DATAGRAMA

IMMERSIVE DESIGN

Datagrama is a visual art project, conbining immersive visual design with interactive media. In the last years there is a focus in designing original screen design and 3d video mapping techniques . There is also a strong emphasis in developing interactive design strategies within dancers and motion through the use of sensing technologies.

João Beira is the founder and creative director.  His creative performance work, design and research has been rewarded by the Austin Critics Table Awards nomination for the Best Video Design 2012 and 2013. He also won also a  four year International Grant for his PhD research in Interactive Design at the University of Texas  from FCT (Foundation of Science and Technology). He has collaborated with Multimedia Dance companies such as Quixotic Fusion and Crash Alchemy. Recently his 3D Video Mapping design in the Multimedia show "Land Without Evil" featured in the PBS documentary "Arts in Context".
Datagrama has been performing Internationally in countries such as the United States, Russia, China, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Spain and England, collaborating with talented artist such as Sphongle, Kentaro (Ninja Tune), Emika (Ninja Tune), Infected Mushroom, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Heyoka, Opium, The Polish Embassador, An-Ten-Nae -just to name a few- in multiple festivals such as Pro Vision Festival (Russia, Moscow), SXSW 2011/2012 (USA), Symbiosis 2012 (USA), Kernel Festival 2012(Italy), Burning Man 2013 ( Fractal Planet, USA), MIDI electronic art festival 2012 (Shanghai, China), Art Outside 2010/2011/2013 (USA, Au), Euphoria Festival 2012 (USA), and many other New Era Festivals Gatherings, clubs and art festivals in the last decade. Also, the project directed  vjing residences in Villa club and Industria club (Portugal), 2009. A video-track was released on the dvd Engrams by the Geomagnetic audiovisual label, 2007. 

João Beira a new media artist, visual performer and researcher,currently developing a dual degree PhD in Digital Media  at the University of Texas at Austin and University of Porto, Portugal focus in the use of sensing technologies applied to spatial augmented reality. He holds a M.A. in Multimedia Art, and was a lecturer at the ESG University from 2007 to 2010 in Design and Multimedia Production.


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