about

Biography

Anna Carreras (Barcelona, 1979) is a creative coder and digital artist interested in experimentation on interactive communication focusing her work on the use of generative algorithms, creative code and interactive technology as a means of communication and an experience generator.

She is interested on complexity that emerges from small simple behaviors, from the balance between order and chaos. She tries to capture the diversity and richness of complexity working with generative algorithms and visuals.

She develops interactive installations to explore new emerging narratives encouraging the audience to participate and promoting their collaboration. Interaction adds the human diverse behavior to the experience fostering richer outcomes.

She holds two MSc degrees, one in Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and another in Audiovisual Technologies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

She teaches creative coding in several Design Schools in Barcelona.

She has developed and exhibited digital installations for Cosmocaixa (Barcelona Science Museum), Expo Zaragoza, Forum Barcelona 2004, Sónar Innovation Challenge 2016, MIRA Visual Arts Festival, Mobile Art Week, etc. She has some international awards as a Cannes Golden Lion for Interactive Projects in 2010 or a Google DevArt (art made with code) Award in 2014.

Teaching

Creative coding for Designers at BAU. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Interactive narrative and non-linear scripting at UPF. 2016, 2017, 2018.

Interactive instalations at uVic. 2016, 2017, 2018.

Interaction and Audiovisual Generation at the Master in Digital Arts, MAD at UPF. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Mathematics with Processing for Designers at Elisava. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Interactive Digital Video at the Master of Digital Video, MVD at UPF. 2011.

Exhibitions and Residencies

2019. August. Residency at Digital Naturalism. Gamboa, Panama. Project Froggy camouflage handheld fans.

2019. April. Residency at Interactivos?’19 Eating against collapse. Medialab Prado, Madrid.

2019. February. Exhibition at Llum Barcelona. Project Constel·lacions.

2017. February. Exhibition at Mobile Art Week. Project Social matrix: emergent social behaviors visualization

2016. June. Residency and Exhibition at Sónar. Project Rite of Color.

2015. November. Exhibition at MIRA Digital Arts Festival. Project Genera Esfera.

2015. November. Exhibition at Recorreguts Sonors. Convent de Sant Agustí of Barcelona. Project La interfície més gustosa i inútil del món.

2015. July. Exhibtion at II Mostra Simultània d’Art Digital de Barcelona. Project My City My Playground.

2015. October. Teatre Maldà. Sherlock Holmes and The Internet of Things.

2015-2016. Residency at Fabra i Coats. Project Open Color 3D Scanner, The Hyperlapsed City.

2014. Artistic residence at L’Estruch, Sabadell. Project Bitels per a Nadons.

2013. November. Performance at Nau Ivanow. Project Land Without Words.

2013-2014. Residency at Nau Ivanow. Project Land Without Words.

2013. October. Exhibition Abandon Normal Devices new cinema, digital culture & art. Liverpool, UK. Project Kit de Libertad de Expresión.

2013. April. Residency at Interactivos?’13 Future Tools. Medialab Prado, Madrid.

2010. September. Performance at Art Festival Ingràvid of Figueres. Project Màgia per a Pixeloscopi.

2010. May. Performance at CosmoCaixa Auditorium of Barcelona at the Nights of the Museums. Project Màgia per a Pixeloscopi.

2009. Residency and grant by Phonos. Project Màgia per a Pixeloscopi.

Invited Talks and Workshops

2019. Debat: Teixint xarxes d’identitats en trànsit #2. Gènere i art intermèdia. Centre Bonnemaison.

2019. Processat d’imatge en projectes interactius. Col·legi Oficial d’Enginyers de Telecomunicació de Catalunya COETC.

2019. Workshop. ESC 4a Escapada de Cultura i Creació Digitals. Digital Collage

2018. L’escena actual d’art digital, visual i música experimental – Barcelona entre les superproduccions i la precarietat. TEOREMA.

2018. Esmorzar-networking sobre Les TIC en indústries culturals by Cercle Tecnològic de Catalunya CTecno

2016. Programación Creativa talk at Cátedra Telefónica-UOC en Diseño y Creación Multimedia.

2015. Interview. EYECatalunya.

2013. Tangible and Embeded Interaction International Conference TEI. Demos’ chair.

2012. Jornadas de Experiencia de Usuario UX. UOC.

2010. Pixel Attack Valencia.

2009. Barcelona Visual Sound.

2008. Outdoors Interactivity: two approaches: advertising and education at The Image Processing and Multimedia Technology Center, CITM, Terrassa.

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