MÓNICA MENDES is a designer, Multimedia Art educator at the University of Lisbon, digital media artist and a PhD candidate in the UT Austin|Portugal Program. She is also a CIEBA researcher at FBAUL and a founding member of altLab, the AZ Labs hackerspace in Lisbon. Interested in designing for a better world, Mónica is proposing constructive explorations to the destructive dynamics of climate change at the intersection of Art, Science and Technology. In the scope of her project ARTiVIS, she has been working with multidisciplinary teams to develop interactive installations that use real-time video, engaging people with environmental sustainability. Her work has been presented in conferences and exhibitions such as Artech, Future Places, Popup, AZ Labs, ACM Multimedia, TEI, SXSW, CHI, ISEA, ACE, Algoritmos Criativos, and DIS.