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Georgios Artopoulos is Assistant Professor at STARC. He works on immersive and performative spaces, virtual environments and interaction design, urban modeling and digital simulation for the study of public space, built heritage, cultural landscapes and the creative exploration of historical narratives. He is currently leading the Digital Cultural Heritage community in the context of the H2020 Vi-SEEM project (https://vi-seem.eu), and contributes to the Heritage application of the H2020 SIMDAS Phase 1 Centre of Excellence (http://www.simdas.eu), the H2020 ZERO-PLUS project (http://www.zeroplus.org) and the H2020 COST Action TU1306 (http://cyberparks-project.eu). He is also coordinating the ongoing collaboration of STARC with the Advanced Visualisation Lab, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the use of VR/AR technologies for research and education purposes (http://avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/realworld-software/riveel-3d).
Giorgos holds a Master of Philosophy in Architecture and the Moving Image (University of Cambridge, UK, 2004) and a PhD, conducted at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge (2005-2010), with a Doctoral Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, where he assisted as Tutor and Research Assistant. Previously he was employed by the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Cambridge and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Giorgos has contributed in 12 International Research Programs and received the Best International Short Film award in Mestre Film Festival, Venice and his work was presented in the International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Czech National Gallery, Prague, the International Exhibition Computational Turn in Architecture, MAV, Marseille, the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017, the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, the 11th and 12th Biennale of Young Creators of Europe, the 63rd Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, the London Design Festival, London, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, the ISEA 2006 and 2008, the British Council, Brussels, the Byzantine Museum, Athens, the Benakis Museum, Athens and in many International Film Festivals and art exhibitions. His work was published in more than 30 peer-reviewed journals and books of architecture and 36 International Conference proceedings and exhibition catalogues.
Areas of research: a) visualisation techniques: Tools and techniques for 2d, 3d and interactive visualisation (analytical, experimental and presentation); b) Production of architectural narratives: Use of digital (and time-based) media for field studies (e.g., site analysis) and speculation in design and urban planning; and, c) Digital simulation and mass-customization: Material performance and construction technologies in contemporary architecture (irregularity and rationalization).
Smaniotto Costa, C., Artopoulos, G. and Djukic, A. (2018). ‘Conceptualising the digitally Mediated Public Open Spaces - Shaping the Agenda’, Journal of Communication and Languages 48: Cities of the Future.
Artopoulos, G., Bagni, F., and Miltiadis, C. ‘Hybrid Heritagescapes as Urban Commons in Mediterranean Cities: Accessing the deep-rooted spatial interfaces of cities’ in Marluci Menezes and Carlos Smaniotto Costa, Neighbourhood & City – analogue and digital perspectives (Portugal: Edições Lusófona, 2018).
Artopoulos, G., Charalambous P., 'Crowd Simulation for Virtual Environments in Urban Modeling,' BETHA Series (IT: FrancoAngeli Publisher). (forthcoming)
Artopoulos, G., Paschalis Arvanitides, Sari Suomalainen, ‘Using ICTs in the management of public spaces as a commons’, Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces. Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) - State of the Art Survey (Springer, May 2018).
Arvanitides, P., Lalenis, K., Artopoulos, G., Pallares-Barbera, M., ‘Exploring the concept of cyberpark: what the experts think’, Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces. Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) - State of the Art Survey (Springer, May 2018).
Synnes, K., Artopoulos, G., Smaniotto Costa, C., Menezes, M., ‘CyberParks Songs and Stories - Enriching Public Spaces with Localized Culture Heritage Material such as Digitized Songs and Stories’, Fostering knowledge about the relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces. Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) - State of the Art Survey (Springer, May 2018).
Charalambous P., Artopoulos, G., Extraction Services for the Digital Cultural Heritage Communities Using the Clowder CMS. Special Issue "e-Infrastructures for excellent science: Advances in Life Sciences, Digital Cultural Heritage and Climatology" of the Journal of Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience (SCPE) (open access).
Artopoulos, G. and Charalambous P., 'Virtual Environments as a Technological Interface between Built Heritage and the Sustainable Development of the City,' in International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) 2018. (peer-reviewed)
Artopoulos, G. and Sioulas, M., forthcoming, Urban Parks and the Holistic Development of Contemporary Cities, in Urban Planning in Cyprus, Nikolas Patsavos and John Pissourios (eds), (Athens: DOMES Publications, 2018).
Cairns, G., Artopoulos, G. and Kirsten, D., eds, From Conflict to Inclusion (University College London Press, 2017). ISBN: 9781787350335
Artopoulos, G., ‘Simulating Bodily Movement as an Agent for the Reactivation of Forgotten Open Air Spaces in the City,’ in Antoine Zammit and Theresa Kenna (eds), ICiTy, enhancing places through technology (Portugal: Edições Lusófona, 2017), pp. 83-98. (peer-reviewed)
Artopoulos, G., Christofi, P. and Bakirtzis, N., ‘Digital Survey, Representation and Management Plan of the Paphos Gate, Nicosia,’ Cultural Heritage: Preserving Memory Symposium, ICOMOS Cyprus, Cultural Foundation of Bank of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. (In press)
Pignatta, G., C. Chatzinikola, G. Artopoulos, C.N. Papanicolas, D.K. Serghides, M. Santamouris. Analysis of the indoor thermal quality in low income Cypriot households during winter, in Energy & Buildings, Vol 152, 1 October 2017, pp. 766-75. (peer-reviewed)
Artopoulos, G. and Bakirtzis, N., ‘Post-Digital Approaches to Mapping Memory, Heritage and Identity in the City,’ in Digital Futures and the City of Today, Glenda Caldwell (Ed.) (UK: Intellect Books, 2016), pp. 139-156. ISBN: 978-1-78320-560-8
Artopoulos, G., Hadjichristos, C. and Cairns, G. (eds.), AMPS Proceedings Series 5. Housed by Choice-Housed by Force – Homes Conflicts and Conflicting Interests. University of Cyprus; The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, 21 – 22 January (2016). ISSN 2398-9467
Artopoulos, G., Pissourios, J., Building Uniformity, Living In Ubiquity: Communal Spaces Void Of Conflict, Void Of Meaning. In: G. Artopoulos, C. Hadjichristos & G. Cairns, (eds.), AMPS Proceedings Series 5. Housed by Choice-Housed by Force – Homes Conflicts and Conflicting Interests. University of Cyprus; The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, 21 – 22 January (2016). pp. 16-23. ISSN 2398-9467
Artopoulos, G. and Pissourios, J., 'Emergent Densities in Cypriot Urban-scape,' in Housing the Future: Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow, Rachel Isaac-Menard and Graham Cairns (eds) (Oxford, UK: Libri Publishing, 2016), pp. 81-92; 139-148. ISBN: 978-0-9933706-0-1
Artopoulos, G. and Economou Architects and Engineers, 2015, Urban Parks and the Sustainable Development of the City, in G. Panetsos (ed.), DOMES International Review of Architecture 2015: Greek Architects Yearbook (Athens) 2015. ISSN: 2241-3006, (peer- reviewed).
G. Artopoulos and N. Bakirtzis, ‘Virtual Narratives For Complex Urban Realities: historic Nicosia as Museum,’ in Electronic Media and Visual Arts (EVA) Berlin 2014 Book of Proceedings, organized by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Fraunhofer IGD, and EVA Conferences International, Berlin, Germany (November 2014), pp. 190-99. (ISBN 978-3-88609-755-5)
G. Artopoulos, experimental design work, in Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb (eds), Architectural Inventions (UK: Lawrence King Publisher, October 2012), pp. 92, 321. (ISBN 978-1-78067-005-8)
G. Artopoulos and Popi Iacovou, ‘Play-ground,’ in Marisa Yiu and Eric Schuldenfrei (eds), Instant Culture, (HK: mccmcreations, 2011), p. 280. (ISBN 978-988185848-1)
G. Artopoulos, (Chapter 9) 'An architect's view into the design and life of dynamic environments for the performing arts' in Alan Short, Geometry and Atmosphere (UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2011), pp. 192-207. (ISBN 978-0-7546-7404-7)
G. Artopoulos and S. Roudavski, ‘A performative Situation: Prague Biennale Pavilion’, in Interfaces Journal του British Computer Society: Interaction Specialist Group (ISSN 1351-119X), vol 68 (2006), pp. 10-13.
G. Artopoulos, ‘Processes of synthesis in computational design’, in SCROOPE Cambridge Architecture Journal (ISSN 0966-1026), vol 18 (2006), pp. 152-59.
G. Artopoulos and E. Condorcet, ‘House of Affects – Time, immersion and play in digital design for spatially experienced interactive narrative,’ in peer-reviewed Digital Creativity Journal (Routledge), vol 17, 4, (2006), pp. 213-20. (ISSN 1462-6268)