my current short biography
I am a laborious student of drawing machines, specially the Camera Obscura and Camera Lucida and its intersections with visual perception.
My interest focuses on the relationship between drawing and seeing, and on how these drawing machines can contribute to a better visual knowledge and understanding of the world.
I finished a PhD on drawing with a thesis in which I propose a digital update of the Camera Obscura and Camera Lucida as drawing and vision machines. Integrating the two devices with the Pure Data software in a modular system that forms the exhibition The Drawing Chamber and, more recently, the project TRANSLATIONS #.2013.
Currently I’m teaching at the School of Fine Arts and Design of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (PT).
My area of research revolves around the linkage between drawing, digital technologies and visual perception.
I am a member of a9)))) a transdisciplinary association from Leiria (Portugal). I have been organizing a series of workshops with the purpose of developing drawing machines that somehow enhance the experience of our perception of the world.