Sofia Oliveira
Since 2003
Works in Lisbon Portugal

CADA is a Lisbon-based platform for artistic work inspired by technological structures. Active since 2004, it has produced numerous innovative media projects and run successive workshops. They are obsessed with the possibility of unveiling hidden patterns in everyday life.
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The A Moeda Workshop - Berlin and Liverpool

Thu Nov 05, 2015 17:50

Berlin, Germany

The A Moeda Workshop - Storytelling with an itinerant data object

Workshop Callout
9-13 November 2015 at Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin
25-29 November 2015 at FACT, Liverpool

Deadline for applications: 5 November Berlin, 18 November Liverpool

CADA (PT), Broken Dimanche Press (DE) and FACT (UK) are seeking artists, writers, architects and practitioners from other fields to participate in a five day intensive workshop (in Berlin or Liverpool) contributing to ‘city-centric’ releases of a ground-breaking work of digital art.

A Moeda (The Coin) is a software system, a piece of mobile freeware, which engages and reflects on the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop will explore the storytelling potential created by the exponential growth and availability of data when internet-linked connectivity is extended to everyday objects, and provide a space for discussion on the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of the IoT’s deployment.

This is a unique opportunity to work with CADA, Broken Dimanche Press and FACT on a pan-European project between Lisbon, Berlin and Liverpool exploring novel approaches to telling stories ‘seen’ from the perspective of a travelling data object. The workshops will work to create ‘city-centric’ human interfaces for the A Moeda software.

Each workshop will set a creative challenge designed to immerse participants in the IoT’s complexity, broaden its public participation and diversify its present narratives.

Over five days members from CADA, Broken Dimanche Press, FACT and invited guests will introduce and actively examine the IoT’s infrastructures and assumptions. Learning about this paradigm through exploration and play, sessions will include novel narrative techniques, computational thinking, data visualization and interface design, with a strong emphasis on generating collaborative work and participants’ individual practice.

Material from the workshops will be used to produce ‘city-centric’ versions of the software which capture and express the cultural dimensions of European cities where the ‘coins’ are ‘minted’. These will be released as a free mobile phone application through subsequent launch events in Lisbon, Berlin and Liverpool.

There will also be the opportunity for participants to contribute to a project ebook. All workshop contributors will be fully credited on all outputs and their respective city software releases.
No technical skills are required.

To apply, visit and provide a few sentences about why you want to participate. Please include links to websites, projects, etc and upload any accompanying documents eg CV or portfolio. We will then contact prospective participants. Places are limited so early application is recommended.

The workshops are free to attend. They will run from 9 - 13 November (Berlin) and
25 - 29 November (Liverpool), 10am - 5pm each day
Lunch and refreshments are included
Deadline for applications: 5 November Berlin, 18 November Liverpool

Any questions contact

To apply visit

A cooperation project by CADA (PT), Broken Dimanche Press (DE) and FACT (UK)

Funded by: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Lisbon City Council, Portuguese Secretary of State for Culture and Directorate-General for the Arts.


Get it! Feel It! Know it! Viz it! DataViz Workshop

Wed Oct 12, 2011 18:30

Lisboa, Portugal

About the workshop
An introductory workshop to the theories, tools, and strategies for
data visualization: a transversal discipline with great
communication potential that enables the understanding of large
abstract sets of data flooding us every day.

Starting from a conceptual definition and an historical reading of
data visualization major references, the intent is to create an
environment for critical analysis and experimentation in this field.

An exercise will be proposed, starting from a data set, the
participants will be invited to explore its informational
significance by collecting, analyzing, selecting and filtering the
data and to represent its content developing models that can provide
a significant interaction with the user. For such, we’ll go through
various disciplines (design, mathematics, computation, sciences) and
theories (graphs, complexity, emergence) with the intent to create a
significant experience of information.

Dates and Duration
From 12 to 15 October - 16h
12 Oct (Wed.) - 18.30 – 21.30
13 Oct (Thur) - 18.30 – 21.30
14 Oct (Fri)- 18.30 – 21.30
15 Oct (Sat) - 10.30 – 13.30 + 15.00- 19.00

The workshop will take place at room 411, Fine Arts Faculty,
University Lisbon
Adress: Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 1249-058 Lisbon

Details and  inscriptions

Organization CADA  in partnership with Faculdade de
Belas-Artes/Universidade de Lisboa
Parceiros Educativos da EXD’11 – Experimenta Design 2011.


Call For Artworks: iphone art exhibition

iPhone art? In a jpeg?! nonsense


Arduino Workshop, André Gonçalves (PT)

Tue Oct 27, 2009 00:00 - Tue Oct 06, 2009


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About Arduino (
The Arduino Project was developed out of an educational environment and is therefore great for newcomers to get things working quickly. It is a Multi Platform environment; it can run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It is Based on the Processing programming IDE. It is Open Source hardware and software The hardware is cheap.

About André Gonçalves
Lisbon based sound and media artist.
In exhibition contexts have shown works in media festivals and galleries like:
Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul; File Festival, Sao Paulo; New York Digital Salon, New York; Untitled Art Space, Oklahoma City; Egan Research Center, Boston; Media Lab Madrid, Madrid; Ura Gallery, Istambul; Offload Festival, Bristol; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa 20 Gallery, Um Festival, EME Festival, Lisbon

Performed in the festivals and venues like:
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Diapason, Monkeytown, Share, New York; IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City; Lab Synthèse, Montreal; Steim, Amsterdam; ICA, London; Arnolfini Arts Center, Bristol; Pixelache Festival, Helsinqui; 0047 Gallery, Oslo; Centre Zitelli, Venice; Vermelho Gallery, Sao Paulo; Studio Live, Istambul; L'Antic Teatre, Barcelona; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Museu Vostell Malpartida, Caceres; IFI, Pontevedra; and pretty much everywhere in Lisbon, Oporto and throughout Portugal

The Workshop
With an emphasis on the construction of electronics circuits, from conception to realization, this workshop will apply practical tools, techniques and theory in an ambitious introduction to the Arduino platform.

Through practical exercises participants will be introduced to methods of modular dedicated prototyping, designed for specific functions, which are easily compatible with Arduino, and robust enough to withstand constant use.

27 to 30 October, 09
27 - 11 -18h
28 - 11 - 18h
29 - 11 -18h
30 - 11h-16h
Total: 22h (4 days)

The workshop will take place in the Lounging Space of Experimenta Design near Príncipe Real. Address: Palácio Braamcamp, Pátio do Tijolo, 25, 1250-301 Lisbon, Portugal

Information and inscriptions:

A CADA workshop -

Experimenta Design, 09 -


Art In Your Pocket

Hi Zach,
Agree that 'It's unreasonable to throw out an entire realm of exploration and discussion because it's not completely free or fair'

I was just pointing out that the opposite should also be questioned, and calling the article 'iPhone and iPod Touch App Art' seams to be a bit exagerated and acritical position. Also, from a market point of view Apple did not invent the apps market, it was already there, anybody could have done it using other distribution channels to sell the work. What Apple did really well was to centralise the all process and thus made it easier for users to acess the content - but then again is a business strategy. besides easy is not normally what defines line of thought in artistic practice.