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The Intelligent Systems Laboratory (i-lab.aegean.gr) of our Department participates in Artificial Intelligence projects. You may find more here .

The Research Group “3D Visualization” of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory (i-lab.aegean.gr) of our Department compiled a guide of good 3D Digitization practices, Visualization and Digital Preservation of files. You may find more here .

Στο πλαίσιο του 2ου διαγωνισμού #ERUAHackAThon2023 που πραγματοποιήθηκε στο Université Paris VIII Vincennes - Saint-Denis συμμετείχαν οι φοιτητές Χριστόφορος Τζαννου και Νικόλαος Φωτεινός του Τμήματος. Η ομάδα τους απέσπασε την πρώτη θέση στο διαγωνισμό. Μπορείτε να βρείτε περισσότερα here .

On Thursday, November 3, students of the Department visited the television station Aeolos TV, as part of the "Directing and Editing of Audiovisual Data" course. You may find more here .

The Permanent Assistant Professor of the Department Mr. Kasapakis Vlasis participates in the FREE LIVE WEBINAR STEAME-ACADEMY on the topic of Navigating the Future: Harnessing Social Virtual Environments for Education. You may find more here .

On Thursday, October 26, the usual visit - tour of the Department's first-year students took place in the library of the University of the Aegean, in Mytilini, by the Department and Library staff. Despina Katapoti. You may find more here .

On Friday, October 13, the presentation of the collective volume "The Monuments of others: foreign inheritances on the edges of memory and oblivion" (Nefeli 2023) took place at the Museum of History of the University of Athens. The Associate Professor of the Department Despina Katapotis also participated in the presentation. You may find more here

On Saturday, September 30, a presentation of the collective volume BLACK MIRROR: The Black Mirror of Digitality edited by the Associate Professor of the Department Despina Katapoti was held at the BOOK AND ART bookstore, in Mytilini. You may find more here

On Thursday, October 19, the Department participated in the My Gap Feel & Fill Festival organized by Skywalker.gr - Work in Greece at the War Museum. The Department was represented by Permanent Assistant Professor Mr. Vlasis Kasapakis and Associate Professor Despina Catapoti. You may find more here

In July 2023, the 13th Beyond Humanism Conference took place, with the theme: “Crises and the Posthuman. Post-Trans- and Metahumanist Reflections and Contemporary Challenges”, having the Department of Cultural Technology of the University of the Aegean as the main organizer, and bringing together academics, researchers and creators from all over the world. The focus of the discussion and analysis was Posthumanism, in relation to a set of social, political and philosophical approaches that were analyzed throughout the conference. A key part of the organization was the creation of an art exhibition, with participants from Lesbos and the rest of Greece, entitled: Post(humanities). The exhibition focused on the elements of respect for nature and the environment that hosts each of us, ecological consciousness, and approaching concepts related to the very meaning of existence. At the same time, it examines the concept of the body by focusing on the posthumanist body, redefining it and creating new questions, which abolish stereotypes and established perceptions of the "human" and every other being, both in its "natural" and artificial version (new technologies, Artificial Intelligence). You may find more information about the exhibition here

The "Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics laboratory - PrivaSI Lab" of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean organizes during the period 10-21 July 2023 an International Summer School in Cyber Security: business and technical perspectives. You may find more information here

GreenHeritage is a EU-funded project that aims at determining the influence of climate change on the intangible cultural heritage. To achieve this, inclusive and innovative tools and methodologies will be designed to enhance knowledge around the threat of climate change and the management, preservation and protection of the intangible cultural heritage. The following members of the Department participate in the project: Professor, Gerasimos Pavlogeorgatos, Professor Alexandra Bounia, Associate Professor Despina Katapoti, Assistant Professor Konstantinos Kotis. You may find more information in the Press Release and Brochure

The students of Museology of the MSc "Cultural Informatics and Communication", for the eighth consecutive year, are organizing an exhibition entitled "Fairytale?", at the Kallithea Student Residences, on June 2 and 3, 2023, in collaboration with the Museology Laboratory and the undergraduate students of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. You may find more information here. here .

Particularly successful was the two-day workshop (Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2023) at the University of the Aegean and at the Tériade Museum of Modern Art, by visiting lecturer (with Erasmus program) from the Design Department of the University of Warsaw Dominik Cudny with specialization in Photography and at the same time in Psychology, who mobilized the creative side of our students in the course "Art with New Media" by the Professor of the Department Evi Sampanikou (with the participation of students from the Cultural Management course). You may find more information here .

The purpose of the conference is the expansion of scientific research and discussion around the interaction between humans and technology at all levels, especially after the new challenges of the post-pandemic and economic-ethical crisis at an international level. In the context of the post-pandemic era that has emerged, new challenges are emerging: The challenge of the local versus the global with local characteristics (glocal). New concepts are introduced such as "loglocal" (international local) and other terms with an untested Greek translation. Additionally, terms with negative content such as Trash-human Unhancement (Jaime del Val) as the reality behind what is known as Transhuman Enhancement (genetic superhuman "enhancement"). Questions are also raised about the new concept of morality and well-being, as well-being in contemporary society refers only to the material and physical level, with its meaning having shrunk to a highly materialistic conception related to patterns of consumerism, versus well-being in ancient Greek philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus) which offers a new meaning completely different and much broader than "a lifestyle" connected to a broader anthropocentric conception of the self, based on "beyond from the self" and "Beyond Humanism", an approach that underpins many artistic practices and today's art theory, science theory, and new philosophical fields. The results of the research, presentations and discussions at the conference will be published in a special collective volume and in two scientific journals (Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media and Journal of Posthumanism). The conference will be accompanied by workshops and artistic actions and exhibitions. You may find more information on the conference page https://metabody.eu/13th-beyond-humanism-conference/ and on the pages https://noemalab.eu/memo/calls/13th-beyond-humanism-conference-bhc/ and http://beyondhumanism.org/?ckattempt=1 .
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On Saturday, April 8, 2023, the 13th Entrepreneurship and Career Panorama took place in which Professor Christos Kalloniatis participated with a speech entitled "Augmented, Virtual, Mixed Reality - Data Specializations & Perspectives in one of the most dynamic industries". You may find more information here .

The Black Mirror of Digitality, a volume edited by Despina Catapoti, Assistant Professor of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean people of different background (academic, artistic and journalistic) contribute chapters with the aim of investigating whether (and tto what extent) a science fiction series can shed light on unknown or unseen aspects of 21st century technoculture. How does contact with a story "out of reality" work for the viewer, given that at the same time it appears too "familiar"? In the popular series Black Mirror, which began airing on British television in 2011, the multiple aspects of the digital phenomenon are highlighted and in this way, a deeper reflection is cultivated around the question: Are we now ready to revise (or even abandon) entrenched views and interpretations concerning life in the 21st century? After all, as mentioned in one of the series' trailers, the future "is broken", the future "is now".
You can see below Press Releases in magazines and newspapers:
https://www.lifo.gr/guide/book/news/black-mirror-o-mayros-kathreftis-tis-psifiakotitas .
https://www.insider.gr/eidiseis/253044/black-mirror-o-mayros-kathreftis-tis-psifiakotitas .
https://www.capital.gr/story/3681613/black-mirror-o-mauros-kathreftis-tis-psifiakotitas/ .
https://www.athinorama.gr/tv/3011114/mia-suzitisi-gia-to-black-mirror-o-mauros-kathreftis-tis-psifiakotitas-ena-biblio-gia-ti-diasimi-seira-tou-netflix/ .
https://www.protothema.gr/culture/article/1308947/black-mirror-mia-sullogiki-ekdosi-gia-to-fainomeno-tis-psifiakotitas/ .
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On Friday, March 24, 2023, as part of the course "Applied Teaching" of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, a visit was made by Ms. Maria Konstantoglou, director of the Center for Research, Education, Innovation and Development of the North Aegean Region SA. and the educator and teacher trainer Ms. Georgia Andriotou. The European Erasmus+ project “Blended Montessori-Creative Technologies approach for successful inclusion in Multicultural Schools / MonTech” was presented. Ms. Andriotou presented a new approach to the teaching of ICT and Informatics in school classrooms in the light of Montessori pedagogy and animated experiential activities in which our students participated.
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On Friday, March 10, 2023, during their educational visit to Lesbos, the students of the 3rd High School of Chalandrio visited the University of the Aegean. The students were guided to the laboratories of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication and were informed about the innovative applications of digital media and virtual and augmented reality technologies. You may find more here .

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Mrs. Evi Sampanikou welcomed ten refugee students from the Reception Class of the 2nd EPAL of Mytilene who live in the structures for unaccompanied minors of ILIAKTIDAS AMKE and in the KYT of Lesvos, they visited the University of the Aegean, as part of the action plan they are preparing with the theme "Making our own photo-history". You may watch the video here .

Congratulations to Associate Professor George Caridakis for his appointent by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Union as a member of the expert group in the Common European Data Space for Cultural Heritage (CEDCHE). CEDCHE’s mission is to provide advice and expertise to the Commission, to monitor the implementation of the revised Recommendation on a European common Data Space and to steer the future development of the Data space and further links with other Data spaces under the Digital Europe Programme The Department congratulates him and wishes him success in his term! You may find more information here .

The students of the Department's "Virtual Reality" course were inspired by famous female figures in history and created escape games based on them! You may watch the video here. here .

Available for free, in its digital format, is the collective volume entitled: "Maritime Spatial Planning in Greece and Cyprus". The Professor of the Department Mr. Gerasimos Pavlogeorgatos participated in this action. You may find the collective volume here.

On Thursday, February 9, the students of the 3rd High School of Mytilene visited the laboratories of the University of the Aegean and they were specifically informed about the modern data collection and analysis applications, as well as 3D scanning and printing applications. You may find more here .

In the third issue of the periodical digital publication "Antiktypos" of the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation - HFRI, the impact of the research program An Integrated Socio-technical approach for Self Adaptive Privacy Requirements Identification within Cloud Computing Environments of the laboratory Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics is reported. A project financed by HFRI in the context of the 2nd Announcement of Faculty Members. You may find more here .

An interesting discussion in which Ms. Aphrodite Vati, Deputy Mayor of Tourism & Head of N.P.D.D., Ms. Zacharo Ioakeim, Deputy Mayor of Culture-Education, Municipality of Western Lesbos, Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Professor and Head of our Department and Mr. Michalis Psallidas, Managing director of Crowdpolicy. They discuss regarding Culture4aegean Bootcamp and innovation. You may listen the discussion here .

Participation of the Professor of the Department Evi Sampanikou as a keynote speaker at the APCORE international conference in Manila with the topic of speech: Hybridity in the New Reality: Sustainable Research, Inclusive Pedagogical Spaces, and Practices, which is also the general theme of the conference. APCORE (Asia-Pacific Consortium of researchers and Innovators) is a large institution of research and educational cooperation of universities in Asia and the Pacific with universities in Europe, America, Africa and elsewhere, with the aim of implementing international inter-university programs. At each conference, new institutions enter the agreement. You may see the poster and the program.

On Friday, December 9 at 19:30, the first screening of the art film UMWELT will take place at the Tériade Museum of Modern Art. In this project video art meets contemporary music composition, sculpture and performance art. You may find more here

On December 3-4 the Culture4Aegean Bootcamp #hybrid was concluded. The 1st Innovation Marathon for Culture issues in the North Aegean. More than 100 people and more than 35 groups participated. You may watch excerpts from Aeolos TV , ERT Aegean . Learn more here

On December 3-4 the Culture4Aegean Bootcamp #hybrid takes place. The 1st Innovation Marathon for Culture issues in the North Aegean. The Culture4Aegean Bootcamp will take place live at the University of the Aegean headquarters in Mytilini or remotely. Learn more here

On Friday, November 11, an educational visit was held by the students and professors of the Department of Informatics of the 1st EPAL of Mytilene to the premises of the Department. The visit included a tour of the Department's educational and research laboratories as well as information on the Undergraduate Program and the Department's research activities. The tour was carried out by the professors of the Department, Mrs. Evangelia Kavaklis and Mrs. Evi Sampanikou, while the students had the opportunity to meet with researchers of the Department.


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On Thursday 10 November at 17:00 the Open Day Culture4Aegean Bootcamp is organized! The Open Day will be held remotely using videoconferencing tools and the purpose is to present the objectives, thematic sections and the process of the Culture4Aegean Bootcamp, the 1st Innovation Bootcamp for Culture issues in the North Aegean.Learn more here

Evi Sampanikou, Professor of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, participates as an invited speaker in a series of lectures on "After Man: Giving Meaning to the Relationship of Art, Science and Religion in the 21st Century". The lectures focus on the discussion of the transformations of the human condition against the background of contemporary posthumanist and neomaterialist theories that include not only the human factor, but an expanded inclusion (in a new theoretical framework) of the non-human, from other living beings and the environment to technology and artificial intelligence. In this context, through interdisciplinary approaches, the interactions and transformations of art, science and religion are examined by a series of experts who elaborate on this relationship in the light of posthumanist considerations. The lecture series will run from October 2022 to early February 2023 on Tuesdays from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. (one hour lecture, one-hour discussion) at the Catholic University of Linz (Austria). It is organized by the Institute of Art History and Theory (through Professor Kerstin Borchhardt) and is part of the University's interdisciplinary research focus. Evi Sampanikou's speech will take place on October 25, 2022, and has the theme: "From Postmodern to Posthuman Art: Technologies, Theologies and Ethics of the Visual Arts in the 21st Century". Visual Arts in the 21st century). You can see the program in the brochure. You can find information `here .

On Wednesday, October 17, the usual visit - guided tour of the Department's first-year students took place in the premises of the library of the University of the Aegean, in Mytilini, accompanied by the Department's staff. You may find more information here

The Museolab - Museology Laboratory of the Department presented the exhibition "Mytilini on September 26, 1922. An exhibition on the occasion of a diary". The exhibition is held within the context of the e-Aegean CulTour institutional project "Digital Transformation of the Aegean Archipelago in Culture and Tourism". You may find the video here

The excellent Undergraduate Thesis of our graduate student Panagiotis Vasilogamvros was just accepted at the IEEE GEM 2022 Conference (https://gem2022.ieee-gem.space/) under the title "The Effects of In-Game Advertising on Non-Immersive Game Experience"! You may find the video here

Αn international interdisciplinary conference of hybrid format (online and live) that focuses on the discussion around digital and physical artistic experimentation, aiming at reinventing the body &movement and exploring multiple sustainable ways of living and development to restore the Planetary health in the Anthropocene era. The researh spreads within the whole range of arts, technology, philosophy and social practices. The main proposal of the central organizer Jaime del Val is to address the current global, ecological and social challenges with a unique, original and transversal approach that highlights the undervalued role of the moving body and the need to reinvent it. In this context, alongside the speeches, a series of artistic workshops are organized that combine physical movement with new technologies and take a stand for or against international (climate change) and local socio-political issues. Of local Interest is the Workshop by Jaime del Val that will be held in Eresos from 23 to 30 September 2022, supporting the principles and objectives of the Eresos Initiative to protect Afentelli Beach. You may find more information here

On September 30, the Mediterranean Researchers' Night will take place in the center of Mytilini and in many other cities abroad. The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication participates in this activity where research projects of its laboratories will be presented.You may find more information here

We inform you that the application period for the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme “CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT: ARCHAEOLOGY, CITY AND ARCHITECTURE FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23" in which the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication also participates is extended until September 19, 2022. You may find more information here

In the context of the INTERREG RECULT, the University of the Aegean is holding on Friday 02 September 2022 in Mytilini, a Conference on the Promotion of Religious Cultural Heritage and the Development of Religious Tourism. The University of the Aegean is participating through the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication. You may find more information here

The invited speaker of the Ministry of Environment and Energy was the Professor of the Univ. of the Aegean Mr. Gerasimos Pavlogeorgatos at the event on the theme: "Maritime Spatial Planning - National Spatial Strategy for the marine area", on Friday, July 8, at the Amphitheater of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The event was coordinated by the Head of the National Spatial Planning Council, Omot. Professor of the Univ. of Thessaly Mr. Haris Kokkosis and the Deputy Minister of Planning and Urban Environment Mr. Nikos Tagaras, the Secretary General of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment Mr. Efthimios Bakoyannis, the Secretary General of Natural Environment and Waters Mr. Varelidis Petros and the Secretary General of Ports, Maritime Affairs participated of Politics and Maritime Investments Mr. Evangelos Kyriazopoulos.
The event was attended by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministries involved in Maritime Spatial Planning (YNANP, YETHA, Ministry of Culture and Sports, etc.), representatives of institutions and University Professors. A delegation of executives from the competent Deputy Ministry for Maritime Spatial Planning of the Republic of Cyprus also participated.
The event presented the progress in Marine Spatial Planning in our country with an emphasis on the emerging activities and uses of the marine space, with presentations of research results and the introduction of specific proposals, for an extremely complex and important issue for our country such as the Marine Spatial Planning and Blue Development.
The University of the Aegean has been researching Maritime Spatial Planning since 2013, implementing two strategic projects for Greece and Cyprus: the Strategic Project "Cross-Border Cooperation for the Development of Maritime Spatial Planning - THAL-HOR" (2013-2015) and the Strategic Project "Cross-Border Cooperation for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning - THAL-HOR 2" (2018-present), funded by the Interreg Cross-Border Cooperation Program "Greece - Cyprus", with Professor Gerasimos Pavlogeorgatos as the scientific manager.You may find more information here

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, the 16th international conference "IFIP International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2022)" organized by the PrivaSI Lab of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, with scientific responsibility Associate Professor and Christos Kalloniatis in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the University of Plymouth. You may see more information: https://www.stonisi.gr/post/41991/diethnes-synedrio-sto-panepisthmio-aigaioy?fbclid=IwAR0YqsRI6aAauyvH3R6ZAWYEV9fElvtESeClgRNe9WfT7vsRdX-WCnh-fLI#.YsvqeSiT7UQ.facebook
https://www.lesvosnews.net/articles/news-categories/ekpaideysi/epistimoniko-synedrio-stin-asfaleia-pliroforiakon-systimaton?fbclid=IwAR0mujzF5dc97xBOXf5J8pIgbrKOtLpXhWYn_ZXDfWPHwaw8mVagkkY87mw

On Wednesday, June 15, a show was aired on ERT3 on the Development Aspects, where the Departments of the University of the Aegean and their work were presented. Mr. Christos Kalloniatis, Head and Associate Professor of the Department, Mr. George Tsekouras, Professor of the Department and Mr. Vlasis Kasapakis, Assistant Professor of the Department spoke about the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication. You may find more information here.

From June 3 to June 6, the exhibition entitled "cookies & other privacy stories" was organized by the students of the Museology team of the Postgraduate Program "Cultural Informatics and Communication" of our Department with great success. You may find more information here.

On April 20, the Benaki Museum hosted the anniversary event and exhibition of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication for its 20 years of operation. You may find more information and watch the event here.

The Intelligent Systems Laboratory in collaboration with the student association "Stratis Eleftheriadis - Teriant" of the Department host an online workshop on "Research Methodology and New Technologies for 3D Digitization and Optimization: The case of the DIGIARCK Act. You may find more information here.

On Monday, April 4, 2022, the 1st open data sharing training seminar was held through O2Hub, in which Mr. Kalloniatis Christos participated, presenting issues related to Personal Data and Anonymization. You may find more information here.

A very interesting interview was given by Ms. Alexandra Bounia, Professor of the Department, at Museospace, a social foundation with a cultural purpose, in which she referred to her activities related to culture and museums. You may find more information here.

Mr. Serafim Dousias, a graduate of the Department, directs the new CNN Greece documentary about the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic in Greece, narrated by actor Giannis Bezos and music by Evanthia Reboutsika. You may find more information here.

Ms. Alexandra Bounia in collaboration with staff from the Cyprus University of Technology and the Cyens Center edited the Collective Volume entitled Emerging Technologies and Museums: Mediating Difficult Heritage which was published by the Berghahn publisher. You may find more information here.

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, a Secure Internet Conference was held by the Experimental High School of Mytilene, in which Mr. Kalloniatis Christos participated, presenting issues related to issues of security and protection of personal data on the Internet. You may find more information here.

An interesting article about the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication in in.gr in which the career counselor Mr. Taousanis Christos refers to the new scientific areas of the professions of the future and the role of the Department. You may find more information here.

A modern monitoring system of environmental parameters has been installed at the Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos, in order to ensure the safety of sensitive exhibits from environmental changes. You can find more information here.

Ms. Katapoti Despina, Permanent Assistant Professor of the Department participated in the program entitled "We Could Grow Together". An original educational program that explores the concept of "foreign", "other" in the world of teenagers, setting as a starting point Steven Spielberg's iconic film "ET the Alien". You may find more information here.

Ms. Katapoti Despina, Permanent Assistant Professor of the Department participated in the project entitled "Embroidered Bread". The project Embroidered Bread was developed through many months of research on the ritual of bread decoration during the celebration of important occasions mainly in the rural areas of Greece. You may find more information here.

On Monday, December 13, the virtual graduation ceremony of the graduates of the Department was accomplished. You can watch it here.

The former Professor of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication is included in Politico's list of the most influential Europeans. You may find more information here.

On Monday, December 13, at 18:30, there will be an online round table for the Celebration of the European Academic Heritage Day. Prof. Bounia Alexandra will participate in the presentation. You may find more information here.

Asini Publications invites you on Tuesday, December 7, at 19:00 to the online presentation of the Collective Volume entitled "Introduction to the management of cultural heritage". Prof. Bounia Alexandra will participate in the presentation. You may find more information here.

On the occasion of the presentation of Prof. Bounia in a workshop of the CoMuseum 2021 conference, an interview was held on the journalistic website protagon.gr, talking about the aspects of the museum reality of the country. You may find more information here.

The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication participates in the CoMuseum 2021 Conference with the organization of the workshop "Measuring the Social Impact of Museums: charting a path to Advocacy" under the supervision of Ms. Bounia Alexandra, Professor of the Department. You may find more information here .

The Professor of the Department, Mr. Anagnostopoulos Christos-Nikolaos was included in the annual list of 100,000 top scientists / equals worldwide based on the impact of his research work in the scientific field he serves. You may find more information here.

The Department of Cultural Technology and Communication completed 20 years of operation since its founding (2000) and published the anniversary collective volume entitled "41 terms and definitions". This collective work has a special symbolic meaning. It captures the multidimensional scientific profile of the Department, which finds productive application in a number of academic and professional fields where Culture, New Technologies and Communication meet. You can study the collective volume here.

The Research Unit of the University of the Aegean participated in the 1st International Exhibition Platform of Digital Technology and Innovation Beyond 4.0, which was hosted at the premises of TIF-HELEXPO in Thessaloniki from 14-16 October.The Department participated in the exhibition presenting the results of research projects.You may find more information here.

Nikolas Vamvouklis, PhD Candidate of the Department, was awarded by the Artists Support Program of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for his successful course in the curation of art exhibitions. You may find more information here.

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the opening of the exhibition took place at the Museum-Library Strati Eleftheriadis-Tériade / Lesvos in collaboration with our Department. You may find more information here.

Today 13/10/2021 the Welcoming Event of the first year students of the academic year 2021-2022 was completed. This year students had the opportunity to get to know the academic and administrative staff, who in turn informed the students about the Regulation of their Studies and discussed various topics that will help the students throughout their studies.
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The Museum-Library Strati Eleftheriadis-Tériade / Lesvos in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication (DCTC) of the University of the Aegean, present on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 18:30 the comic book exhibition: "1821 - The battle of the square "by Soloup (Antonis Nikolopoulos) which is the parallel exhibition of Athens at the National History Museum.The exhibition takes place in the context of the events for the 20 years of operation of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication (year of foundation: 2000). The duration of the exhibition is from October 15 to December 10, 2021.
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The 2nd Panorama of Entrepreneurship and Career took place on Saturday, October 9, where issues related to Interdisciplinarity, Innovative Specializations and professions that offer important professional prospects were discussed. The Head and Associate Professor of the Department Mr. Christos Kalloniatis also participated in the discussion together with the graduate of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication Mr. Manolis Babatsikos and the experienced career guidance specialist Mr. Christos Taousanis. Issues related to the interdisciplinary professions but also to the Study Programs that offer corresponding opportunities were mentioned, such as the case of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, which has one of the most innovative interdisciplinary study programs in Greece at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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On October 6, the 9th AegeanDocs, the International Aegean Documentary Festival focusing on this year's events in Lemnos (MAROULA cinema) and simultaneous screenings in Lesvos but also in Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Fournous, Psara and Oinousses was completed. The events of the Festival were covered on TV by ERT3 with daily TV news programs created by the students of the postgraduate program "Cultural Informatics and Communication - Culture and documentary film production" of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean.Supervisors of the broadcast were the Associate Professor Mr. Ioannis Skopeteas and Mr. Alexandros Spathis,Special Teaching Staff of the Department. You may watch the Festival here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJzGKJKh9TQ0nlwzmwzTw_A
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On Wednesday, October 6, the webinar of the European program HEIDI entitled "Digital activism in the pandemic and the role of Greek universities" was organized. The Head of the Department, Associate Professor Mr. Christos Kalloniatis was participated in the webinar. The purpose of the webinar was to discuss the actions and the contribution of the Greek Universities to the pandemic.
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On Tuesday, October 5, the Open Finance Day was held with the topic "Open Finance: The next step in Open Banking?". The President of the Department, Associate Professor Mr. Christos Kalloniatis participated in the event. The purpose of the event was to highlight the trends for new services and products in the age of data sharing. You may watch the event here: https://fb.watch/8tFNzh8rdJ/

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On Monday 4/10/2021, in the context of the visit of the Head of the Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) Professor Mr. Periklis Mitkas to the University of the Aegean, a visit was made to the premises of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication during which the Head of the Department Associate Professor Mr. Christos Kalloniatis presents the research infrastructures of the Department, while issues concerning both the academic character of the Department and the offered Study Programs as well as the career prospects of its graduates were discussed.

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The 9th AegeanDocs, the International Aegean Documentary Festival, starts on October 1st. Focusing on the events in Lemnos and simultaneous screenings in Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Agios Efstratios, Fournous, Psara and Oinousses, the 9th AegeanDocs will become for a week (October 1-6) a step of culture and dialogue in the Aegean. Daily TV coverage by ERT3 with a production team of the students of the postgraduate program "Culture and production of documentaries" of the University of the Aegean. The program of the festival will be announced in the coming days on the website : http://www.aegeandocs.gr


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The 2nd Online Beyond Humanism Forum, co-organised by the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, is taking place on the 8th and the 9th of July 2021, under the title: "Glocal Metahumanities. A “Posthuman Studies Reader” Symposium". You can get information on how to watch it online here: http://beyondhumanism.org/?fbclid=IwAR0sWRz6H4K_iH1z1WLIrjNZ_zKfVnSBc5kbBpfSIoSAF721wZJI-eYb75k
The "Posthuman Studies Reader", edited by Evi Sampanikou (Professor at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication) and Jan Stasienko (Professor at the Lower Silesia University, Wrozlaw, Poland) is the central topic in this forum as it has aroused a broader discussion on crucial topics related to the developments and re-orientations of Trans- Post- and Metahumanism

On Tuesday, June 16, 2021, the Municipality of West Lesvos, in collaboration with the company Crowdpolicy, organized Citylab on the topic of digital strategy and innovation. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in #Citylab discussing the challenges that cities faced, the local development and the sustainable islands . https://fb.watch/69zHbzjn_O/
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The research laboratory Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics (PrivaSI Lab) of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean offered 3D printed straps at the 6th Primary School of Mytilene. The Associate Professor and Head of the Department, Kalloniatis Christos noted that “the cooperation with the educational community, teaching staff, students and parents, is and remains a priority for both the Department and the Laboratory. ». You can read more here: https://stonisi.gr/post/17865/to-6o-dhmotiko-sxoleio-mathainei-tis-trisdiastates-ektypwseis
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On Saturday, May 22, at 7:00 pm, Museology lab of the University of the Aegean organized an online discussion on "Making narratives about the past. On the occasion of a digital exhibition". The event is part of the reflection that ICOM seeks to promote, in the context of the celebration of the International Museum Day 2021 with the central theme: "The future of museums: reflection and restart".
You may read the press release here:
You may watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcJH5hHBNP8&t=808s
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A very important transnational online Forum was organized on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, on the initiative of the Cyprus University of Technology, the University of West Attica and Science Network "Perravia", under the auspices of the Cypriot Embassy in Athens.
The title of this Forum, which promotes the cooperation of the two countries, was "Greece-Cyprus 2021-2027: Bilateral cooperation in the field of Digital Cultural Heritage and Regional Development - New challenges, new perspectives".
The meeting was attended by very important representatives from Greece and Cyprus, such as ministers, higher government officials, the President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus, a representative of the Church of Greece, representatives of international scientific organizations and academics.
Our Department was present in this important meeting with the participation of the Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Professor C.N. Anagnostopoulos, highlighting new technologies for the Digitization and Visualization of the Cultural Heritage and good digitization practices from Interregional projects DIGIARC ( https://digiarc.eu ) and RECULT http://www.recult-greece-cyprus.eu/ .
The Forum Agenda and the recorded video can be found in the link: https://perrevia.net.gr/ .


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The research laboratory Privacy Engineering and Social Informatics (PrivaSI Lab) of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean printed 3D straps in order to be offered to schools of Lesvos. On Tuesday, May 25, straps were offered to 135 students at Varia Primary School. The Associate Professor and Head of the Department, Kalloniatis Christos noted that «It is our special pleasure to cooperate with educational structures of Lesvos and to offer in practice, making accessible the results of our research, especially in these difficult conditions due to the coronavirus. ». You may read more here: https://www.stonisi.gr/post/17341/sto-sxoleio-vareias-trisdiastata-eksarthmata-maskas


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On Tuesday, April 18, 2021, the City Lab of the Municipality of Symis was held with the aim of highlighting the strategy of digital transformation and the new electronic applications of digital innovation and participation. Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event discussing about the requirements and the challenges that cities faced, the local development and the sustainable islands. https://fb.watch/5B1vdTlr8N/

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The book entitled, «Posthuman Studies Reader Core readings on Transhumanism, Posthumanism and Metahumanism», by the Professor of the Department, Evi Sampanikou and the Professor of the University Lower Silesia, Jan Satsienko, is a new and indispensable resource for studying as well as teaching key concepts, central claims and main arguments of contemporary debates in the field of Posthuman Studies. It will be presented at the Online Beyond Humanism Conference on July 8-9, 2021. You may find the book here: https://schwabe.ch/9783796541933/posthuman-studies-reader

"PERREVIA" Network started a campaign throughout Greece, in order to mobilizing public and private partners at local, national and European level, so as to locate the monuments of special cultural value, that are in danger. Professor Anagnostopoulos participates in the 3-member scientific committee of this network. You may read the post here:

The Postdoctoral researcher of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean, Antonis Nikolopoulos or Soloup, is one of the most recognized creators in the field of Greek comics. On April 20, 2021, an article by Ms. Vassiliadou Maro was published in the newspaper "Kathimerini”, entitled " The Greek Revolution in…. Soloup puzzle ", which presents information about the Greek Revolution through the graphic novel “21. The battle of the square", that, as the author notes, its narrative reminiscent of puzzle. Also, the article includes an excerpt of the introductory note of the Professor of the Department, Evi Sampanikou. You may read the post here: https://bit.ly/3dMuMd3


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On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the 1st City Lab of the Municipality of Trifylias was held with the aim of highlighting the strategy of digital transformation and the new electronic applications of digital innovation and participation. Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event with the topic «Sustainable cities, Local Development Good Practices». https://fb.watch/4_tR7nDv3n/


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On Monday, April 19, 2021, the presentation of the Department was held to high school students in order to be informed about the subjects and the future professional opportunities offered by the Department. The presentation was attended by the Associate Professor and Head of the Department Kalloniatis Christos, the Professor and Deputy Head Kavakli Evangelia, the Assistant Professors Kotis Konstantinos and Kasapakis Vlasios and Spathis Alexandros. S.T.L.S. of the Department. In addition, Mrs. Kolokytha Sofia, Teacher of KESY, and Mr. Theofanellis Timoleon, Director of Secondary Education of Lesvos, participated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e1CFquVs10&t=4s

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The Ionian University organizes the event "Museum Collections of the Ionian University". The speech of the Professor Bounia, will take place on April 15, 2021 entitled "Balancing between research, teaching and communication: the role of university museums today." More information regarding the speech can be found here

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Prof. Yiannis Kolokotronis
The Heritage of European Modernism
The multiple aspects of the early 20th century crisis brought forth the variety of modernist movements aiming at breaking all bonds with tradition and questioning the future of humanity. The synchronization of art with the data of technology and economy, was the groundbreaking cut in the aesthetic experience of the 19th century. Modernism not only changed the data of art but made the world run faster to its encounter with the future. After the war, several were the movements in art that used the prefix "new" thus proving the continuity and expansion of the boundaries that modernism pursued.
Dr Yiannis Kolokotronis is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Thrace – Department of Architecture and Engineering
More information: here

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, the online meeting "Studies in Informatics: seeking for goals and perspectives" was held by the 2nd PE.K.E.S. of the North Aegean, which aimed to address questions of students of the North Aegean and to explore the perspectives and opportunities of Informatics in Greece and abroad. Prof. Evangelia Kavakli, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event, discussing the professional perspectives of information technology in the field of cultural and creative industry.https://rb.gy/qchm2s
To watch the event, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDeDCPoCI4

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On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the 1st City Lab of the Municipality of Syros – Ermoupolis was held with the aim of highlighting the strategy of digital transformation and the new electronic applications of digital innovation and participation. Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event, discussing about the requirements and the challenges that cities faced, the local development and the sustainable islands.https://fb.watch/47vMHUDVDU/

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On Saturday, February 27, 2021, the Kalamata@Smartcity Innovation Talks event was held, which is the continuation of the successful City Innovation Talks, held in July 2020 in Athens by Crowdpolicy. The key issues of this event were the preparation for the next day, so that a smart city to use technological innovation and new trends to implement actions with local and national benefits. Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event with the topic "Smart Solutions in the field of Digital Culture - The case of the PSMART Project".https://fb.watch/3X44wnxTFt/

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On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the 1st City Lab of the Municipality of Moschato - Tavros was held with the aim of highlighting the strategy of digital transformation and the new electronic applications of digital innovation and participation. Dr. Christos Kalloniatis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean participated in the event with the topic "Smart Cities: Requirements and Challenges".https://www.mymoschato.gr/2021/02/epitychimeno-to-1o-city-lab-dimoy-moschatoy-tay.html

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What is a digital success? Is free digital technology sustainable? Does digital technology generate new forms of solidarity between museums? Has the COVID-19 crisis durably changed the use of social networks for museums? Open discussion, organised by ICOM France with :

  • Anastasia Chourmouziadi, Associate Professor of Museology, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of Aegean (Greece)
  • Ech-Cherki Dahmali, President of CIMUSET (ICOM's International Committee for Museums and
  • Collections of Science and Technology) and Director of the Maroc Telecom Museum
  • Brigitte Liabeuf, Advisor for Museums and Plastic Arts, DRAC Auvergne-Rhône Alps
  • Pierre-Yves Lochon, associate director of Sinapses Conseils and director of Clic France
  • Paul Salmona, Director of the Museum of Art and History of Judaism .

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are the quintessence of the integration of several Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the learning process. In this study, we investigate the performance of a multi-user virtual environment, incorporating high-fidelity avatars, fed with the body motion, facial cues and gaze of a professor in real-time, as a tool for enhancing learning experience in VLEs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKcSDBEBEU0&feature=youtu.be

The Associate Professor of the AUTH (Department of Cinema) and awarded director Dimitris Koutsiabasakos was a guest professor at a 4-hour workshop-masterclass in the context of the postgraduate programme «Cultural Informatics and Communication – Culture and Documentary Film Production» with the topic: “Documentary: some known issues”.

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On Tuesday, 26th January, 2021, the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Professor Chrissi Vitsilaki and the Mayor of Western Lesvos, Mr. Taxiarchis Verros, along with the Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the Aegean, Associate Professor Christos Kalloniatis and the Vice Mayor of Education, Culture, Gender Equality, and Lifelong Learning signed a Cooperation Annex under the existing Memorandum of Cooperation between the University of the Aegean and the Municipality of Western Lesvos in the Senate Hall of the University of the Aegean on the University Hill in Mytilene. The purpose of this Cooperation Annex is to foster the development and specialization of the actions of both institutions in the fields of culture and new technologies.(http://www.aegean.gr/announcement/υπογραφη-παραρτηματοσ-mnhmonioy-συνεργασιασ-μεταξυ-του-πανεπιστημιοy-αιγαιου-και-του)

The well-known documentarist and Professor of EKPA Eva Stefani was a guest speaker at a 4-hour workshop-masterclass in the context of the postgraduate programme «Cultural Informatics and Communication – Culture and Documentary Film Production».

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The Semantic Web and IoT research group (Intelligent Systems Lab) of the Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, Schools of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean, created linked open data (LOD) of the artworks in the museum of Greek Children Art .The work has been conducted with Linked Data (RDFa, Microdata) and cultural vocabularies of Europeana (EDM) and Google (Schema.org). More about the dataset you may find at and at Zenodo: https://zenodo.org/record/4425440.

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For the second time in a row, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation ceremony of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the School of Social Sciences of the University of the Aegean was accomplished remotely on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

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The graduation ceremony was supported by the secretariat of the Department. In addition, the ceremony was attended by the Vice Rector of Administrative Affairs, Professor Papageorgiou Dimitrios, the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Professor Nagopoulos Nikolaos and the President of the Department, Associate Professor, Kalloniatis Christos.

The Semantic Web and IoT research group (Intelligent Systems Lab) of the Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, Schools of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean, developed an educational chatbot based on conversational AI and the educational method CLIL (content and language integrated learning). The evaluation of the chatbot conducted with cultural content in English and French, and in collaboration with the 1st General School of Excellence in Mytilene and the Language Learning centers of KENDERIS Edu and of Mrs. Ainizli Rena. The chatbot and the educational program is available from the webpage https://eduasasara.wixsite.com/followasasara2020 and via FB/Messenger, Viber.

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The Welcome of the first-year students of the academic year 2020-2021 was successfully held, which started on Monday, October 5 and ended on Friday, October 9, 2020. During this period, the students had the opportunity through distance presentations to be acquainted with the academic and the administrative staff of the Department, to be informed about the Regulation of their studies and to discuss with responsible persons on various topics that will help them during their studies. The Welcome of the first-year students has been recorded here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLImGhm8yJYXpEIoqwMZxZWxp51u6Y1usO

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The Semantic Web and IoT research group (Intelligent Systems Lab) of the Dept. of Cultural Technology and Communication, Schools of Social Sciences, University of the Aegean, developed a Conversational AI-based chatbot to inform citizens about the Covid-19 virus in their own language (Greek). The chatbot is available via FB/Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/Chatbot4Covid19GR) and Viber (viber://pa?chatURI=covid19botuoa). Its use started in the beginning of the pandemic (Spring 2020).

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