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Alvaro Cassineli

Associate Professor, director Extended Reality Lab / Augmented Materiality group (https://xr-lab.org/)at City University, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Focus area: Augmented Reality, Computer Science, Engineering, Fabrication, Maker Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Medicine, Physiology, Heath, Physics, Telepresence, Wearables,Connected self

Alvaro Cassinelli is an equilibrist walking the thin line between Art and Science. Born in Uruguay, he obtained an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications and a PhD in Physics in France before moving to Japan where he founded an lead the Meta-Perception group at the Ishikawa-Oku Laboratory, university of Tokyo - a research group specialized on interfaces for enhancing human communication and expression, expanding the vocabulary of HCI and media arts. He is presently Associate Professor and co-founder of the XRL/AM (Extended Reality Lab, Augmented Materiality Group) at the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong. Awards includes the Grand Prize [Art Division] (9th Japan Media Art Festival), Excellence Prize [Entertainment Division] (13th Japan Media Art Festival), Honorary Mention (Ars Electronica), NISSAN Innovative Award (2010), Jury Grand Prize at Laval Virtual (2011) among others. www.alvarocassinelli.com