Helen Papagiannis, a PhD student in the Faculty of Fine Arts' Department of Film, participated in York's inaugural TedxYorku event earlier this month. Her talk on how wonder guides the creative process is the now available on youtube:
Papagiannis is an artist, designer and researcher specializing in augmented reality (AR). Hailed as being among the top 10 forces currently shaping the AR industry, Papagiannis has been working with AR since 2005, exploring the creative possibilities and theoretical implications for this exciting emerging technology. Recently, her interactive artworks were featured in an exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. The Amazing Cinemagician: New Media Meets Victorian Magic was also featured at TedxYorku, providing an intriguing entrance through which attendees entered.
Papagiannis is completing her doctorate in communication and culture under the supervisor of Professor and Canada Research Chair Caitlin Fischer, and is a senior research associate at the Augmented Reality Lab. Prior to her graduate studies, Papagiannis was a member of the Bruce Mau Design studio, where she was project lead on Massive Change: The Future of Global Design.
You can view all of the TedxYorku talks via the event's youtube index page.
By Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer.