Catarina Sampaio LAB _ 


Catarina is a communication designer, media artist and researcher active in the fields of new media, HCI human computer interaction and data visualization.

Her research focuses on data portraits and on the exploration of creative approaches to the visualization of personal data, with a particular interest in visualization systems which are dynamic and therefore capable of producing real-time data portraits.

Catarina is a PhD student at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

She has a master degree in Communication Design and New Media (2019) at the same University; a post-graduate degree in New Media and Web Practices (2007) at FCSH, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of Nova University; a degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design (2005) at ESAD, Escola Superior de Arte e Design; and studied Visual Arts in high school. She also completed a two year specialization course in Web Development (2009) at ETIC, School of Innovation and Creation Technologies.
   


Projects _


Data Self-Portrait (2018 — ongoing)
The portrait as a symbolic representation of individual identity tends to reflect the social, cultural and technical contexts in which it is created. In the current moment characterized by technological mediation, data portraits appear as forms of portraiture that propose to evocatively represent the identity of individuals, based on personal data generated as a by-product of one’s daily activities, being registered by technological devices of everyday use. These data sets function as a kind of digital fingerprint, unique to each individual and, given this expressive potential, are used as the raw material for the construction of portraits.
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Data Human Portraits (2017)
Nowadays, in a more or less conscious manner, we produce, share, use, and archive immense amounts of data, through web applications and tools embedded in the mobile devices we use on a daily basis. The data we produce are often accessible to Big Data companies that, according to a commercial perspective, aim at establishing consumer profiles. Considering that this kind of approach fails to capture our sensitivity and humanity, Data Human Portraits is defined as an autoethnographic project that resorts to the collection and visualization of personal data as a means of self-observation.

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Publications _


On Data Portraits: An analysis of creative approaches to the visualization of personal data (2020) Proceedings of EVA London: 30th International Electronic Visualization and the Arts Conference
(Accepted for publication)
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The Self as Data: Visualizing identity through data portraits (2020)
Proceedings of xCoAx 2020: 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
(Accepted for publication and discussion in the Doctoral Symposium)
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Data Self-Portrait III (2020)
Proceedings of xCoAx 2020: 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
(Artwork accepted for the exhibition and paper accepted for publication)
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Data Portraits as Tools of Self-reflection and Awareness (2019)
Proceedings of S&S 2019: 10th UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference Senses & Sensibility
(Accepted for publication)
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Data Self-Portrait II (2019)
Proceedings of ARTECH 2019: 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts (ACM Association for Computing Machinery)
DOI: 10.1145/3359852.3359963 ACM Library | PDF | Conference


Data (Self) Portraits: An approach to the visualization of personal data from an autoethnographic perspective (2019)
Proceedings of xCoAx 2019: 7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & XISBN: 978-989-746-220-7

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Do Retrato ao Data Portrait: Visualização de dados pessoais e a reconceptualização do retrato (2019)
Proceedings of #18.ART: International Meeting of Art and Technology
(Accepted for publication)
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Data Self-Portrait: Visualização de dados pessoais segundo uma perspectiva auto-etnográfica (2019)
Proceedings of EnIAD: Encontro de Investigação em Arte e Design
(Accepted for publication)
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Data Self-Portrait: Visualização de Dados Pessoais Segundo uma Perspectiva Auto-etnográfica (2019)
Master thesis
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Oral presentations _


On Data Portraits: An analysis of creative approaches to the visualization of personal data
To be presented at EVA London: 30th International Electronic Visualization and the Arts Conference
July 2020, London, UK
(Pending confirmation) 

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The Self as Data: Visualizing identity through data portraits
To be presented at xCoAx 2020: 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
July 2020, Graz, Austria 
(Pending confirmation)


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Data Portraits: Uma aproximação criativa à visualização de dados pessoais 
To be presented at Processing Community Day 2020 Ciombra
April 2020, Coimbra, Portugal 
(Postponed)

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Data Portraits as Tools of Self-reflection and Awareness
Presented at S&S 2019: 10th UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference Senses & Sensibility
November 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
More info ︎


Data Self-Portrait II
Presented at ARTECH 2019: 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts
October 2019, Braga, Portugal
More info ︎


Do Retrato ao Data Portrait: Visualização de dados pessoais e a reconceptualização do retrato
Presented at #18.ART International Meeting of Art and Technology
October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
More info ︎


Data Self-Portrait: Visualização de dados pessoais segundo uma perspectiva auto-etnográfica
Presented at EnIAD: Encontro de Investigação em Arte e Design
October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
More info ︎


Data (Self) Portraits: An approach to the visualization of personal data from an autoethnographic perspective
Presented at xCoAx 2019: 7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & XJuly 2019, Milan, Italy

More info ︎


Data (self) Portrait: Utilização de processing na implementação de data portraits
Presented at Processing Community Day Lisbon Organized by the Escola Superior de Arte e Design das Caldas da Rainha
January 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
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Data Portraits: Dados enquanto matéria artística
Presented at Congresso Internacional Retrato: Representações e Modos de SerOrganized by Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado (MNAC), Instituto de História da Arte da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IHA-FCSH/NOVA), Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (FBAUL), Centro de Estudos Humanísticos da Universidade do Minho (CEHUM) and Amigos do Museu do Chiado
November 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

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Exhibitions _


Data Self-Portrait III
Collective exhibition at xCoAx 2020: 8th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
Palais Trauttmansdorff, Graz, Austria
July 2020
(Pending confirmation)
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Data Self-Portrait II
Collective exhibition at ARTECH: 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts
Altice Forum, Braga, Portugal 
October, 2019

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Data Self-Portrait I 
Collective exhibition at Processing Community Day Madrid
Medialab Prado, Madrid, Spain
January 2019

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Data Self-Portrait I
Collective exhibition at Temp Studio #3 Open Day
Espaço TODOS, Lisbon, Portugal
November 2018

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Data Human Portraits 
Collective exhibition The Data, the Web, the App
Fabrica Features, Lisbon, Portugal
June 2018

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Residencies _


Temp Studio #3
Lisbon, Portugal
November 2018

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* This page is exclusively dedicated to my academic research. For professional work, please visit my portfolio here
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