DATAGRAMA

PROJECTION & MOTION  DESIGN

Datagrama is a visual art project merging projection design with interactive media. We focus in complex and innovative solution for immersive 3D video mapping projections and displays. Our sensor and motion based 3d visualization performance have evolved into an interactive dance body of work with Quixotic Fusion.

João Beira is the founder and creative director. He has been performing Internationally in countries such as the United States, Russia, China, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Spain and England. Datagrama collaborated with talented artist such as Sphongle, Kentaro (Ninja Tune), Emika (Ninja Tune), Sorne, Sven Vath, Heyoka, Opium, The Polish Embassador, An-Ten-Nae -just to name a few- in multiple festivals such as Boom Festival (2014, Portugal), SXSW 2011/2012/2013/2014 (USA), Symbiosis 2012 (USA), Kernel Festival 2012(Italy), Lightning in a Bottle (2013, Los AngeleS), Burning Man 2013 ( Fractal Planet, USA), Pro Vision Festival (Russia, Moscow), MIDI electronic art festival 2012 (Shanghai, China), Sonic Bloom (Colorado, 2014)  Art Outside 2010/2011/2013 (USA, Au), Euphoria Festival 2011/12/13/14 (USA), and many other art festivals, music events and sensorial gatherings.

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. 

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), doing multiple interactive media design workshops, publishing scientific papers and doing artistic residencies.


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