RTiVISS – Real-Time Video Interactive Systems for Sustainability
– is the ongoing PhD research and proposes innovative ways of conceiving both digital media arts and cutting edge environmentally sustainable practices through critical research and experimental approaches. Multiplatform devices will provide access to real-time networked video for users to "adopt" selected forests. The interactive system feeds a broad community sharing “the emotion of real-time” and the challenge of uncertainty, remotely monitoring natural environments for forests protection and aesthetic exploration. Assuming this surveillance metaphor, can we design a project that is both artistic and functional?

An activist facet sparks due to the potential of contributing to forests preservation and, ultimately, to a more sustainable world.
RTiVISS main outcomes:
. Online, a multiplatform prototype optimized for access with computers and mobile phones. It includes real-time forests videos, artistic explorations, interfaces for users input, forum, statistics database, a video archive open for free use, and a repository of the documents and software produced within the project
. Interactive installations for public exhibition and participation
. Users feedback and evaluation
. Publications and digital arts exhibitions.

The outputs will be a trade-off between aesthetic pleasure from contemplative observation and interactive experiments of forests real-time videos. RTiVISS will also explore a tense feeling of control over danger and functional monitoring for forest protection in a surveillance system. By promoting a more sustainable world through digital media arts and experimental design, this project blurs the distinction between art and society, local and global, contributing to broader aesthetic and political implications of new technology-engaged art forms, tools and media.

PhD fellowship in Digital Media in the framework of the UT Austin-Portugal Program, funded by FCT [Foundation for Science and Technology], specialization in Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation.
Masters in Multimedia Educational Communication [MCEM "Redesign of Educational Video: Hypermedia Interfaces for Video and Television", UA]

Research interests
Interactive Environments, Interface Design, New Media, Multimedia Arts, Design and Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Environmental Arts, Interactive Systems Design, Usability, Real-time Video