Simone Arcagni is Associate Professor at the University of Palermo. Cinema, video, media and new technologies scholar and critic. He collaborates with "Nòva - Il Sole 24 Ore, “Oxygen”, Technonews”, “DigiCult”, “Segnocinema” and other scientific and scientific reporting reviews . He hold a blog called Postcinema on the journalistic site «Il Sole 24 Ore». Director of “Screencity Review” and co-director (with Miriam de Rosa) of “Screncity Journal”. Collaborator, reviewer and scientific committee of various international conferences, festivals, reviews and book series. He wrote and edited various books including: Screen City, Music Video (with Alessandro Amaducci); Oltre il cinema. Metropoli e media; Dal Postmoderno al post-cinema (edited by with Giovanni Spagnoletti); Cinema e web (edited by with Giovanni Spagnoletti).
Miriam De Rosa earned a PhD in Cultures of Communication (L-Art 06) at the Catholic University of Milan in 2011. Her research focuses on contemporary forms of cinema, with particular regard to the relationship among subject, space and filmic device. Objects of her studies range from visual arts to media platforms and live cinema performances. On this issues she wrote diverse essays collected in Italian and international anthologies, and the volume Cinema e postmedia. I territori del filmico nel contemporaneo (2013). She currently collaborates with the Department of Media and Performing Arts of the same university, holding the seminar in Audiovisual Cultures, and as assistant lecturer for the classes of Communication Pragmatics and Cultural History of Audiovisual Media.
Miriam is secretaire générale of IMACS, a member of NECS (European Network of Cinema and Media Studies) Publication Committee, and works as independent curator for exhibitions and festivals. More info about her projects and her full bibliography list are available at miriamderosa.com.
Serena Perrone took her master’s degree in Arts, Technology & Multimedia at the University of Turin. She worked as creative and graphics designer for Volumina, a cultural association that realizes interactive exhibitions and complex art-editorial projects. Since 2009 Serena collaborates with VIEW Conference, a cultural association which organizes an international conference on Computer Graphics, VFX, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation and Gaming, assisting the artistic director in all the organizational, accounting and logistic steps.
Lorenzo Gerbi is a freelance information designer and event manager. He graduated cum laude in Graphic and Virtual Design at Polytechnic of Turin with the thesis "Facebook and the elderly: an user-friendly interface to improve social inclusion". He studied photography and graphic design at École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège (Belgium) and he's currently attending the Master in Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands). He is working as freelance graphic designer for several projects in Netherlands and he's exploring the social function of graphic design together with Gabriela Baka in their STUDIO PROTOCOOLERS (http://protocoolers.tumblr.com/).
He is Assistant to the Director for VIEW Conference and VIEWFest, a conference and festival about Computer Graphics, VFX, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation and Gaming, held every October in Turin (Italy). As information designer, he's interested in the intersection of data and design which is the main topic of his blog Data+Design on Wired Italy website (http://blog.wired.it/datadesign).
Emanuela Zilio is co-founder and Project Manager of Digital Distillery, a company that has been working on research since 2010 to create new integrated communication models and strategies, focusing on relevant contents and promoting the integration of new technologies (Natural Interaction, Augmented Reality, Immersive Reality, Customized Management Systems) as languages able to interact with other narrative codes (Journalism, Art, Science).
She has a Master of Science in Politics, Policy and Society in Contemporary Europe from the University of Bath (2001) and a PhD in Languages Science also from the University of Siena (2003) where she focused her research on New Media Visual Languages. She developed her professional experience and improved her skills through working on individual and team projects in Italy as well as abroad. She believes that learning never stops and that curiosity is the seed of critical thinking. For those reasons, Emanuela follows on studying, making research, sharing ideas and living in different places in the world.