Short Bio

Professor Carlos Sena Caires (Funchal, 1971) received his bachelor degree in Design from the University of Madeira in Portugal (1994), his Master’s degree Digital Arts from the Catholic University of Portugal (2001) and his doctorate in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technology of the Arts from the University of Paris 8 in France (2010). Teaching at the Catholic University of Portugal since 1999, he became an Assistant Professor of the School of Arts in 2009, Coordinator of the Master of Sound and Image and the Post-graduate degree in Digital Design, in 2011. He was the chief editor of the CITAR Journal (Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts) from 2010 to 2013 and as a senior researcher, he was the coordinator of the Digital Creativity Research Group at the CITAR research centre from 2010 to 2016.

Professor Carlos Sena Caires is now an Associate Professor in Design and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Saint Joseph in Macao (China).

His core academic research is grounded in the fields of Digital Design, Interactive Arts, and New Media Design. As a digital artist, he produced numerous artistic projects, presented and performed worldwide, including in Portugal, Spain, France, Brazil, Canada and China. His creative art projects are focused on interactive-video installations, interactive cinema, and digital art installations.

Publications

Books

Castro, M. Guilhermina; Caires, Carlos Sena; Ribas, Daniel; Palinhos, Jorge (Coord.) (2016). Cartografia das Fronteiras da Narrativa Audiovisual. E-Book, Edition: Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, Portugal (ISBN: 9789898835048).

Caires, Carlos Sena (2014). Les Conditions du Récit Filmique Interactif. Dispositifs et Réception. Villeneuve d'Ascq, ANRT Editions (Atelier National de Reproduction de Thèses), France, 2014 (ISBN: 9782729587826).

Book Chapters

Caires, Carlos Sena (2011). O hiper no modernismo e na ficção. In Xaquím Núñez Sabaris (Editor) “Diálogos Ibéricos sobre a Modernidade”. HUMUS Edition, 1st edition, University of Minho, Braga, pp. 25-40.

Caires, Carlos Sena (2007). Da narrativa fílmica interactiva. Carrossel e Transparências: dois projectos experimentais. In Manela Penafria e Índia Mara M. (Editors), “LABCOM. Estéticas do Digital, Cinema e Tecnologia”. University of Beira Interior. Labcom Edition, pp. 69-85.

Academic Publications

Ribas, D., Crespo, N., Caires, C.S. (2020), “Editorial: On Cinema”, JSTA – Journal of Sciences and Technology of the Arts, Vol. 12, n. º 2, pp. 5 – 7, August 2020).

Caires, C.S., Barbosa, A., Hanyou, W. (2020). “Design for Classroom Units: A Collaborative Multicultural Studio Development with Chinese Students”. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Open Science Index 161, International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 14(5), pp. 381 - 388.

Caires, C. S. (ed.) (2017); Jorge C. S. Cardoso (et al.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference in Digital Arts- ARTECH 2017.  ACM – ICPS Publishing. Macau, China. ACM ISBN: 978-1-4503-5273-4 - September 2017.

Public Presentations in Scientific Events

Caires, C. S.; Estadieu, G., (2020), The Husserl’s Object-image concept revisited through the interactive installation “Sense of Place”. Online. Besides the Screen Network, International Conference, Maia, Portugal, July 2020 (http://besidesthescreen.com/2020-paper-abstracts/).

Caires, C. S. (2019), “Faustine e o Fugitivo: An interactive Journey through the Art projects of Carlos Sena Caires”. The Image in the Post-millennial Age Symposium, Porto Design Biennale Satellites, Matosinho, Portugal, November 2019.

Caires, C.S. (2016). Faustine e o Fugitivo, Uma narrative disruptive através das obras de Carlos Sena Caire. In: “6th International Conference of the Association of the Researchers for the Movement Image (AIM)”, Porto, Portugal.

Castro, M. Guilhermina; Caires, C.S. (2015). No limiar da narrativa: é o interator uma personagem? In: “5th International Conference of the Association of the Researchers for the Movement Image (AIM)”, Lisbon, Portugal.

Castro, M. Guilhermina; Caires, C.S. (2014). Within the boundaries of reality and fiction: Is the interactor a character? In: “1st International Symposium “CreatingCharacters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self”, 20-22 May, Toronto, Canada.

Monteiro, Luís; Caires, C.S. (2015). Overcoming the Digital Landmark. Transforming the Landscape. In: “Contempart'15 - 4th International Contemporary Art Conference - Urban Identity, Space Studies and Contemporary Art”. Istanbul, Turkey.

Caires, C.S. (2014). Cinema do Dispositivo, Narrativa Fílmica e Interatividade. In: “IndieTalks, Technology, Art and Cinema”. Lisbon, Portugal.

Caires, C.S. (2014). La Recherche-Création en Art Numérique et Interactif au CITAR. In: “1st Symposium on Research-Creation of the UQAM – University of Quebec at Montreal”. Montreal, Canada.

Caires, C.S. (2011); Cardoso, C. Jorge. Micronarrativas, Cinema e Interatividade: Faustine e O Jardim do Tempo, dois estudos de caso. In “1st International Symposium of Micro-tales and others micro-forms”. Braga, Portugal.

Proceedings

Castro, M. Guilhermina; Caires, C.S.; Ribas, Daniel (2015). A Review of the Colloquium «Narrative, Media and Cognition» — a Cartography of the Borders of Narrative. In: “CITARJournal, Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts”, v. 7, n. 2, p. 89-89.

Monteiro, Luis; Caires, C.S. (2013). Configuring the Art Object in the Age of Digital Computing: Meaning, Intentionality and Virtualization. In: “CITARJournla, Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts”, v. 5, n. 1, p. 71-78.

Caires, C.S.; Cardoso, Jorge (2012). The Garden of Time, a tangible interactive video installation. In: “TEI2012, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction”, Kingston, Canada, pp. 315-316.

Caires, C.S.; Cardoso, Jorge (2011). Micronarrativas, Cinema e Interatividade: Faustine e O Jardim do Tempo, dois estudos de caso, Online Proceedings of the International Simposium “Microcontos e outras microformas”, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

Caires, C.S. (2009). The interactive potential of post-modern film narrative. Frequency, order and simultaneity. In: “CITARJournal, Journal of Science and Technology of the arts”, 1st number, June, Porto, Portugal, pp. 14-25. (ISSN 1646-9798).

Caires, C.S.; Cunha e Costa, Joana; Boissier, Jean-Louis (2008). Muriel, 1st act: an interactive film installation. In: 3rd International Conference on Design and Cinema, DESIGN CINEMA 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.

Caires, C.S. (2007). Towards the interactive filmic narrative. "Transparency": an experimental approach. In: “Computers & Graphics Journal, Special issue on Digital Arts”, Dec. 2007, pp. 800-808. (Elsevier ISSN: 0097-8493).

Caires, C.S. (2007). Da narrativa fílmica interactiva. Carrossel e Transparências: dois projectos experimentais. In: “Congress of Cinema and Technology”, Beira Interior University (UBI), Covilhã, Portugal.

Caires, C.S. (2006). O projecto experimental “Carrossel”: para uma aproximação ao cinema interactive. In: “Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Digital Art and Electronics”, ARTECH2006, Pontevedra, Spain, pp. 78-81.

Caires, C.S. (2005). O aleatório na imagem vídeo digital, o projecto experimental [fragments_01]. In: “Proceedings of the 2nd Luso-Galaico Digital Arts Workshop”, ARTECH2005, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, pp. 98-110.

Other Publications

Caires, Carlos Sena (2013). Editorial. In: “CITARJournal - Journal of Science and Technology of the arts”, v. 5, p. 4.

Caires, Carlos Sena (2012). Editorial. In: “CITARJournal - Journal of Science and Technology of the arts”, v. 4, p. 4.

Caires, Carlos Sena (2012). Desenfocar el mundo. In: “9THE13 Catalogue”. From 2009 to 2012, pp. 39-40.

Caires, Carlos Sena (2011). Editorial. In: “CITARJournal - Journal of Science and Technology of the arts”, v. 3, p. 5.


Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
Year 2 Master
Year 1 Bachelor
LAT201
2 credits
LFD104
2 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LAT206
2 credits
LCO104
2 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LDS310
3 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LCM301
1 credits
LCM302
1 credits