Antonella is an interdisciplinary researcher and designer.
She’s from Rome, where she studied economics and political science, although retaining her passion for film, fine arts and foreign languages. She spent a few years traveling, and then moved to London to refine her studies.
She has a BSc in Computer Science and is about to complete a doctorate in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London, sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Her research interests are in designing new cross-modal interactions for enhancing media and entertainment experiences. She has presented her work at various design and science exhibitions in London, Manchester, Bradford, Milan and Brisbane. She has also published articles in international conferences and a journal.
Through her research she emphasizes the power of using technology to create new engaging experiences and reshape storytelling. Her latest work revolves around wearable technology and film studies in which haptic sensations accompany mood music to enhance the cinematic experience for the audience.