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data & us

Data&Us – Series of Talks about Data is an initiative organized by researchers and professors from the Faculdade de Design, Tecnologia e Comunicação (IADE) – Universidade Europeia and the Instituto de Comunicação of the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (ICNOVA). The coordination of the initiative is in charge of Ana Viseu (IADE – ICNOVA).

sci-vi seminar

The Sci-Vi Seminar is a one-day-long event every October since 2021 that welcomes all interested to join the conversation about the emerging question about the importance of visual dissemination in science communication! The event explores research and industry updates about visual storytelling in science dissemination. The organizers wish to create a bridge not just between science researchers and visual storytellers but between Portugal, Denmark, and beyond! 

The event has the support of iNOVA Media Lab, ICNOVA NOVA FCSH, Sci-Vi Initiative, and The Animation Workshop in Denmark. The main organization team are Paulo Nuno Vicente (Coordinator of iNOVA Media Lab and Assistant Professor of Digital Media at NOVA FCSH), Ana Figueiras (Research Scientist at iNOVA Media Lab), Ágota Végső (Digital Media PhD Student at NOVA FCSH and producer at Sci-Vi Initiative) in collaboration with Sia Søndergaard (Head of Sci-Vi initiative), and Peter Vistisen (Associate Professor of Design and Visualisation at Aalborg University). 

Read more about the event in 2023 here.

smart data sprint

SMART Data Sprint is an intensive hands-on work driven by online data and digital methods. Throughout an entire week, every January since 2016, participants from all over the world develop experimental and inventive ways of reading, seeing and analysing platform data. Experts and researchers with different backgrounds have the chance to attend keynote lectures, short talks, and parallel sessions of practical labs. 


The main goal of the SMART Data Sprint is to, collectively, achieve concrete outcomes, creating the opportunity for knowledge production and providing an environment in which participants can equally contribute and benefit from one another’s expertise.

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Algorithms, Audiovisual and Cinema

The development and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in the audiovisual sector has been growing in recent years. Over-the-top services (OTT), distributed directly to viewers via the Internet, are particularly associated with a shift towards automation through algorithmic mediation in audiovisual content, led by platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, among others. In a series of talks along 2022, international experts will share state-of-the-art knowledge about the impact of algorithmic systems on the design, production, and reception of audiovisual content. We want to initiate a conversation between researchers, professionals, and viewers that, being directly about the audiovisual and cinematic experience, inevitably touches themes such as the datafication of society, the transformation of the meaning of culture, and the governance of automation systems.

reboot fest

Reboot is a festival of Digital Arts and New Media that aims at challenging the idea that scientific research and art are typically opposite. The program features exhibitions, a doctoral symposium and a series of immersive experiences. 

The third edition of Reboot is entitled “Reboot the Future” and is an invitation to gather speculative, critical, refreshed scientific production, and trans-disciplinary artistic interventions. The four day New Media and Digital Art festival will host an exhibition and parallel events, keynote talks by invited experts and a doctoral symposium. 

This year’s theme focuses on how to create sustainable futures that encompass all areas of society. We want to expand the prevailing notion that sustainability relates only to environmental issues and think of it as vital for all areas of society. For this purpose we base this year’s theme upon the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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