Presentations

A selection of invited talks and course lectures, from 1994 to the present.

  • 59th Annual Seminar on Glass, "Digital technology and ‘In Sparkling Company'" panel about the Virtual Glass Drawing Room for the Corning Museum of Glass, online, October 8, 2021. Panelist.
  • Οπe\n conference 2020, online, November 7, 2020. "The Role of Big Data Visualization in an Era of Pandemics". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Games and Learning Alliance - GALA 2019 conference, Athens, Greece, November 27-29, 2019. Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • ICOM Europe / ICOM-Greece Embracing the virtual: European museums respond to the digital challenge, Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, November 22, 2019. Keynote speaker. Download full Program.
  • Usability and Accessibility Days 2019, Sustainable Design for the Future Digital Heritage, Athens, Greece. November 23, 2019. Opening remarks.
  • 30 years ATHENA RC @ Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, November 18, 2019. Panelist, "Τεχνολογίες Πληροφορίας στις Ανθρωπιστικές Επιστήμες και τον Πολιτισμό" (Information Technology in the Humanities & Culture), 
  • CSEDU '19 - International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Crete, Greece, May 2-4, 2019. "From ‘Minimal’ to ‘Maximal’ Digital Experiences for Learning: Focusing on the Learner-centered Design and Use of Technology". Opening Keynote (Plenary) Speaker. [video: https://player.vimeo.com/video/337793847]
  • @postasis: Virtual Artistic Laboratory (Multiplier Event), Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, January 17-19, 2019. Invited Speaker.
  • Digital Media Workshop for architects, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, November 10, 2018. Invited Speaker.
  • GreekICOM (International Council of Museums) International Museum Day, OTE Museum of Telecommunications, Greece, May 18, 2018Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • British Council's 2nd Int'l Museum Academy Digital Skills course, Athens, Greece, October 18, 2017. Greek Guest Speaker.
  • 'Digital Tools and Cultural Management' workshop, Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, Athens, Greece, May 26, 2017. "Designing for the emotive engagement of visitors of cultural sites via storytelling". Invited Speaker [video: https://youtu.be/d5xBfIvtXyM]
  • KAINUA 2017 - International Conference on Knowledge, Analysis and Innovative Methods for the study and the dissemination of ancient urban areas, Bologna, Italy, April 18-21, 2017. "Engaging visitors of archeological sites through 'emotive' storytelling experiences". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • EuroVR 2016, Athens, Greece, November 22-24, 2016. "Designing the User-Centered VR Experience". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Heritage in Motion award ceremony, Lesbos, Greece, May 20, 2016. "Digital trends and Triggers for the Future of Heritage and Museums". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 19-21, 2015. "Making the past relevant to visitors through personalized storytelling on mobiles". Closing Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • European Mobile Dome Lab for International Media Artists Symposium (EMDL), Athens, Greece, 2014. "Creating art in immersive environments with large scale projection systems”. Invited Speaker.
  • World Usability Day event - Ημέρες Ευχρηστίας και Προσβασιμότητας 2014, December 10, 2014. "Στα ίχνη της γραφής: Σχεδιάζοντας μια εκπαιδευτική διαδραστική εμπειρία για εφήβoυς". Speaker.
  • Int'l Symposium on Virtual Archaeology: Museums and Cultural Tourism (VAMCT), Delphi, Greece, 2013. Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013), Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 9-13 July 2013. Keynote (Plenary) Speaker. [video: http://youtu.be/0UIAtZ8sWPk]
  • Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL, USA, July 2, 2013. Invited presentation to staff.
  • Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, February 4, 2013. Invited Public presentation [in Greek].
  • 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012), Milan, Italy, September 3, 2012. Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Int'l Conference "High-Tech Heritage: How Are Digital Technologies Changing Our Views of the Past?", University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage and Society, May 2-4, 2012. Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Serious Games Showcases and Best Practices - 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning (ECBGL'11), Athens, Greece, October 20-22, 2011. Presented 'Vgalte mas to Ladi', a game developed by makebelieve for the Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil as well as ARcropolis, a game created by my HCI students at the U. of Athens.
  • e-MobiLArt Project Workshop, CULTURE 2007-13, Athens, Greece, 1-6 June 2008. "The components of engagement in virtual art experiences". Invited (Plenary) Speaker.
  • EUTIC 2007 International Colloquium “Challenges and Uses of ICT – Media and Information Diffusion: towards an open society”, Thematic Session on Digital Game-Based Learning, Athens, Greece, November 8, 2007. "Digital game-based informal education: the challenge of creating serious games for museums". Invited (Plenary) Speaker
  • Municipal Museum of Kavala - International Museums Day event: "The role of the contemporrary museum in the 21st century", Kavala, Greece, May 25, 2007. Invited Speaker.
  • National Event "Virtual Reality in Greece – Myth or Reality?" Perspectives, Opportunities and Activities, Athens, Greece, February 9, 2007. "Virtual Reality in Culture, Education, Entertainment" ("Εφαρμογές Εικονικής Πραγματικότητας στον Πολιτισμό, την Εκπαίδευση, την Ψυχαγωγία"). Invited Speaker.
  • University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, November 22, 2006. "Από τα πολυμέσα στην εικονική πραγματικότητα: η αλληλεπιδραστική / διαδραστική τεχνολογία στην εκπαίδευση", Invited Speaker.
  • 14th DEAC Museums National Seminar, Centro Atlαntico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain, 7-10 November 2006. "Engaging visitors in experiences with advanced digital environments". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • 6th Archaeology and Education Conference "Learning in Cyberspace: new media for Heritage didactics and interpretation", Museum of the History of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, 26-28 October 2006. "Virtual Reality and Education: Evaluating the Learning Experience". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • 2nd INTUITION Workshop, Senlis, Paris, November 24, 2005. "Training using VR in Industrial Applications"  Panelist.
  • European Cultural Heritage: RTD Challenges Ahead workshop, organised by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and JOANNEUM RESEARCH in collaboration with the European Commission's IST Programme, Graz, Austria, May 28, 2004. "Emerging Trends in Digital Cultural Heritage Experiences". Invited (Plenary) Speaker and panelist.
  • VCMNet event - Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, January 13, 2004. Both "virtual" and "real": "mixed" social space for art and entertainment" [in Greek]. Invited Speaker.
  • ARC - ARCHEOS closing event, Nice, France, December, 2003. "What can CG/VR computer scientists do for archeologists?" Invited Speaker.
  • 2nd International Workshop on ICTs, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Athens, Greece, October, 2003. "Combining photorealism and interactivity in VEs for design and education". Invited Speaker.
  • SGI VizSummit '03, Paris 03/2003. "Building immersive spaces & interactive content for a broad public". Invited Speaker.
  • ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair '03, Madrid, Spain, February, 2003. "Meta-museums & evolving spaces". Invited Speaker and panelist.
  • SGI VizSummit '01, Cortaillod Switzerland, 2001. Invited Speaker. 
  • VAST - Euroconference on Virtual Archaeology, Arezzo, Italy, 24-25 November 2000. "Virtual Reality in heritage / education". Keynote (Plenary) Speaker.
  • Cyprus Ministry of Education & Culture public event, Nicosia 01/2000. "Art, Technology, Interactivity". Invited Speaker.
  • INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France 11/2000. "Virtual Reality in heritage / education for the general public: issues & challenges". Invited Speaker.
  • National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Athens 07/1999. "Virtual Reality". Invited Speaker.
  • American Art Museum (Smithsonian), Washington DC, 07/1998.
  • Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL, 1997. Invited Speaker.
  • other lectures as part of courses...