The circle outlines our individuality. The circle connects us as a collective. Technology supports the media and the human, shapes our experience, linking everything and everyone, allowing us to join the circle wherever we are.
Would you like to join this CIRCLE?

DigiMedia (Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre) presents the Media Innovation Circle, an opportunity to explore the digital media landscapes.

The Circle consists of a series of scientific moments for discussion on new approaches, practices, methods, and techniques supporting media innovation. It will be a monthly cycle of online conversations with national and international experts doing research on digital media and interaction, which may take the form of keynote talks, seminars or workshops. There will be time for a short talk by the invited guest, followed by discussion and Q+A.

The sessions will be online and the link will be shared with the registered participants.

The Circle takes place every last Friday of the month, from 2 to 3pm (Lisbon Time). In this page you can find the calendar.

If you wish to join this Circle, please Register.


Media Innovation Circle #4
July 23@2pm-3pm (Lisbon Time)
Ways of Seeing and Hearing: Representational Limits in Two Docweb Case Studies
Speaker: Diego Zavala Scherer, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Moderation: Pedro Cardoso, University of Aveiro
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Diego Zavala Scherer, Mexico City (1978) holds a PhD in Social Communication at Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). Research professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. His research interests are interactive documentary, documentary theory and Mexican film. Member of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, Mexico). Coordinator of the Research Group in Media, Arts and Digital Culture at Tecnologico de Monterrey. Director of Virtualis, Digital Communication Journal.


As part of the contemporary discussion between the representational (Nichols) and operational modes (Farocki, Mittell) of understanding images (and sound) in documentary and interactive documentary theory, this talk questions the limits of the indexical link with reality through two doc web examples. The interest of this presentation is to explore some of the paradoxes that interactive nonfiction production creates by following the canonic perspective of a verisimilar bond with the world and how, in the times of media hyperproduction, this relation between reality and image fells short to explain our ways of engaging as individuals, public, and consumers with some dimensions of our life such as history and politics.

The talk is open and free, register to get Zoom access.



Media Innovation Circle #3

Media Innovation Circle #2

Media Innovation Circle #1


Ângela Espinha
Hélder Caixinha
Nelson Zagalo
Pedro Cardoso
Rita Oliveira

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