Bio

Dimitris Charitos is an associate professor at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, School of Economics and Political Sciences of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since he was elected as a Lecturer in 2002, he has been teaching the subjects of "Human-Computer Communication", "Art and Technology", and "Visual Communication - Visual Design", at an undergraduate level as well as "Design of Digitally Mediated Environments", "Interactive Design", and "Music and New Media" at a postgraduate level. He has also taught at an undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1994: in Scotland (Part-time Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, 1993 - 1998) and Greece (Department of Informatics, University of Athens: 1999 – 2004 and School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, 1999 - 2002).

 

He has studied Architectural Design (National Technical University of Athens, 1990), Computer Aided Design (University of Strathclyde, 1993) and has a PhD on Interactive Design and Virtual Environment Design (University of Strathclyde, 1998). Since 1996, he has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications in books, journals or conference proceedings. As a researcher or coordinator, he has participated in more than 15 research projects (funded by Greek or European programs) on the subjects of virtual reality, interactive design, locative media, mediated/hybrid cities and digital art.

 

He has been awarded a one-year Fellowship  under the Marie Curie - Training and Mo¬bility of Researchers (TMR) Program of the European Commission (1997, category: Signals, Speech and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Human-Computer Interaction) and a two-year Fellowship under the Human Capital and Mobility Program (1994 – 1996, category: Engineering) of the European Commission.

 

D. Charitos is an interactive designer and new media artist. Since 1983, his artistic work includes electronic music (1983-1993), audiovisual and interactive installations and virtual environments (1997- to the present). He has participated in 15 exhibitions in Greece, the UK and Cyprus.

 

He directs the Spatial Media Research Group (helios.media.uoa.gr/spatialmediaresearchgroup/), within the New Technologies Laboratory (NTLab) of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.