Principal Investigator

Andrea Pinotti (PhD in Philosophy 1998) is Full Professor of Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti” of the State University of Milan, where he teaches Aesthetics and Representation and Image Theories. He is the coordinator of the Doctoral Course in Philosophy and Human Sciences.

He has been fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, New York (2003-04); Directeur d’études associé at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (2008); Fritz Saxl Senior fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London (2010); professeur invité at the Université Jean-Moulin, Lyon 3 (2011); Gastwissenschaftler at the ZfL in Berlin (2012); directeur d’études associé at the FMSH in Paris (2015); Eurias-Marie-Curie Senior fellow at the IEA in Paris (2017-18) . He has been Directeur de Programme at the CIPH (Collège International de Philosophie) in Paris on the programme Monument Nonument. Politique de l’image mémorielle, esthétique de la mémoire matérielle. In 2018 he has been awarded the Wissenschaftspreis der Aby-Warburg-Stiftung.

Computer Science Researchers

Alfio Ferrara (PhD in Computer Science 2005) is Full Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science ‘Giovanni Degli Antoni’ of the University of Milan, where he teaches database, information retrieval and text mining. He is the coordinator of the Data Science Research Center of the University of Milan.

He participates in the activities of the research group “Information Systems and Knowledge Management” (ISLab), with co-direction responsibility since 2011, and coordinates the Instance Matching track in the international research group of OAEI (Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative) of which he is member of the steering committee. He has been part of the research team in 10 European and national projects. Alfio Ferrara is also the author of more than 100 publications in international journals, volumes and conference proceedings. At the University of Milan, he was also one of the promoters of the Data Science and Economics Master’s Degree Course and of the II level University Master’s Degree in Data Science for Economics, Business and Finance.

Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milan, teaching Multimedia and Colorimetry.

He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR, VR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.

He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.

He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging, and author of more than 300 scientific works.

Law Researcher

Federico Gustavo Pizzetti, born in 1976, graduated in Law at the University of Turin (Italy) in 1999, is Full Professor of Public Law at the University of Milan (Italy), where he also teaches Biolaw, since 2015. He is actually Vicedirector of the Department of International, Legal and Historical-Political Studies. He has written around 140 publications (among which, 8 books). He is a member of the International Forum of Teachers in Bioethics, medical ethics and medical law, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; of the European Association of Health Law; of the Italian Society of Neuroethics and Philosophy of the Neurosciences; and of the Italian Association of Constitutional Lawyers. He is affiliated of the The Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law Project, Houston Baylor College of Medicine. His research areas are about the End-of-Life Decisionmaking Law, the Constitutional Law and Neurosciences, the Human Duties (in particular, to protect vulnerable persons).

Postdoc Researchers

Elisabetta Modena is a PhD in History of Art and History of Spectacle (University of Parma 2010).  Her main research topics are contemporary art, museology and museography, digital humanities and archivdes, and video games culture. She has been research fellow at CSAC (Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione) of the University of Parma (2017-2018) as well as adjunct professor of Videogame Screen Writing (2010-2019), Contemporary Museology (2015-2019), and Phenomenology of the Image (2017-2019) at the Accademia di Belle Arti Santa Giulia in Brescia.  
As a curator, she has organised national and international exhibitions in both public and private venues (MAXXI, Rome; CSAC, Parma; MSU, Zagreb; Galleria del Premio Suzzara). She has also planned educational activities and inclusive workshops for exhibitions and museums. Together with Marco Scotti, she is the founder and curator of MoRE, a digital museum dedicated to unrealised contemporary art projects.
Giancarlo Grossi

Associated Postdoc Researchers

Giancarlo Grossi is a post-doc researcher in Aesthetics in the Philosophy Department of the University of Milan. His research interests concern the relationship between visual culture, media devices and mind sciences. His later studies focus on the relationship between immersive media and aesthetic experience from an archaeological point of view. He has published several articles in scientific journals and a book: Le regole della convulsione. Archeologia del corpo cinematografico [The Rules of Convultion. Archaeology of the Cinematic Body], Meltemi 2017.