Incubadora intends to create a monthly educational program involving art, technology and their potentialities. Through seminars, workshops and talks we want to onboard artists and researchers to share knowledge with our community. The program will be open to everyone who wants to join for free and with Airdrops in NEARs to reward engagement.

Check below the events that have already happened:

︎Last Seminar

Title: Gender and Artificial Intelligence - Conversations with Eliza

Description: This project explores the relationship between gender and artificial intelligence, seeking to assess, discuss and expose the reasons for digital assistants to assume the female gender and the sociocultural conventions that inform the development of these entities, highlighting the implications of this phenomenon. First, the foundations of the feminization of digital assistants are examined, confronting cultural conceptions of gender with the integration of artificial intelligence in everyday life. Then, the development trends and gender meanings that predominate in current digital assistants are verified, focusing on their conception and evolution, and analyzing their anthropomorphization, functions and behaviors. Finally, chatbots are developed that promote a questioning of the integration of artificial intelligence in everyday life and its feminization. Thus, it is expected to understand the sociocultural implications and the reasons that underlie the feminization of digital assistants, highlighting the sociocultural values they reflect for their users.

Speaker: Pedro Costa

Investigator, creator and mutant. PhD in Fine Arts, his research focuses on the relationship between gender and artificial intelligence. In particular, the way digital assistants tend to reinforce traditional gender roles and stereotypes, questioning the predominance of femininity in entities such as Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri and exploring their queerization as a potential way to counter this phenomenon.

* This seminar will be in Portuguese language.

︎Previous Seminars

Seminar 1

Title: Introduction to the Brazilian Activist Cinema

Description: Activist cinema is considered to be a type of politically engaged art, whose audiovisual productions are linked to social struggles, recording them in a fictional or documental character. The objective of this seminar is to make an introductory presentation on the historical and aesthetic aspects of Brazilian militant cinema. In order to do so, we will start from the Cinema Novo movement in the 1960s until the productions of Videoactivism in the 1980s.

Speaker: Leonardo Gonçalves, a Brazilian filmmaker, researcher and PHD student.

Seminar 2

Title: Art and Erotism in Georges Batailles

Description: What does Georges Bataille’s philosophy of the erotic have to tell us about humanity? What is the place of sexuality in relation to the desire for violation, the deliberate violence that affects us and our religious life? In this brief encounter on erotism we will seek to reflect on this author’s contribution to the understanding of human nature itself.

Speaker:  Potira Maia, artist and researcher, is graduated in Visual Arts (2016), in Pedagogy (2006) with specialization in Education, Culture and Memory and Special Education. Currently completing her Masters in Painting at the University of Lisbon

Seminar 3

Title: Introduction to Afrofuturism: a temporal short circuit

The seminar presented Afrofuturism based on the discussion of the origins of the concept and its main narrative and aesthetic characteristics. For this, the strategies of creation and invention in contemporary arts were addressed, based on the connections between the concept of Afrofuturism and the field of speculative fiction. These strategies were discussed based on the tensions and inflections of the decolonial critical field and research in black art and culture.

In this introduction to understanding Afrofuturism, we also discussed how narrative temporalities meet and short-circuit. Despite the name that highlights the future, when analyzing the Afrofuturist creations we realize that past, present and future are not chronological and linear temporalities in the works. In this sense, it was discussed how, from African, Afro-Diasporic and non-Western worldviews, the temporal categories in Afrofuturist works are shown to be circular, spiraling and, above all, in shock.

Kênia Freitas:

Brazilian researcher and film critic. She did postdoctoral internships in Communication at UCB (2015-2018) and at Unesp (2018-2020). PhD in Communication and Culture from ECO-UFRJ (2015). She has made several curatorships, including the exhibitions "Afrofuturismo: cinema e música em uma diáspora intergaláctica" (2015), "Diretoras Negras no Cinema brasileiro" (2017-2018), session "PretEspaços" at LÂMINA — Mostra Audiovisual Preta (2021) and session "Movimentos fabulares" at the “Cinema Brasileiro: Anos 2010, 10 Olhares” movie show. She was part of the curatorial teams of the IX CachoeiraDoc (2020) and the Festival de Cinema de Vitória (2018). She writes reviews for the Multiplot! website. She teaches courses and workshops on criticism, black cinema, Afrofuturism and fables.

Seminar 4

Title: NFT Workshop with Eduardo Politzer & Coletivo Amarelo

Description : In collaboration with Coletivo Amarelo and taught by artist Eduardo Politzer, this workshop will focus on the process of creating a digital language, from conceptualization to implementation and development of NFT. Eduardo will share his experience creating his latest digital artistic work, the Labyrinth, which consists of sounds, poems and videos. As the labyrinth is an NFT itself, each link takes the visitor to a different corner of Eduardo's research influenced by literature, design and poetry. He was able to create a new digital space filled with memories, dreams and loose thoughts and as you navigate through the labyrinth, you are invited to draw your own path. Some corners are deeply moving and personal and others are relaxing and funny.

The workshop will touch upon the influences behind Eduardo's work and how he translated them into an NFT. This will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about building an artistic digital landscape and how to effectively incorporate references into their own body of work.


Eduardo Politzer is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds a degree in Sound Design. He is a professional composer of sounds and produced over 100 songs for TV shows, such as On Air Globinho, Mega Pix and Globo on Air. Politzer also created sounds for Brazilian channels like Multishow, GNT, Viva channel among others. Recently, he found artistic practice within his sound design experience and merged the two together, resulting in the creation of several NFT's and the Labyrinth.

Stephanie Wruck is an independent curator/art researcher and the founder of Coletivo Amarelo. Stephanie seeks for experimental curatorial methodologies within the art world through themed discussions and open educational dialogue. She closely works with emerging artists by researching and promoting their work.

Seminar 5

Title: Neuroaesthetics: the resumption of the visual experience as a way of knowing the world

Description: This lecture aims to present Neuroaesthetics by opposing it to some paradigms of conceptual art. The discoveries of Neuroscience and Neurobiology have questioned the conception of knowledge as language (restricted to the purely propositional field), thus rejecting some central theses of the dominant paradigm in the arts in the last century. In this sense, the discoveries of Neurobiology and Neuroscience have the potential to reposition aesthetics as an investigative field, proposing it as “knowledge and visual intellect”. The idea is to value the visual experience as a sensation and knowledge of the world. Thought in this way, Neuroesthetics has the potential to question the linguistic-philosophical approach taken by contemporary artists and proposes the image as a cognitive process that involves sensory, organic, biochemical and visceral processes.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Juliano do Carmo

Juliano do Carmo is a Brazilian researcher and Professor of the Postgraduate Program in Philosophy at the Federal University of Pelotas (Master’s and Doctorate). His doctorate in Philosophy of Language was held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2009-2013). He has published several works on Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Neuroscience and other interdisciplinary topics. He works as a Collaborating Professor in the Doctoral Course in Philosophy at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and is an effective member of the International Research Group on Human and Non-Human Normativity.

Seminar 6

Title:   Literatura contemporânea: hibridismos, escritas não criativas e inespecificidades

Description: Certain works of contemporary literature seem to resist any reasonably stable parameter of the literary system. In this sense, WhatsApp incorporates parameters such as character, narrator, textual genres, whether or not it seems to make no more sense in the midst of narratives such as journalism, documents, ethnography, advertising texts, e-mails, photographs, drawings, etc. The objective of this seminar is to present an overview of contemporary literary practices in the midst of this seemingly undefined chaotic scenario.

Speaker:  Tiago Velasco

Tiago Velasco was born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro. He is a writer, journalist, Master in Communication and Culture at UFRJ and PhD in Literature, Culture and Contemporary at PUC-Rio. He teaches creative writing workshops and has been a university professor at faculties of Communication and Art History. He is the author of the short story books Petaluma (Ed. Oito e Meio), Microficções (artisanal publication) and Prazer da Carne (Ed. Multifoco), in addition to the non-fiction book Novas Dimensions da Cultura Pop (Ed. Multifoco). In 2019, he was one of the winners of the LER Novos Autores short story contest; in 2015, it won 4th place in the Off Flip Literature Prize in the short stories category.

Semirar 7

Title: Museums in the age of digital technologies

Description: In contemporary times, the ontology of museums undergoes indelible changes that are driven by the backed presence of digital technologies. A legacy of systemic thinking reverberates, in addition to technological devices, also in the way of thinking of museums. Today, the post-modern condition of museums makes the most varied themes, collections and environments coexist, but none of this establishes democracy and justice in a scenario of absences, silences and omissions towards the diversity of societies. The contemporary museum keeps with it the ability to produce meanings, and therefore qualifies it as a narrative creation machine. In this context, the concept of Museum Fact, which emerges from the relationship between man and an object in a setting (GUARNIERI, 1981), undergoes an interpretative change, starting to be conceived from the relationship between society and the heritage in a territory. Increasingly included in the processes of safeguarding and communication musealization, digital technologies that generate psychic, social and cultural impacts profoundly affect the condition of the subject, the object and the scenario, requiring conceptual negotiations within the scope of museology that will reverberate in everyday life. of museums and establish complexity as their most current ontological nature.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Pablo Lisboa

Graduated in Graphic Design - Bachelor (2006) from the Federal University of Pelotas, graduated in Visual Arts - Degree (2007) from the Federal University of Pelotas, Master's in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage from the Federal University of Pelotas (2010), PhD in Art and Visual Culture from the Federal University of Goiás (2019). He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Goiás, where he coordinates the Rectory Digital, the communication advisory sector of the Rectory of UFG; and the Digital LAB, which produces 360º tours of museums and the like, in addition to organizing academic seminars and workshops. He is a professor of the Bachelor's Degree in Museology at the Federal University of Goiás, working mainly in the disciplines of exhibition design communication. He has experience in the following areas: social networks on the internet, cyberculture, visual arts, museology, design and communication. He works mainly on the following topics: museums and technology, exhibition design, heritage communication, museum spaces and museum architecture, interaction in museums using mobile devices and other mediations, graphic and digital design, art and technology and information science.

Semirar 8

Title: Quilombismo Digital in Portugal

Description: The seminar proposes to highlight the new expressions of collective (re)territorialization, resistance, activism and empowerment, through cyberculture, as a vehicle for the dissemination of artistic and cultural production, in the context of the production of creative agents who talk to blackness in diaspora through Portugal, at the confluence with migratory transits from Brazil, Africa and other Afro-Diasporic regions, through the passage of topics from virtual life to everyday life in cities, as well as questioning the (in)visibility and erasure of these actors in cultural practices, political and artistic aspects of physical spaces and curatorial decision-making fields as a whole. Bringing references from Abdias do Nascimento, through Tatiana Nascimento and other thinkers and doers, Di Candido will address the movement entitled “Digital Quilombismo” and its influence on the form of collective, artistic and cultural production in society.

Di Candido aka DIDI:

Afrocúir body in transit through Brazil, UK and Portugal, who works, persists and resists through research in anthropology, communication and cyberculture, also working in cultural production, curatorship and performance as a DJ, singer and visual/disciplinary artist. Creator of the creative unit in the form of a Bee party. The United Kingdom of Beeshas (bee_lx), as one of the first parties that brought #blackqueermagic to the center of Lisbon, moves in connection with collectives, artists and makers from all over the diaspora in cultural projects and creative industry, in production and performance direct with Afroeuropeans, Afropunk, BATEKOO, KunstenFestivaldesarts, Bloco Colombina Clandestina, Baile Brabo, Afrontosas, BlackPride Uk, Pumpdabeat, among others. His path talks about themes related to collective (re)territorialization, identities, activism and anti-racist performance, in the queer, black and immigrant cultural and artistic production of artists in the diaspora.


We are also always open to new ideas from our community. For this reason, we invite anyone who would like to present a seminar with us, as well as anyone who wants to suggest topics for the next sessions, to fill in the form below. Completing this form does not automatically mean that the proposal will be accepted, but that it will be discussed by the team and if it makes sense we will contact you.

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