Antonella is an arts scientist and creative technologist, mainly focused on the experiential design of interactive and immersive narrative media techniques.
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 a PhD in Media and Arts Technology from 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, and investigating the role of narrative practices and storytelling within emerging technologies.
Antonella has presented her work at many design and science exhibitions in London, Manchester, Bradford, Milan and Brisbane. She has also published articles in international conferences and a journal.
Through her interdisciplinary 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.