The Processing Community Day initiative is supported by the Processing Foundation and has the goal of fostering programming and creative coding as tools among students, researchers and professionals. PCD@Coimbra aims at being a showcase for what is currently being developed in Portugal and also a place for stimulating discussion and initiating future collaborations.

In 2021, PCD@Coimbra will take place at 9th of December of 2021.


The PROCESSING COMMUNITY DAY COIMBRA 2021 is accepting artwork submissions on the theme “anachronism”. We invited professionals, researchers, students, designers and artists to submit individual or collective projects that visually and/or conceptually explore techniques or subjects related to persons, media, events, objects, languages from a different time period than the period
that the artwork was designed.
In this PCD@COIMBRA edition, we welcome the submission of outputs of a given system (or application), a proposal of an installation of the system itself and also the proposal of interaction with the system. Interested people may submit their work to three distinct tracks: system outputs as posters; installation of the system/application itself; and performance based on an interaction with the
system or its outputs.
The selected artworks will be exhibited and/or presented during the PCD@COIMBRA in one or many exhibition venues in Coimbra, Portugal.


(i) The artwork(s) must be aligned with the theme “anachronism.”
(ii) Code (any programming language) must be used in at least one stage of the design process. Code can be used either to produce materials (for example images or sounds) or in the final generation (generating the whole artefact/experience). Provided that you fulfil these requirements, you are allowed to use any media,
material or technique.


We accept both individual and collective submissions. In the case of collective submissions, the authors must indicate one corresponding author who may be contacted by the organisers.
The participants are allowed to submit multiple entries.
Submissions can only be made via the online submission link (see Submission
section below).
Failure to comply these conditions will invalidate the participation.
NOTE: Participation is free of charge.


In addition to completing all the fields of the online form, you are required to submit the following materials:

(a) A brief description of your project (max. 500 characters) describing the concept and clearly stating how computer code was used. We accept descriptions in Portuguese and English (preferred language);

(b) Artwork files. The type of submission depends on the track.

We are accepting three distinct types of submission:

Static system’s output designed in a poster format.
The output should be submitted in B2 poster format (500mm × 700mm) in
portrait orientation (PDF file, 300 DPI, Color profile: CMYK).

Video demonstration or access to the submitted application.
The authors should provide the requirements of the installation.
The system should be submitted by providing direct access to the application.
Alternatively, a video may be submitted, preferably using a file hosting service
(e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive).

Performance that involves the interaction with the system or its outputs.
The authors should provide the requirements of the installation.
The performance should be submitted in a video format, preferably using a file
hosting service (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive).

30th September 2021 (23:59 UTC)


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