From conception to exhibition: The ‘iNTERFACES’ competition.

  • Cristina Sá CITAR – Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Escola das Artes, Centro Regional do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Keywords: Interface, Competition, Digital Art, Interactive Art

Abstract

This spring the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) hosted iNTERFACES’ competition first edition. This competition was created to foment the development of digital and interactive art, by valuing contemporary artistic practice. I have had the opportunity of following the development process and the privilege of being a jury member of iNTERFACES. In this article I’ll review the process of creating this first edition, from its genesis to the final exhibition, placing special emphasis on the submitted pieces, and, of course, on the winners.

Author Biography

Cristina Sá, CITAR – Centro de Investigação em Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes, Escola das Artes, Centro Regional do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Cristina Sá (Portugal 1973) is an Invited Assistant Professor at the School of the Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP). She holds a PhD degree in Communication Science / Audiovisual and Interactive Media from Lisbon’s Nova University. In 2001 she finished the Sound and Image Master, specializing in Digital Arts, at Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) and graduated at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto in 1997. Her main research area is in Interactive Art at UCP’s Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), specifically in the study of interfaces as complex mediation elements that govern our experience. She collaborated with Nova’s Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagem (CECL) between 2005 and 2011 in the area of Art and Communication and also with Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University in 2005. http://labs.artes.ucp.pt/ftp/csa
Published
2013-12-20