I am a creative technologist who develops custom made software and hardware to create performative electronic installations.

About

Born in Greece, I received a Master’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2012 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Arts in Computational Arts in 2015 from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

I am a passionate London-based maker and experimenter who develops custom made software and hardware to create performative electronic installations. My work is positioned at the intersection of computer science, performance, design and physical spaces and aims to create participatory installations that begin from the person to expand and interpolate with the surrounding environment.

Having exhibited and installed projects in numerous galleries, festivals and museums around the world, my high-level mission is to take a project from an idea and see it through completion. My experience includes working as the Assistant Technical Director at Antimodular Research, a media art production studio headed by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as a researcher and developer for responsive environments at Topological Media Lab, and many other collaborations with artists, designers, choreographers and commercial clients.

Currently, I am working as a Senior Creative Technologist for Random International.

 

 

Publications

 

Responsive Environments for Peformance, Including Voice, Speech and Movement Interaction Techniques. Concordia University, Montreal, Canada [May 2015] [PDF]

 

Towards An Integrated Design Process For Improvisational And Performative Interactive Environments. Vancouver CHI, Vancouver, Canada [July 2014] [PDF]

 

Storytelling Space: Responsive Environment for Improvisational Voice and Body performance. 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece [June 2014] [PDF]

 

Computational media as tools for the creation of aesthetic and affective experiences in responsive spaces. 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece [June 2014] [PDF]

 

Choreographing Computational Materiality: Interventions in Technologically Augmented Dance Performance. 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece [June 2014] [PDF]

 

An Application for creating an Animation Video, based on a User Generated Script in Natural Language. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece [July 2012]

 

 

Workshops/ Residencies

 

Experimental Capture workshop by Golan Levin at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Hands-on experience with a wide range of capturing devices, including panoramic and hyperspectral imagers, depth sensors, 3-D scanners, photogrammetry, motion capture systems such as face-trackers, hand-trackers and eye-trackers, binaural audio, and more. [July 18 – 22, 2016]

 

P.A.R.E (Place, Architecture, and Responsive Environments) a three-week cross-disciplinary inter-university/ institutional research residency that investigates responsive computational environments in relation to place-making and storytelling, perception, time, ambience and atmosphere studies.

 

Balance/UnBalance: Water, Climate, Place: Re-Imagining Environments, residency hosted by Synthesis and AME in the Matthews Center iStage. Responsive environments whose potential response to activity can be dialed to different microclimates. Arizona State University, Tempe, USA [20 – 30 March 2015]

 

Encuentro, a series of three workshops directed towards exploring technologies used in the enchantment of environments and matter. Hosted by Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Concordia University, Montreal, QC [24 – 26 June, 2014]

 

Einstein’s Dream, a research workshop of media magic with realtime video, sound, lighting that evolve in concert with people’s movement. Hosted by Topological Media Lab [March-April 2013]

 

Whole Body Workshop, a research workshop in whole body movement and movement sonification. Hosted by Topological Media Lab [December 2012]

 

 

Grants/ Awards

 

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Scholarship [July 2015]

Hexagram-CIAM, Hexagram, Canada [January 2015 – May 2015]

Mitacs Accelerate Grant, Mitacs, Canada [January 2014 – May 2014]

Partial Tuition Scholarship, Concordia University, Canada [2012/13 – 2013/14]

Carolyn & Richard Renaud Teaching Assistantship Award, Canada [2013/14]

International Tuition Fee Remission Award, Concordia University, Canada [May 2013]

LLP/ Erasmus Bursary, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [2010]