]
Chair: Luís Eduardo Luna

Vanessa Lopes*. The defiance of new materialities: art in its concreteness

Clarissa Ribeiro. Inhaling consciousness: human-environment dysbiome ecological-evolutionary inferences

Mariana Pérez Bobadilla and Yun Wah Lam. A case for post-teleological biology: Stochasticism

Peter Anders. The Tapestry: Weaving a History of Magical Tradition


Session 5C [Room EA229]
Chair: Marta de Menezes

Ana Carvalho. Symbiotic fictional experiments

Raivo Kelomees. The Competency Gap: the Audience in Confrontation with the Research-based and Hybrid Artworks

Paulo Alexandre e Castro. The art of creating mind or what does it mean to have a mind?

Roberta Buiani. We have always done it wrong: the city as complex network, superorganism and more-than-human sentient being. An experiment in interdisciplinary [re]thinking

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Exhibits open
Presentation by the curators: Diogo Marques and José Vasco Carvalho


Installation Craze [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
Chair: Diogo Marques

André Sier. Half-Plant
Clarissa Ribeiro. Inhaling consciousness
Evan Tedlock, Jaco Wong* and Keshav Prasad*. Psithaura: An immersive interactive installation
Antoine Schmitt and Hortense Gauthier. ExoLove (public version)
Paula Flores. Quelites
Qianxun Chen. Seedlings_
Augusto Zubiaga and Lourdes Cilleruelo*. SEE AND BE SEEN
Beatriz Albuquerque. SuperMarioWord: ERROR...
Cesar And Lois (Cesar Baio and Lucy HG Solomon). The Bhiobrid Logic of Degenerative Cultures
Ellen K. Levy. Sentient Libraries: Architecture of the Mind
Natasha Boskic, Mohamad Kebbewar* and Mary McDonald. On the Margin of History

20:00-22:00 Banquet

[BH Foz]

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Saturday, June 8th
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Keynote 3 - Marta de Menezes [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Chair: Cristina Sá
11:00-11:30 Coffee break


Session 3A [Room EA227]
Chair: Victoria Vesna

Alain Lioret and Iannis Bardakos. The poetry of categories and computation: On a mathematical bridging of computational aesthetic generators

Stephanie Owens. The Future of Memory: Art & Adaptive Matter As Sociocultural Cognition

Elif Ayiter. The Home, Place and Non-Place, and Storyworlds: Intimate Spaces for Metaverse Avatars

Suzete Venturelli and Guto Nóbrega*. Intertwining biological, numerical and subtle networks


Session 3B [Room EA228]
Chair: Lucia Leão

Pedro Cardoso, Miguel Carvalhais and Ricardo Melo*. Breaking the Hedonistic Loop: Meaning before fun in videogames

Pedro Costa and Luísa Ribas*. AI becomes her: discussing gender and artificial intelligence

Brian Reffin Smith. Chaotic steps towards understanding

Rob Swigart. Consciousness without agriculture

13:00-14:00 Lunch


Session 6A [Room EA227]
Chair: Rui Torres

Dolores Steinman and David Steinman. Reforming or reformatting consciousness while reframing the paradigms of inner bodies

Yun Wah Lam and Mariana Perez Bobadilla. Cells in search for the body: evoking the haptic memory of cultured cells

Beatriz Albuquerque. SuperMarioWord: AI

Yulia Zhiglova. Body-Centric Distributed User Interfaces: conscious and unconscious perception in body-centric haptic displays


Session 6B [Room EA228]
Chair: José Oliveira Martins

Maria Manuela Lopes. Bio Mind and Techno Nature in the Performance of Memory: Arts-Based-Research and Human Enhancement

Michelle Lewis-King. Cross-Cultural and Cross-Temporal Encounters in Art, Medicine and Technology

Patricia Moreira. Biosphere microbiome as an artistic resource

Xiaoxu Dong. Data Visualization: A Unique Storyteller


Session 6C [Room EA229]
Consciousness as an Emergent Phenomena: cross-scale conversations in plurisystemic contexts

Claudia Jacques. Andrea's Room: Syncretic Entanglement in the Meta-Environment

Clarissa Ribeiro. Cross-Scale Conversations: bioart impacts in a molecular level

Liz Lessner. Relational Objects and Techno-Qualia as Machines for Restructuring Consciousness

Richard Courage. Chicago 1940: Emergent New Media, New Representational Paradigns, ‘New Negro’ Consciousness

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Keynote 4 - Laura Beloff [Auditório Ilídio Pinho]
Chair: Roy Ascott


Closing session

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