Relatori confermati / Confirmed Speakers

Relatori confermati / Confirmed Speakers


Giovanni Azzaroni
Giovanni Azzaroni taught Anthropology of Performing Arts and Oriental Theaters at the Department of Music and Entertainment of the University of Bologna. He has researched in Asia, Africa and the South of Italy. Among his most recent publications Teatro in Asia (Theater in Asia), 4 voll. (1998-2006); Le realtà del mito due (The Realities of Myth Two) (2008); La Settimana Santa a Mottola (The Holy Week in Mottola) (2010); With Matteo Casari, Asia il teatro che danza (Asia theater dance) (2011) e Raccontare la Grecìa (Tell Grecìa) (2015); Il mare della fertilità (The sea of fertility). Un’analisi antropologica della tetralogia di Mishima Yukio (An anthropological analysis of the tetralogy by Mishima Yukio), Rome, Aracne, 2017. He is the scientific director of the online magazine Antropologia e Teatro – Rivista di Studi (Anthropology and Theater – Journal of Studies).

Roberta Buiani
Roberta Buiani is an interdisciplinary artist, media scholar and curator based in Toronto. She is the co-founder of the ArtSci Salon at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto) and a co-organizer of LASER Toronto. Her work explores how scientific and technological mechanisms translate, encode and transform the natural and human world, and how these processes may be re-purposed by relocating them into different venues. Her work is mobile, itinerant and collaborative. She brought it to art festivals (Transmediale 2011, Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Brazil 2013), community centers (the Free Gallery Toronto, Immigrant Movement International, Queens), science institutions (RPI) and the streets of Toronto. Recently, with The Cabinet Project she proposed an experiment in “squatting academia, by populating abandoned spaces with SciArt installations. She holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from York University (CAN). For more information and to read her publications go to

Sonia Cannas
Sonia Cannas holds a Master of Science in Mathematics at University of Cagliari and a Master of Arts in Viola at the Conservatory of Music “G. P. da Palestrina” in Cagliari. Currently, she is a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Pavia, in co-tutorship with the University of Strasbourg and in agreement with the University of Milano-Bicocca. She is a member of the research project “SMIR” (Structural Music Information Research), financed by USIAS (University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies). Main research interests include the research in Mathematical Music Theory, in particular geometric and algebraic models for music analysis, composition and computational musicology. She is also interested in the history of mathematics and music, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and scientific dissemination.

Pier Luigi Capucci
Pier Luigi Capucci ( is a professor and a media expert. Since the early 80 he has been concerned with the communication s studies, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies. His theoretical activity is concerned with the technologies of representation and communication, with the technoscience-based art forms and with the media studies. His applied research is in the fields of online communications and media. He has been a teacher at the universities of Rome La Sapienza , Bologna, Florence, Urbino, at the SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in Lugano, and at the fine arts academies of Carrara and NABA in Milan. Since 2013 he has been appointed as the Director of Studies of the T-Node Ph.D. Research Program of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth), and currently he is a teacher at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino. He has extensively and internationally published in books, articles and conference papers, he has organized exhibitions, managed projects and participated to conferences worldwide. In 1994 he founded and directed the first Italian online magazine, NetMagazine, later MagNet, on the relationships between arts and technologies. In 2000 he started Noema project, an online magazine devoted to culture-sciences-technologies interrelations and influences.

Silvia Casini
Silvia Casini is lecturer in visual culture and film at the University of Aberdeen. Her main research interests regard the aesthetic, epistemological and societal implications of scientific visualization, particularly in the case of emerging technologies. She has been involved in curatorial, museum and public engagement work for institutions such as the Natural History Museum in Venice, the A. Qattan Foundation in Palestine. She acted as evaluator for Horizon 2020 projects. She created and coordinated the project Arscientia in Venice ( Her articles appeared in Nuncius. Journal of Visual and Material Culture of Science, Journal of The Senses and Society, Configurations, Leonardo Journal, Contemporary Aesthetics, MuseumsETC, Bloomsbury, Museologia Scientifica, The Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies. Her first monograph in Italian Il ritratto-scansione. Immaginare il cervello tra Neuroscienza e Arte has been recently published by Mimesis (2016).

Dimitris Charitos
Dimitris Charitos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where he teaches the subjects of human-machine communication, interactive design, new media art and visual communication. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, and C.A.A.D. in the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow). He holds a PhD in interactive and virtual environments design. As a researcher or coordinator, he has participated in more than 15 research projects (funded by Greek and European programs) on the subjects of virtual reality, interactive design, locative media, mediated cities, digital art and multimedia. He has more than 90 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings and more than 400 citations. Starting from 1983, his artistic practice includes electronic music (1983-1993), audiovisual and interactive installations and virtual environments (1997- to the present). He has participated in 15 exhibitions in Greece, the UK, Cyprus and Canada.

Jadwiga Charzynska
She obtained the MFA degree at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts of the State College of Visual Arts (PWSSP) in Gdansk in 1994. Since 2004 she has been director of LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art. Earlier she worked in the National Museum in Gdansk. She started her career as manager during her studies, organizing art projects, which subsequently allowed her to obtain an extra degree in culture management. Her most important long-term program initiatives at the LAZNIA are: Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk (launched in 2005) and Art+Science Meeting (in close cooperation with Ryszard W. Kluszczynski; launched in 2011) the program which introduced to Polish audience the works of such artists as Stelarc, duo Oron Catz & Ionat Zurr or Masaki Fuijhata). In 2008 she obtained the Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdansk in category Culture. In the same year, along with the entire LAZNIA team, Charzynska obtained the Bronze Medal Merit to Culture Gloria Artis, awarded by Minister of Culture and National Heritage. In 2015 she received a special award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in recognition of inestimable merits for Polish culture. She publishes in artistic magazines and publications edited by LAZNIA.

Giovanni Chessa
Giovanni Chessa (musicologist) and Liliana Stracuzzi (art expert and critic) since 12 years are art directors of the cultural Centre Le Torri dell’acqua di Budrio (the Water Towers of Budrio), where they organize annual music events, with programs including classical music and experimental contemporary music. An important yearly meeting is “ Dialogue on composition”, a festival with musicians from all Europe. The cultural program of Le Torri di Budrio includes also the organization of art expositions and art lectures by Liliana Stracuzzi and other experts.

Giorgio Cipolletta
Giorgio Cipolletta is a transdisciplinary artist and media-theorist. In 2012 he earned a PhD in Information and Communication Theory. Currently he is adjunct professor of Visual Art and Technology in University of Macerata. He is member of the media editorial staff of Noema / mediaversi / Riviste di Scienze sociali. He works as a layout freelancer for the University press of macerata (eum). He has published in many academic journals (Flusser Studies, Heteroglossia), his first book is Metrobodily passages. For an aesthetics of transition, eum, Macerata 2014. He won many international poem prizes. He participated also in many national exhibitions with multimedia installations and performances (Corpus 2012, Chaos 2013, Bookquake 2017). In 2014 Giorgio was a founding partner and vicepresident of Crash (Creative Art Shocking).

Enrica Colabella
Architect and Professor of Generative Design at Politecnico di Milano University. With Celestino Soddu she is a co-founder of the Generative Design Lab and of Generative Art, annual International conference since 1998. From 1994 also in teaching, she worked on connections between multidisciplinary sectors, especially between Poetry and Architecture/Design, using digital tools in generative processes for gaining the complexity of the new civilization. Among numerous video for galleries, museums, universities, she takes performances crossing the poetry borders toward music and space. In her Generative Design teaching starting from 1994, she defined the attribution, proper of the AI processes, as a tool able to work as a poetic logic for producing 3D models of Architecture and Design in student s exercises. She has presented her experimental works with papers and performances in many conferences on the digital process of art and science: Boulder; HK; Tel Aviv; Delft; Montreal, Oxford, Singapore, Campinas, Wien, Beijing, Shanghai, Porto, New Delhi, Nagoya, Eindhoven; etc. In 2012 she has co-founded with Celestino Soddu the Generative Art Science And Technology Hard Journal, GASATHJ.

Elena Cologni
Elena Cologni has a PhD in Fine Art (with psychology and philosophy) from University of the Arts, London Central Saint Martins College, 2004. Her academic positions as artist include a Post-Doctorate Fellowship at CSM (Arts and Humanities Research Council UK 2004/06), a Research Fellowship at York Saint John s University (Arts Council of England, 2007/09). Lecturer in Fine Art (socially engaged art) at the University of Lincoln, where is part of Eleanor Glanville Centre Research, and is associate of the Creativities in Intercultural Art Network (Cambridge University). Process is central to her ‘research as art practice’ approach, and she often collaborates with academics and professionals from other disciplines with open formats as part of her process. Her work include dialogic undertakings resulting in drawings, sculptures, video and text. She has performed and exhibited in the US, Europe and the UK. She is the founder and director of Rockfluid, umbrella interdisciplinary project outcome of a residency at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Experimental Psychology, awarded with two Grant of the Arts, Arts Council of England, and Escalator Visual Art Retreat at Wysing Arts Centre, Escalator live art, Colchester Arts Centre. This includes many international site specific interventions, investigation the relationship memory, perception and place with a dialogic (at times prelinguistic) approach.

Nina Czegledy
Nina Czegledy, artist, curator, educator, works internationally on collaborative art & science & technology projects. She has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, researched, lead and participated in forums and symposia worldwide. Seeing the Invisible, Czegledy s most current documentary art project was shown in May 2017 in the framework of the Cabinet exhibition at University of Toronto, SPLICE re-examining Nature, Czegledy s latest curatorial project is on show now at the Oulu Museum of Art in Finland. On behalf of the Leonardo LASER network, Nina collaborates with Gisele Trudel in Montreal and Roberta Buiani in Toronto on Canadian LASER events. She is an Adjunct Professor, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto, Research Fellow, Semaphore Research Cluster, University of Toronto, Research Collaborator Hexagram International Network for Research Creation, Montreal Senior Fellow, Intermedia, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Member of the Governing Board Leonardo/ISAST, Chair Leonardo 50th Committee, Board Member AICA International Association of Art Critics Canada, Chair, Intercreate org New Zealand.

Serge Dentin
After scientific and musical studies in Paris then Marseille (PhD in theoretical physics, Aix-Marseille University), also holds a Master 2 in philosophy-epistemology (Aix-Marseille University), he turned later to the cinema, both as a programmer and a filmmaker. He is currently director of the Polly Maggoo association (Marseille), artistic director of the Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinemas (RISC), and also a piano teacher.

Piero Dominici
Piero Dominici, Professor and professional tutor, teaches Public Communication and National Interest & Intelligence Operations at the University of Perugia, and is Visiting professor at Complutense University of Madrid. He has a Ph.D. in “Social Theory and Research” at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and he won a Post-Doc Fellowships at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Roma Tre. Member of the MIUR Association of Revisers, and of the World Complexity Science Academy, he is also standing member of several national and international scientific committees, among which the Scientific Committee for orientation of the Italian Association of Public and Institutional Communication (national network of communication professionals and experts), as well as the International Scientific Board Of Communication and Media Research Center, and the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Political Science & Diplomacy. He is author of numerous essays, scientific articles and books.

Barbara Dondi
La Comunicazione Diffusa is a cultural association directed by Michele Orsi Bandini and Barbara Dondi, based in the centre of Bologna, that has been operating in the venue of FactoryBo since 24 October 2015. The main activities are the theatre research linked to communication technology, the interaction between art, culture, technology and every type of unusual activity. The association is also a theatre production centre. We have developed an experimental program about the link between theatre and new forms of communication, that could lead to a strict interaction between these different types of languages. It s not about the performance, it is about the theatre (so it s about being close to the script, about the acting, about the direction, etc.). This project is going on for the next 3 years, and it has already made its debut with an experimental and interconnectual play that has been a real success and has stimulated a lot of debates.

Michele Emmer
Michele Emmer was full professor of mathematics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” till 2015. Member of IVSLA, Istituto Veneto Scienze Lettere Arti, Venice. His area of interest: PDE and minimal surfaces, relationships between mathematics and arts, architecture, cinema, culture. Member since 1992 of the board of the Journal Leonardo: art, science and technology, MIT Press. Filmmaker, author of the series Art and Math distributed in many countries, homaged in several Film Festivals: Bellaria, Bergamo, Rome Animation, Torino Museo del cinema, La Villette, Paris. He organizes the annual conference on “Mathematics and Culture” in Venice; editor of the series “Mathematics and Culture” and Imagine Math, Springer verlag; the series “The Visual Mind”, MIT press; video series “Video math”, Springer verlag. Latest books: Bolle di sapone tra arte e matematica, 2009, Viareggio Award best Italian essay 2010; Numeri immaginari: cinema e matematica, Bollati Boringhieri, 2011; Il mio Harry’s bar, Archinto ed., 2012; Imagine Math 2, Springer 2013; Flatlandia di E. Abbott, with the DVD, music by Ennio Morricone, 2009. Writer for L’Unità, La Stampa, Diario, Rinascita, Telema, Prometeo, Corriere della Sera. Co-founder of the e-journal Galileo and co-founder with Eco, Balestrini, Calabrese, Fabbri of the journal Alfabeta2.

Gabriele Falciasecca
Gabriele Falciasecca has been a professor of electromagnetism at the University of Bologna from 1980 to 2015. She has been working on radio (radio and wireless systems in general), detection and radiolocalization techniques, producing more than 200 scientific publications. He has written books on the historical and popular aspects of telecommunications. Since 1997 he has been appointed as President of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation where he founded the Marconi Museum.

Antonella Guidazzoli
Antonella Guidazzoli graduated at the University of Bologna (Italy), in Electronic Engineering in 1988 and in History, in both cases cum laude. In 1988 she joined CINECA, one of the most important computer centres at international level, where she became responsible for the activity in advanced vision methodologies (scientific visualization, real time graphics, 3D interactive). These activities have progressively found important applications of scientific, cultural, economic and industrial interest, such as, in rendering of complex scientific results, scene reconstruction for forensic applications, cultural heritage fruition, virtual archaeology, multimedia teaching, and entertainment. She has been responsible for several R&D projects at national and international level and has become one of the main Italian experts in the field. She has published several papers on the most important journals at international level and has been invited to present her work in major conferences, such as, in particular, Siggraph 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2007. She is a Member of the Steering Board of the Ph.D. Program in History and Computer Science and has played a leading role in the organization of major events dedicated to scientific dissemination and she is responsible for CINECA Summer Schools on Computer Graphics and ICT for Cultural Heritage. Currently, her main research interests are: a) interactive graphic techniques for applications in the field of virtual cultural heritage, based on open source and available on a variety of output terminals (virtual theatre, PDAs, cell phones…); b) immersive graphics and virtual sets (for TV and cinema).

Salvatore Iaconesi
Salvatore Iaconesi is an interaction designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker. TED Fellow 2012, Eisenhower Fellow since 2013 and Yale World Fellow 2014. He teaches Near Future Design and Multi Platform Digital Design at ISIA Design Florence and, in the past, at La Sapienza University of Rome, at the Rome University of Fine Arts and at the IED Design institute. Salvatore has founded AOS in 2004, is President at HER (previously HE), and co-founder at Nefula. His focus is at the intersection of Arts, Design, Technologies, Sciences and Business. He creates projects that are at the same time artworks, scientific research and business models, addressing fundamental issues in culture, inclusion, human rights, economy and access to knowledge and education.

Marcella Giulia Lorenzi
Marcella Giulia Lorenzi is an Italo-Canadian Multimedia artist and researcher. She studied Multimedia – Arts, Music and Performances, Mathematics, and she also obtained a Ph.D in “Psychology of Programming and Artificial Intelligence”, with a specialization in Scientific Communication using Digital Art. Starting from traditional media and arts, Virtual Heritage, Complexity, Artificial Life, her interests cover the broad sector of interactions between Art and Science, a field in which she has realized exhibits, installations, performances, interactive videos and other multimedia in Europe, Canada, US. She was part of the Center for Communication, then Evolutionary Systems Group and is co-founder of the Laboratory for Scientific Communication at University of Calabria, an interdisciplinary Lab using media, technologies and artistic languages for the popularization of Science. Researcher and Lecturer in Media and Communication of science through the arts, Art and Science at University of Calabria and Udine, as well as INFN, she also delivered seminars on art and science worldwide. As a researcher or coordinator, she has participated in many national and international research projects (funded by Italian and European programs) on the subjects of Art and Science, Cultural Heritage, Science popularization.

Roger Malina
Roger Malina is an art-science researcher, astronomer and editor. Distinguished Professor of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics at the University of Texas, Dallas. He directs the ArtScilab which develops art-science collaborations that lead both to scientific discoveries and intense contemporary art works. The Lab runs initiatives in Experimental Publishing with MIT press which seek to develop new forms of scholarly publishing and public engagement through the arteca platform. Former Directeur de Recherche of the CNRS in France and  Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence at Aix-Marseille University. His scientific specialty is in space instrumentation and big data problems; he was the Principal Investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded the Leonardo organizations whose mission is to promote and make document work that explores the interaction of the arts and sciences and the arts and new technologies (STEM to STEAM); he is the Executive Editor of the Leonardo publications at MIT Press. He helped set up the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Francesco Monico
Founder and Director of the School of Media Design and Multimedia Art, NABA Milan, he founded in 2001 and left in 2013. Professor of Mass Media and Multimedia Arts, today is Adjunct Professor in Social Digital Innovation at the University of Udine and Adjunct professor of Sociology of Media at ISIA Pordenone. Director of the Phd Planetary Collegium T-Node. Senior Partner of Ars Academy Research, a platform for advanced research on education, and research on art, science and technology and cultural studies.

Michele Orsi Bandini
La Comunicazione Diffusa is a cultural association directed by Michele Orsi Bandini and Barbara Dondi, based in the centre of Bologna, that has been operating in the venue of FactoryBo since 24 October 2015. The main activities are the theatre research linked to communication technology, the interaction between art, culture, technology and every type of unusual activity. The association is also a theatre production centre. We have developed an experimental program about the link between theatre and new forms of communication, that could lead to a strict interaction between these different types of languages. It s not about the performance, it s about the theatre (so it s about being close to the script, about the acting, about the direction, etc.). This project is going on for the next 3 years, and it has already made its debut with an experimental and interconnectual play that has been a real success and has stimulated a lot of debates.

Oriana Persico
Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist and writer. She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing. Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts. She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks. She creates breakthrough communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.

Stella Saladino
Stella Saladino graduated at the University of Bologna, DAMS – Music, and worked in the communication and culture realm as director and performer. She has produced performances contaminated by many languages: visual art, vocal experimentation, multimedia and music. Over the years she has been working as digital strategist in communication and as trainer for companies and people, to help them enhance their brand. She runs courses, workshops and conferences on Personal Branding, Web Reputation, and relations between culture and technology, integrating studies in Neuroscience, philosophy and theater. She is the digital director of the theatrical experiment Bit (o del III Incomodo), based on Delirio a due by Eugène Ionesco.

Mario Savini
Mario Savini got his PhD at the University of Teramo (Italy). He is a journalist and art critic. He is editor of Postinterface (, a web magazine on science and digital cultures. He is interested in the social aspects of New Media and in the relations between contemporary visual culture and biotechnologies. He has taught “Net Art” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and Macerata and “Digital Applications for Art” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. He is the author of the book Postinterface (Pisa University Press). His articles have been published in Wired (Italian version) and Nòva-Il Sole 24 Ore. Currently, he is collaborating with the University of Teramo.

Bill Seaman
Recombinant Poetics / Recombinant Informatics. Seaman’s work often employs an expanded media-oriented poetics through various technological means Recombinant Poetics. Such works often explore the combination and recombination of media elements and processes in interactive and generative works of art. Seaman enfolds image/music/text relations in these works, often creating all of the media elements and articulating the operative media-processes involved. He is self-taught as a musician/composer. He has been interested in meaning production and has explored ideas around computational meta-meaning systems systems that enable a user to become mindfully aware of how meaning is arising and changing through their interaction. He is deeply interested in new forms of computation, learning systems, the concept of creating an electrochemical computer, as well as the concept of Computational Creativity both using the computer as a creative tool, as well as articulating the future of creative potentials as explored via computational devices the creativity of creativity. More recently he has been exploring notions surrounding Recombinant Informatics a multi-perspective approach to inventive knowledge production.

Simonetta Simoni
Sociologist, PHD at University of Sorbonne (Paris), visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and European University Institute in Fiesole (Florence), until 2010 Professor in Italian Universities of Urbino and Venice (Ca’ Foscari). With Patrizia Faccioli (University of Bologna and Forlì) she explored since the 90s the field and methodology of Visual Sociology. Publisher as Format Edizioni, she’s particularly interested in the experimentation of complexity communication and the potential of art to develop complexity mindset and education through different fields of science and humanities.

Celestino Soddu
Celestino Soddu, Master Degree at Università di Roma La Sapienza in 1970, he has taught Architectural Representation, Composition and Technology in Italian universities since 1971. Since 1988 Professor of Architectural Generative Design at the Politecnico di Milano. As precursor of generative approach and advanced use of perspective in architectural design, in 1986 wrote L’immagine non euclidea, concerning new total 360-degree curved perspective and in 1987 he designed Argenia, the first generative software for architecture and industrial design presenting it in the book Città Aleatorie, 1989. In 1997 he founded and is presently director of the Generative Design Lab at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano University. Beginning in 1998 he has organized and directed the annual International Generative Art Conference. Starting from 2012 he is co-director of GASATHJ, the Generative Art Science and Technology hard Journal. He has presented his generative projects and artworks in many personal exhibitions worldwide, in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Beijing and Milan. He is the author of numerous books in Italian and English. Video interviews and programs for international televisions were created about his architectural research activity in Italy, China, US and Spain.

Liliana Stracuzzi
Giovanni Chessa (musicologist) and Liliana Stracuzzi (art expert and critic) since 12 years are art directors of the cultural Centre Le Torri dell’acqua di Budrio (the Water Towers of Budrio), where they organize annual music events, with programs including classical music and experimental contemporary music. An important yearly meeting is “ Dialogue on composition”, a festival with musicians from all Europe. The cultural program of Le Torri di Budrio includes also the organization of art expositions and art lectures by Liliana Stracuzzi and other experts.

Franco Torriani
Franco Torriani after graduating in Economics at the Turin University, concentrated on the connections and interferences among economy, cultural and social environment. He has worked – as an indipendent consultant in external relations and communication strategies for private companies and cultural organizations. He is author of publications and contributor on many events in Europe and occasionally in other Continents. Since the 70s He has been studying the interactions among arts, sciences, technologies, focusing from the 90s on art and life sciences. Member in the 90s of Ars Technica (Paris) and co-founder of ArsLab (Turin), he is in the board of Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes (Montreuil, France; chairman 1998-2007). He is in the advisory board of the online magazine Noema and in the scientific committee of Mediaversi. As a researcher and practitioner across life sciences, digital humanities and arts, he is currently investigating the interactions among body, brain, environment and the intriguing trends of the ongoing technologization of the contemporary mix of body and mind, also related to the digital economy.

Judith van der Elst
Judith van der Elst holds a MA in Archaeology, University Leiden (NL) and a Ph.D. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of New Mexico (USA) with a specialization in Geographical Information Sciences. Main interests include spatial and emerging technology applications in the social sciences and humanities (E-Culture), with over 15 years of experience in this field. Her theoretical background is in diversity in spatial thinking and spatial reasoning and developing methodologies for understanding this diversity through cross-modal languages and novel pedagogies. She also has extended work experience in heritage management, among others at the National Park Service, Chaco Culture, National Historical Park USA. She has published her work in industry and academic books and journals, and has collaborated on international heritage projects and conducted participatory projects working with traditional communities, crossing art, science, and technology. New initiatives focus on a biosemiotic approach in art/science collaborations.