About me


I’m a designer and musician.

I’m an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and a researcher at INESC TEC. I’m currently a fellow at V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media.

I collaborate with Pedro Tudela in the @c project since 2000, working often with LIA in audiovisual performances or installations. In 2003 we started the Crónica label where we’ve been releasing experimental and electronic music.

I completed my PhD thesis in early 2011. Following that, I published the book Artificial Aesthetics: Creative Practices in Computational Art and Design in 2016.

I help to organize the xCoAx conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, with editions in Bergamo, Porto, Glasgow, Bergamo, and Lisbon so far, and an upcoming edition in Madrid. I also helped to organize the Invisible Places symposium (2014 in Viseu, 2017 in Ponta Delgada), ICLI 2014 and ICLI 2018.

You can find a full CV here. Get in touch at miguel [at] carvalhais [dot] org or via Facebook or Twitter.

(Caveat lector: this site is a work in progress, things may yet be incomplete or missing.)