Meta_Body: Uma Investigação Baseada na Prática Artística

  • Catarina Carneiro de Sousa Instituto Politécnico de Viseu


Meta_Body is a participatory art project of shared construction of avatars. It is developed in a collaborative virtual environment. It is  an action-research project oriented and based on artistic practice, since it is informed by the theoretical approach but also by praxis. The main structural axes of research are the creation of a virtual corporeality and shared creative process.

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Author Biography

Catarina Carneiro de Sousa, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

Catarina Carneiro de Sousa is a Portuguese artis with a background in Painting and Art Studies.

She has devoted her artistic activity to the Metaverse since 2008, working individually and collaboratively in the Second Life virtual environment, holding several solo exhibitions and collaborating with artists from different fields and nationalities. She has dedicated herself to virtual photography, the development of avatars and the conception of virtual environments. Together with Meilo Minotaur aka Sameiro Oliveira Martins she is the builder of the Second Life Sim Delicatessen.

She is also an assistant professor at Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viseu since 2007.


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How to Cite
SOUSA, Catarina Carneiro de. Meta_Body: Uma Investigação Baseada na Prática Artística. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 195-208, oct. 2015. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2019. doi:
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digital art; virtual worlds; avatars; Second Life