This reseach is held at the Goldsmiths College, from the University of London and is sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia  from Portugal, contract SFRH / BD / 61293 / 2009.


The construction of virtual spaces inhabited by ‘living’ populations is a research of the domain of artificial intelligence, which has been, mainly since the last decade, attracting a growing number of artists. Stemming from an emerging cyber-pop culture, and inheriting form video-games and social networks, virtual worlds are a privileged medium for artistic expression.  As more and more virtual worlds make their appearance on the internet, and each day these environments become more determinant in the contextualization of human communication, seem pertinent address this phenomenon as a cultural artefact, and its instruments, as favouring an aesthetic experience.

However, the use of these techniques and processes as a form of artistic expressions is a phenomenon still little understood. The analysis of this artistic genre and its productive context requires a systematic research. This investigation aims to solidify this knowledge, situating this medium, technically and culturally in the contemporary cultural context.

(honored) with Prof. James Lovelock at Goldsmiths
(extremely honored) with Prof. James Lovelock on the occasion of the celebration of his Professorship from Goldsmiths, in 2011.

as keyspeaker at Technarte 2010 in Bilbau, Spain.


  • Vishnu's Dance of Life and Death at EvoMusArt 2012 Vishnu's Dance of Life and Death was selected to be part of the conference EvoMusArt in Malaga Spain.
    Posted Feb 3, 2013, 3:08 PM by Rui Antunes
  • WisLM at the Tin Shed Where is Lourenco Marques is the cathalist for a panel with topics on pos-colonialism  at the Tin Shed gallery. During the first 15 days of December the work will ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2013, 3:06 PM by Rui Antunes
  • International Festival of Digital Arts 2012, Watermans, London I have participated in a panel on  Art and Virtual Reality at the International Festival of Digital Arts 2012, at Watermans, London, and chaired by Jonathan Munro. My talk was ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2013, 2:58 PM by Rui Antunes
  • Where is Lourenco Marques? at MUDE, Lisbon The project of Where is Lourenco Marques? is going to be publicly presented at Conversas no cafe in MUDEMuseu do Design e da Moda (Museum of Fashion and Design ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2010, 2:25 PM by Rui Antunes
  • Epigenetics as aesthetical instrument The presentation "Epigenetics as aesthetical instrument: Sra da Graca" was accepted for the Conference Technarte 2010 in Bilbao, Spain in April
    Posted Mar 10, 2010, 2:57 AM by Rui Antunes
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