I like to play with different stuff, from software, physical devices, electronics, video, photography, music.
With all this, I guess I can say I’m a curious person.

Below there’s research topics that I’ve made in the past.

Artica’s Research

During Artica’s activity we were able to research with many different technologies.
I’ll list here some of the research that I personally developed.
There’s more at Artica’s Youtube channel.

Dynamic Pepper’s Ghost Effect
Spatial Sound Exploration
Tangible Step Sequencer
Pepper’s Ghost Walkthrough
Step Sequencer with Solenoids
Pixy test & review

Creative Robotics

10 years ago, I was deep into Creative Robotics. I see physical devices as elements for artistic expression and here’s some of these experiments that took place into galleries, exhibitions and contests.

By this time I created a Youtube Channel showcasing all my experiments.

ICU v1 and v2
Zezinho the Poser

Dynamic Pepper’s Ghost Effect

Another experiment using holographic illusions aka Pepper’s Ghost, this time with a physical interaction between the virtual and the real worlds. Check the walkthrough in case you want to know more about this experiment.

Spatial Sound Exploration

Exploring spatial soundscapes with body location.
This prototype is a proof of concept for location-based sound exploration.

Each participant/VIVE tracker has a sound attached, this sound follows the participant inside the room. If the participant moves to a corner the sound becomes more audible in that specific corner. This video shows a proof of concept in a small room, the same concept can be applied in any room size, or even in large venues.
Follow the video’s link for a full description.

Tangible Step Sequencer

Music Sequencers always pleased me, and I have been around this topic for a while. This time I have developed what I called a Tangible Sequencer. It enables physical interaction with the music, and also multiple users. Check the in depth walkthrough.

Pepper’s Ghost Walkthrough

An experiment using transparent reflective film, that enables nice holographic illusions, also knows as Pepper’s Ghost. Enable captions for english subtitles.

Solenoids Step Sequencer

Using a modified Beap Step Sequencer from MAXMSP to trigger Solenoids actuators. It’s recorded in portuguese, you can enable subtitles.

Pixy test and review

This video shows different approaches on how to use the Pixy camera, showing also different types of Pan / Tilt systems. It’s recorded in portuguese, you can enable subtitles.

I See You

“I See You” is a robot that is hungry for human faces and is continuously seeking faces. It was exhibited in “O Espaço do Tempo” in Montemor-o-Novo, in “Pavilhão do Conhecimento” in Lisbon,  and “Casa do Conhecimento” in Vila Verde. It had a second iteration with stronger motors and more joints.

Zezinho, the Poser

This little fellow was called “Zezinho, the Poser”. It’s a wood manequin with servo motors in every joints. Using a hacked sound mixer, the user was able to interact and make it, you have probably guessed, perform a pose. This installation was exhibited in Fabrica Features in Lisbon, during the course “Sounds of Thought” lectured by Andre Sier. There’s more photos here.

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