Vilson Vieira is a code artist and open source enthusiast. Helped to create MuSA and LabMacambira collectives and has been developing for Google, Meemoo, Mozilla and The Grid. Researched computational creativity for University of São Paulo. Currently developing visual programming languages with Flowhub/NoFlo and helping to create the AI behind The Grid.

TL;DR

Vilson Vieira received his BSc. in Computer Science at 2007 from University of Santa Catarina (Udesc) and MSc. in Applied Physics at 2014 from University of São Paulo (USP). Worked as data mining consultant for 1 year and a half. On this period began to teach programming courses at Udesc.

His macro-areas of research include Creativity Exploration, Alternative Computer Programming like Flow Based Programming, (Electronic) (Algorithmic) Music Composition, Computational Creativity, Digital/Software/Electronic Art, Physical Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Vilson also helped to create the Brazilian Lisp User Group, the multimedia, systems & arts collective MuSA and the FLOSS development team LabMacambira.

He is a free software and hardware enthusiast, releasing his projects using open source licenses.

Recently working with The Grid team on Noflo, Flowhub and Meemoo. With prof. Michel Hospital (UFSCar) on OvO Project. With prof. Luciano da Fontoura Costa (IFSC/USP) and prof. Gonzalo Travieso (IFSC/USP) on a computational creativity research.

Academics

Recently researching computational creativity as part of a Master Program on Computational Physics atUniversidade de São Paulo supported by CAPES.

Main research interests

  • Algorithmic Music Composition
  • Computational Creativity
  • Digital/Software/Electronic Art
  • Physical Computing
  • Machine Learning

Grants

  • Google Summer of Code 2014 for Mozilla
  • Google Summer of Code 2012 for Mozilla

Selected Publications

Selected Exhibitions, Talks and Events

  • 2015 : Chaos Communication Camp : Berlin, DE : With The Grid team
  • 2014 : ENCUN 2014. National Encounter of Music Composers : São Paulo, BR : Web Audio and Livecoding Workshop. With Guilherme Lunhani and Caleb Luporini
  • 2014 : MozFest 2014 London. Art and Culture of the Web : London, UK : Turtle Power and Art Bazaar. With TheGrid team
  • 2014 : ArtBio : Rio de Janeiro, BR : Generative Painting by Delaunay Triangulation
  • 2014 : IFSC : São Carlos, BR : Master thesis defense
  • 2013 : SIFISC 2013 : São Carlos, BR : A Study on Generative Paintings (exposition)
  • 2012 : AVAV[7] : São Paulo, BR : Livecoding / Freakcoding. With LabMacambira
  • 2012 : AVAV[6] : São Paulo, BR : AirHackTable. With LabMacambira
  • 2011 : SESC Pompéia : São Paulo, BR : Ciclo Hack
  • 2011 : TDC : São Paulo, BR : Making noise with JavaScript
  • 2010 : Galeria Victor Kursancew : Joinville, BR : Mímesis Mulleriana uma Plágio Combinação
  • 2010 : XI FISL : Porto Alegre, BR : Livecoding
  • 2010 : IV SOLISC : Florianópolis, BR : Atelier Livre
  • 2009 : X FISL : Porto Alegre, BR : I Festival de Robótica Livre
  • 2009 : Latinoware : Foz do Iguaçú, BR : III Olimpíada de Robótica Livre Latino-americana
  • 2008 : IX FISL : Porto Alegre, BR : Collective Intelligence with Lisp
  • 2008 : Latinoware : Foz do Iguaçú, BR : CL-Weblocks
  • 2007 : VIII FISL : Porto Alegre, BR : Uncommon Web Development with Common Lisp
  • 2007 : 56th ISI : Lisboa, PT : Using the Internet to teach Statistics and the Statistical Environment R with Prof. Elisa Henning
  • 2007 : XXX CNMAC : : Programando em R […]
  • 2005 : III SOLISC : Florianópolis, BR : Debian-BR-CDD: Debian à Brasileira

Collectives

Teaching

  • Udesc : Artificial Intelligence
  • Udesc : Object Oriented Programming
  • Udesc : Functional Programming
  • Udesc : Introduction to Computer Science
  • Udesc : Programming to Engineering
  • FCJ : Operational Systems
  • FCJ : Algorithms and Data Structures
  • FCJ : Object Oriented Programming

Participation in Events

  • 2014 : Scientific Writing in English: Tools and Techniques. Prof. Ethel Schuster (Northern Essex Community College – NECC).
  • 2014 : Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction. Prof. Gabriele Trovato. Waseda University.