Transdisciplinary scientific research in human-machine interaction inspired by the arts
We hear from the ECLT network 2021
"Transdisciplinary scientific research in human-machine interaction inspired by the arts"
Full professor at DIBRIS, Polytechnic School, University of Genoa and ECLT's researcher
28th May 2021, 3 PM
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This seminar briefly introduces Casa Paganini – InfoMus, a research centre cultivating the intersection of scientific research in ICT with artistic and humanistic research in new media. The mission of Casa Paganini – InfoMus consists of carrying out scientific and technological research on human-centered computing where art and humanistic culture are a fundamental source of inspiration. In particular, this seminar presents recent results from the European H2020 FET PROACTIVE EnTimeMent project. EnTimeMent aims at a radical change in scientific research and enabling technologies for human movement qualitative analysis, entrainment and prediction, based on a novel neuro-cognitive approach of the multiple, mutually interactive time scales characterizing human behaviour. EnTimeMent explores novel perspectives on understanding, measuring and predicting the qualities of movement at individual as well as group level in motion capture, multisensory interfaces, wearables, affective and IoT technologies. Joint music actions and dance are among the scenarios adopted to contribute to a transdisciplinary approach to inspire the scientific and technological research.
PhD in Computer Engineering, full professor at DIBRIS (Polytechnic School, University of Genoa), where he teaches Human Computer Interaction (MS in Computer Engineering; MS in Digital Humanities). As art influences science and technology, science and technology can in turn inspire art: recognizing this mutually beneficial relationship, his research interests combine scientific research in human-computer interaction with artistic and humanistic research, and includes non-verbal multimodal interactive systems; computational models of non-verbal full-body expressive gesture, emotion, and social signals; interactive multimodal systems for performing arts, for the active experience of cultural content, cultural wellbeing, therapy and rehabilitation, sport and edutainment. Scientific director of Casa Paganini-InfoMus (DIBRIS, University of Genoa), former member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE CS Tech. Committee on Computer Generated Music, member of the editorial boards of the Journal of New Music Research and of Plos One, and member of the ESF College of Expert Reviewers. He is member of the board of directors of Museo Palazzo Reale of Genoa. Author of over 150 scientific publications in international scientific journals and conferences. Coordinator of European funded projects in FP5 (IST MEGA), FP7 (ICT SAME, ICT FET SIEMPRE and FET SIEMPRE-INCO) and Horizon 2020 (DANCE - http://dance.dibris.unige.it; FET PROACTIVE EnTimeMent http://entimement.dibris.unige.it), Principal Investigator in about 20 EU-funded projects and in contracts with industry and cultural institutions, co-owner of software patents. Co-director of the Joint Research Laboratory ARIEL (Augmented Rehabilitation Lab) with Giannina Gaslini Children Hospital.
The event will be held in English
European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT)