03 December. 2020, 16:00, Online
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SERVICE OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Online Webinar, 16:00 – 17:00, Thursday, 3rd December
Beyond their traditionally understood roles in society, more and more, artists and creative professionals are actively participating in science and innovation. Such innovative competencies require new, interdisciplinary, and practice-based learning methods and facilities as well as experimentation in the nexus of science, technology, art and social activism. This talk will focus on efforts to build a local ecosystem
where cultural and creative industries
co-exist with scientific and research institutions
, they work to discover new research avenues, bring novelty and innovation across fields and industry and address socioeconomic challenges.
||Dr. Kleanthis Neokleous received his Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus in June 2011 and has a multi-disciplinary background that includes experience with Virtual Reality and 3D graphics, Electronic Health (eHealth), Cognitive Psychology, Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Intelligent Diagnostic Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Control Engineering and Space Science and Technology. He has several years of experience managing projects and has led the conceptualization, design, preparation and coordination of multiple national and EU research projects. Alongside his academic pursuits and in line with his academic and research interests, Kleanthis co-founded two innovative start-up companies in Virtual Reality technologies and eHealth applications. In June 2019, Kleanthis joined RISE and currently leads the Immersive Technologies for Intelligent and Creative Applications (ITICA) Multidisciplinary Research Group. ITICA brings elements from fine arts together with computational intelligence and emerging technologies to develop evidence-based applications. ITICA aims to use interactive media, smart systems and emerging technologies in the service of the arts, brining creativity and innovation to the dissemination of scientific results. Most recently, in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy Nicosia, ITICA participated in the Ars Electronica Festival 2020 with a local exhibition co-created by artists and technologists on the theme of “In Kepler’s Gardens”.
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