About me


I’m a designer and musician.

I’m an Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and a researcher at i2ADS and INESC TEC.

I collaborate with Pedro Tudela in the @c project since 2000. In 2003 we started the Crónica label where we’ve been releasing experimental and electronic music.

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

I am a co-founder of the xCoAx conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, with previous editions in Bergamo 2013, Porto 2014, Glasgow 2015, Bergamo 2016, Lisbon 2017Madrid 2018, Milan 2019, Graz 2020, Online 2021, and an upcoming edition in Coimbra in 2022. I also helped to organize the Invisible Places symposium (2014 in Viseu, 2017 in Ponta Delgada), ICLI 2014 and 2018.

You can find a full CV here. You can also find me in instagram and twitter.

Get in touch at miguel [at] carvalhais.org.