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.