Honor Mention
Percorrendo Escrituras | multimedia project | 2002

Laurentiz is developing research in three stages. The first explores the possibilities of finding complexities and subtleties in computing; she works from poetry, in an attempt to broaden the concept of writing. Poets such as Leminski Paulo, Italo Calvino, and Haroldo de Campos, are “re-read” looking for interdisciplinarity or other “qualities” in the language and pursuing, in her own words, “the sense of infinity “or ” the magnitude of the infinite”. In the second phase, her work continues in search of other areas; it adds audio and a series of intersemiotic translations lend her work what she calls “gains”; graphic loopings, movements and other areas of poetic density. The third stage has not yet started, but she envisages the possibility of densifying surprise situations on the web, and expanding the possibilities of exchanges with “internauts” and the general public. Producing dislocations will enable relations with other areas of knowledge such as biology, mathematics, physics and will include tactility and innovation in pursuit of a “simulation of intelligence” in an attempt to attain more concrete interactive user-computer relations.

Silvia Laurentiz

Silvia Laurentiz is a researcher in the field of art and technology, graphic design and multimedia. She holds a bachelor degree in visual communication from the visual arts school at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP-SP), a master’s in multimedia from the Arts Institute (DMM) at Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), and a doctorate from the Communication and Semiotics program at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Her works include virtual reality, multimedia and web art and she explores new elements for language exclusive to the science of computing: the logic of programs and effective interaction with receptors. Her Percorrendo Escrituras received an honor mention at the 2nd Sergio Motta Cultural Award in 2001. Since 2002, she has been a professor on undergraduate and graduate courses with the Visual Arts Department, School of Communications and Arts (ECA – USP ). In the same year, together with Arlindo Machado and Fernando Iazetta, she executed “Panorama of Art and Technology in Brazil,” an important reference for the study of new media in Brazil, now available at the Instituto Itaú Cultural website. Laurentiz has taken part in major events and conferences in the field of art and communication, including Emoção Art.ficial 2 (2004) and the 13th COMPÓS (2004).