Álvaro Cassinelli

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  • City University of Hong Kong

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  • ISEA2023

    Alvaro Cassinelli (UY/HK) Associate Professor, School of Creative Media (HK), Director Augmented Materiality Laboratory, HK (AML, https://augmentedmaterialitylab.org), Past leader MetaPerception Group, Ishikawa Laboratory, University of Tokyo. Alvaro Cassinelli was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1972. In 1990 he earns both a French and Uruguayan B.Sc., and a grant to pursue his studies in France. He obtains a Graduate Engineering diploma in 1996 from the Télécom ParisTech (a French Ivy League), completing the same year a Doctoral Qualifying Degree (DEA/Master) in Physics (Laser & Matter Interaction) from the University of Paris-XI, Télécom and Ecole Polytechnique. In 2000 he receives a PhD degree from the University of Paris-XI Orsay. From 2001 to 2015 he works as a Research Fellow, Research Assistant and then Assistant Professor at the Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, where he co-founds and leads the Meta-Perception group, a multidisciplinary research unit exploring new paradigms and custom hardware interfaces enlarging the vocabulary of HCI and the Media Arts. He co-founded the “Devices that Alter Perception” international workshop (from 2008-2011), and the first “Taller de Arte y Computación Física” in Uruguay (2008). Until 2017 he worked as CTO at SinergiaTech, the first certified FABLAB in Uruguay, and a technology incubator. Presently, he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media (SCM) in Hong Kong, co-founder of the Extended Reality Laboratory (XRL), and presently director of the Augmented Materiality Lab (AM).

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  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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