research 

LECTURES, CONFERENCES AND TALKS

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Raider of the lost sculpture: a practice-based research virtual reality storytelling for social impact and the role of digital media practitioners as academics, artists, and advocates.” ICA International Communication Association Conference 2022 – Paris, France (PAPER PRESENTATION).

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “From storytelling to storyliving: live acting in the metaverse as an innovative means for science and heritage communication.” III Conference on Scientific Heritage – Salamanca, Spain (KEYNOTE PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Somewhere over the theatre verse: a working in progress artistic manifesto on live performance in virtual reality.” HOPE Conference 2022, Immersive Theatre in expanded spaces – Berlin, Germany. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

 

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Immersive media and social change: from the empathic machine to emotional geography.” XII SOPCOM Communication Sciences Congress, Communication and Disruption: Technological, Social and Cultural Challenges – NOVA University of Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities – Lisbon, Portugal. (PAPER PRESENTATION)

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Into the `theatreverse’ we go! Bits and pieces and other metaverse paraphernalia at the crossroads of live performance and XR technologies” - iLAB University of Calgary – Calgary, Canada (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Workshop future of engineering education.” Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto – Porto, Portugal (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

 

Baía Reis, António. 2022. “Immersive media and emotions: the role of empathy in meaningful storytelling”. International Communication Seminar. University of Passau. (LECTURE)

 

Baía Reis, António and Ashmore, Mark. 2021. “When theatre meets the metaverse: a conceptual framework for live theatre and performance in virtual reality.” Theatre Conference JAMU. Theatre Faculty of Janácek Academy of Performing Arts – Brno, Czech Republic. (PERFORMATIVE LECTURE).

 

Baía Reis, António; Esteban Blein, Jorge; Duran Fonseca, Estefany; Serra, Roger; Peña, Inma. 2021. “It is not about doing theatre in VR. It is about theatricalizing the metaverse!”. VR Days Europe 2021 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

 

Baía Reis, António; Esteban Blein, Jorge; Duran Fonseca, Estefany; Serra, Roger; Peña, Inma. “La Cuarta Pared VR and the new theatrum mundi: an arts-based research on live acting and performance in virtual reality platforms.” International Theatre Conference CARTEMAD 2021. Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Madrid, Spain. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António; Esteban Blein, Jorge; Duran Fonseca, Estefany; Serra, Roger; Peña, Inma. 2021. “From theatre venues to theatre worlds: an arts-based study on live acting and performance in virtual reality.” Immersive Storytelling Symposium: Opportunities for Innovation. University of Nottingham – Nottingham, UK. (PAPER PRESENTATION)

 

Baía Reis, António; Lima Santos de, Mathias Felipe. “From 19th century camarae obscurae to 360-degree photography: the evolution of photography through Walter Benjamin’s ‘optical unconscious’”. The VI International Cinema & Territory Meeting. The University of Madeira – Madeira, Portugal. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “Beyond academia: the scholar as an advocate for social change.” The VI International Cinema & Territory Meeting. The University of Madeira – Madeira, Portugal. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “La Cuarta Pared VR [The Fourth Wall VR] and live performance in VR”. Open Studio Ways of InteXRaction, LEV Festival at Matadero – Madrid, Spain. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER).

A. Sá-Sousa, T. Rodrigues, S. Fernandes, A. M. Santos, I. Garcia-Lema, E. D. Costa, C. Chaves Loureiro, J. L. Boechat, A. Baía Reis, D. Figueiredo, J. A. Fonseca, A. L. Neves, C. Jácome. “ConectAR: Collaborative network of patients with asthma and carers actively involved in health research. A protocol for patient and public involvement”. 10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.249. (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “Acting in the metaverse: from Stanislavski to Avatarmorphism”. Medialab Prado Madrid at Matadero – Madrid, Spain (KEYNOTE SPEAKER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “The art of saving art: immersive storytelling for social change.” 25th annual DRHA conference is Digital Matters: Designing/Performing Agency for the Anthropocene. Humboldt University Berlin and Free University Berlin – Berlin, Germany. (PAPER PRESENTATION AND ART INSTALLATION).

 

Baía Reis, António and Kick, Lukas. 2021. “Immersive journalism, social change, and ethics: a gateway for rethinking the future of a socially and emotionally driven media”. Normedia 2021. Reykjavik University. Reykjavik – Iceland. (WORKSHOP PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “Immersive media and social change: the ‘empathy machine’ is dead, long live ‘emotional geography’!”. JOLT – CICOM Conference “Harnessing Data and Technology for Journalism”. University of Navarra – Pamplona, Spain. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “The media practitioner as an academic, artist and advocate: a practice-based research on immersive media and creativity.” MPE/MeCCSA Practice Network Symposium 2021. Solent University. Southhampton - UK. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021 “Immersive narratives and social change: from the empathy machine towards emotional geography.” Audiences and Publics Work Group (SOPCOM – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences) 2nd Scientific Meeting. Porto – Portugal. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “The art of saving art: immersive storytelling for social change.” Digital Storytelling Conference 2021 - Storytelling for a "just" future. Loughborough University. Loughborough - UK. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “Immersive media and social change: beyond the empathy machine.” Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Porto – Portugal. (LECTURE).

 

Pinto, Rui and Baía Reis, António and Cónego, Leonor and Gonçalves, Gil. 2021. “New Pedagogical Approaches to Shaping the Next Generation of Portuguese Manufacturing Professionals”. Proceedings of the Conference on Learning Factories 2021. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2021. “Introduction to Extended Reality.” Porto Business School. Porto – Portugal. (LECTURE).

 

Baía Reis, António and Coelho, António. 2019. “Immersive Journalism and Emotion”. Future of Journalism Conference 2019. Cardiff University. Cardiff – UK. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António, Coelho, António, and Kasprzak, Michelle. 2019. “’The Kids of the Cardboard Boxes are Back on Top Again’: Leveraging Immersive Media for Social Change”. IAMCR 2019 – International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid – Spain. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António and Coelho, António. 2018. “Immersive Journalism and Empathy: The Next Frontier in Social and Cultural Awareness?”. ECREA 2018 – European Communication and Research Education Association Conference, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2017. “Immersive journalism and audiences: immersion, presence, and emotion in the construction of the concept of immersive media audience”. SOPCOM – 10th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences, The School of Education of Viseu, Viseu. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2017. “Immersive Journalism: A theoretical and conceptual framework”. Future of Journalism 2017 – Journalism in a Post-Truth Age? School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies – Cardiff University. Cardiff – UK. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António and Moutinho, Nuno. 2017. “Theatre criticism in Portugal: historical paths and current dynamics”. XV Congreso da Asociación de Historiadores de la Comunicación 2017 - Comunicación y Espectáculo. Media Innovation Lab - University of Porto. Porto. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2017. “Immersive journalism, audiences and emotion. Towards a definition of immersive media audience”. ECREA Journalism Studies Section Conference 2017 – Changing Audiences, Changing Journalism. Centre for Journalism – University of Southern Denmark. Odense – Denmark. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Journalism and virtual reality: A theoretical and conceptual overview on immersive journalism”. 5th Doctoral Seminar in Communication and Cultural Studies. University of Minho. Braga. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Virtual Worlds and Immersive Journalism: An historical and conceptual overview”. 3rd Journalism and Society Work Group Meeting - SOPCOM (Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences). University of Porto. Porto. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Activism ‘as if you were there’: Virtual reality journalism concepts, uses, opportunities and limits towards a new form of activist media practice”. European Sociological Association (ESA) - Research Network 18: Sociology of Communications and Media Research Mid-Term Conference: Rethinking Power in Communicative Capitalism Critical Perspectives on Media, Culture and Society, ISCTE-IUL - University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Theatre Criticism and Theatre Critics: Obliteration or Rising Phoenix?”. I International Conference of Young Researchers on Theatre Studies, University of Murcia, Murcia. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Virtual Reality and Prejudice: Immersive Journalism as a means for Social and Cultural Awareness”. Cyberculture Conference: Thought, archives and knowledge transcultural networks circumnavigations, SOPCOM – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences Cyberculture Work Group Special Keynote Panel, University of Minho, Braga. (KEYNOTE SPEAKER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Theatre criticism history in Portugal: From Francisco Bernardo Lima’s eighteenth century feuilletonism to copy-pasted press releases”. I Communication History Seminar, University of Minho, Braga. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Systematic Combining: A methodological abductive approach for the study of theatre criticism in Portugal”. 3rd Meeting of Young Researchers in Communication Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, 2016. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “The Whereabouts of Theatre Criticism”. IJUP 2016 - 9th Meeting of Young Researchers, University of Porto, Porto. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

 

Baía Reis, António and Moutinho, Nuno. 2015. “Theatre criticism as a cultural journalism subgenre: An historical overview of theatre criticism in Europe and Portugal and its relation with social phenomena and press history”. SOPCOM – 9th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra. (PAPER PRESENTATION).

PUBLICATIONS

Baía Reis, António, Benitez, María José, Herrera-Damas, Susana. “Immersive journalism in times of pandemic”. Convergence. To be published in 2022. [Accepted for publication] (RESEARCH ARTICLE)

Baía Reis, António. “Theatricalizing the metaverse through VR” The Writing Platform. To be published in 2022. [Accepted for publication] (FEATURE ARTICLE)

Baía Reis, António. “Immersive media and social change: the ‘empathy machine’ is dead, long live ‘emotional geography’!”.Anàlisi. To be published in 2022/2023. [Accepted for publication] (RESEARCH ARTICLE)

Baía Reis, António. "Immersive Journalism: Conceptual, Methodological, and Production Frameworks." Edited by Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws. To be published in 2022 for Routledge Journalism Insights series. [Accepted for publication] (BOOK CHAPTER)

Pérez-Seijo, Sara, Baía Reis, António, Benítez de Gracia, María José. Book chapter "Immersed in the news. How VR and 360-degree video have triggered a shift in journalistic storytelling." Edited by Sara Pérez-Seijo. To be published in 2021/2022 book “Emerging Practices in the Age of Automated Digital Journalism” for Routledge. [Accepted for publication] (BOOK CHAPTER)

Baía Reis, António, Ashmore, Mark. 2022. “From video streaming to virtual reality worlds: an academic, reflective, and creative study on live theatre and performance in the metaverse.” International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. (RESEARCH ARTICLE)

Baía Reis, António. 2021. "Immersive media, social change, and creativity: a framework for designing collaborative 360º video productions". PhD thesis. Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Stanford University. 2021. (PHD THESIS).

Pinto, Rui and Baía Reis, António and Cónego, Leonor and Gonçalves, Gil. 2021. “New Pedagogical Approaches to Shaping the Next Generation of Portuguese Manufacturing Professionals”. Proceedings of the Conference on Learning Factories 202. dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3858770

Baía Reis, António and Coelho, António. 2020. “Unveiling the landscape: an exploratory study on 360 video, creativity, digital literacy and social change”. DiCi-Educa: Digital Citizenship, Literacies and Contexts of Inequalities”. 187-196. ISBN: 978-989-757-140-4 (BOOK CHAPTER).

 

Baía Reis, António and Kasprzak, Michelle. 2020. “Unraveling the Landscape: a 360° workshop”. EASST Review 39 (1). (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2018. “Virtual Reality and Journalism: a gateway to conceptualizing immersive journalism”. Digital Journalism. 6 (8) (2018): 1090-1100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2018.1502046 (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2018. "Is Portuguese theatre criticism still relevant?". Sinais de Cena 2 (3): 69-87. (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António and Moutinho, Nuno. 2018. “Theatre criticism in Portugal: historical paths and current dynamics”. XV Congreso da Asociación de Historiadores de la Comunicación 2017 - Comunicación y Espectáculo. Media Innovation Lab - University of Porto. 179-192. ISBN 978-989-746-183-5. (CONFERENCE PAPER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2017. "Conceptualizing Mediatization: Is ‘Have Your Say’ a Kind of Transnational Public Sphere for Public Deliberation?". Mediatization Studies. http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/ms.2017.1.23 (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. “Virtual Worlds and Immersive Journalism: An historical and conceptual overview”. Estudos de Jornalismo (Journalism Studies) 1 (6). 100-112. ISSN: 2182-7044. (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2016. "Systematic Combining: A methodological abductive approach for the study of theatre criticism in Portugal". Comunicando 5 (1). 66-85. ISSN: 2182-4037. (RESEARCH ARTICLE).

 

Baía Reis, António e Moutinho, Nuno. 2015. “Theatre criticism as a cultural journalism subgenre: An historical overview of theatre criticism in Europe and Portugal and its relation with social phenomena and press history”. 9th Conference of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences Proceedings 4. 66-78. ISBN: 978-989-99840-2-8. (CONFERENCE PAPER).

 

Baía Reis, António. 2015. “Theatre Criticism in Portugal: Past, Present, and Future”. Master’s thesis. (MASTER’S THESIS).

MEMBERSHIPS

Premium member of Immerse UK – UK’s Immersive Technology Network

Member of ICA - International Communication Association

Member of ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association

​Member of EASST - European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

 

Member of SOPCOM - Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences

 

Member of MeCCSA - Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association

 

Member of IFTR - The International Federation for Theatre Research

 

Member of TaPRA - The Theatre & Performance Research Association

 

Member of IAMCR / ESN - International Association for Media and Communication Research / Emerging Scholars Network

 

Founding Member of INMERSIVA XR - The Spanish Association of Extended Reality.

 

Founding Member of the Audiences and Publics Work Group (SOPCOM – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences)

 

Founding Member of the Cyberculture Work Group (SOPCOM – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences)

Founding Member of the Intercultural Communication Work Group (SOPCOM - Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences)

 

Founding Member of Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores en Estudios Teatrales [Association of Young Researchers on Theater Studies].