About the Book
This Photography Book is related with an expedition to the Antarctica Peninsula in January 2012, undertaken by the Multimedia Artists Álvaro Barbosa and Victor Gama. It portrays the lifecycle of Icebergs, during a period that can last from three to six years. In their origin, they break apart from the Ice at the mainland Antarctica continent and eventually melt away in the salt waters of the ocean. During their life, Antarctican Icebergs drift around their continent pushed by the tides, until they fade into the wild ocean or get caught in one of the many coves that trap the floating Ice in Cemeteries of Icebergs.
Álvaro Barbosa (Angola 1970) is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts from Oporto's Portuguese Catholic University (UCP), the Portuguese leading research and educational institution in the field of Science and Technology applied to the Arts. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science and Digital Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain and a Graduate Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Aveiro University in Portugal. His activity is mainly on the field of Music Technology, in which he worked for five years as a resident researcher at the Barcelona Music Technology Group (MTG). His recent research has mostly been developed at the UCP's Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) and is focused on the study and development of experimental Network Music Systems, as well as in Interactive Sound-Design. He has also developed several artistic projects with special emphasis in Music Composition, Interactive Installations