Liliana Albertazzi, Head
Professor at the Department of Humanities, University of Trento. Member of the Advisory Board of Unesco’s Project Anticipation, member of the editorial board of Axiomathes.
The following are some of Albertazzi’s current research projects:

  • Theory of information in perception (L. Albertazzi, G. van Tonder, and D. Vishwanath eds. 2006. Perception Beyond Inference. The Information Content of Perceptual Processes, Cambridge Mass.: MIT Press).
  • Science of qualities (L. Albertazzi ed. 2013. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology. Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance).
  • Colour perception and colour terms (Albertazzi, L., and Da Pos, O. 2015. Colour names, stimulus colour, and their subjective links. Colour Research & Application. Doi: 10.1002/col.22034; Albertazzi L. et al. 2015. Chromatic dimensions. Earthy, watery, airy, and fiery. Perception. Doi: 10.1177/0301006615594700. See
  • Morphology (Albertazzi, L. et al. 2014. The semantics of biological forms. Perception. Doi: 10.1068/p7794).
  • Experimental aesthetics (Albertazzi, L. et al. 2012. The Hue of Shapes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Doi: 10.1037/a0028816).

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Paolo Chistè
Leads the Laboratory of Advanced Photographic Techniques of the Department of Humanities of the University of Trento.
Chistè works with several digital imaging techniques such as Overhead Photography with stand (4m), Terrestrial Photogrammetry, Orthophotographic Photomosaic, Panoramic Photo Stitching, IR Reflectography and Trans Irradiation Photography, UV Fluorescence Photography, Reflectance Transformation Imaging Photography (RTI), Structure From Motion for 3D Image based models (SFM), 3D Modeling and  Rendering Object, High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR), Macro Photography with Focus Stacking. Chisté is also teaching assistant in the "Practice Photography" course for the Bachelor Degree in Cultural Heritage.
paolo.chiste [at]

Osvaldo Da Pos
Presently senior researcher at Padua University, previously professor of Psychology of Perception at the same Athenaeum. He is Chairman of the Research Group  on illusions and visual effects of AIC (Association International de la Couleur), and among the founders of CCA (International Centre Colour/Art) of Padua University, acting as its Director more than once. He is member of a few technical committees of CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage), of ISCC (Inter Society Colour Council), of SIE (Italian Society of Ecology), and of GdC-AIC (Colour Research Group-Italian Colour Association).
osvaldo.dapos [at]

Pietro Fiorentin
Pietro Fiorentin is responsible for the Photometric Laboratory of the University of Padua, where he is engaged in research on the photometric and radiometric characterization of surfaces and light sources. The research deals with both external and internal lighting, with particular attention to the energy efficiency and the optimization of the visibility and of the  colour rendering. In the same activity range, he deals also with the study of the effect of artificial lighting on the night sky luminance, a phenomenon known as “light pollution”.
He is now associate professor in the field of electrical and electronic measurements and teaches “Electrical Measurements” and “Light Engineering and Photometry” in Electrical Engineering at the University of Padua.
pietro.fiorentin [at]

Frederic Fol Leymarie
Professor of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK) where he is the co-director and co-founder in 2008 of the post-graduate program in Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths. On the research front, Frederic is developing a mathematical language for shape representation with potential for applications in various domains and industries, from the Arts and Performance areas to Biology, Medicine, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Architecture, and more. He is the co-founder of London Geometry (in 2011), a leading consultancy, developing serious games solutions and A.I. in art applications.
Frederic began his studies in the realm of A.I. at McGill University, Canada (at the Center for Intelligent Machines) and continued at Brown University, USA (in the Engineering Division), where he was co-founder of the SHAPE Lab in 2000
ffl [at]

Roberto Poli, PhD Utrecht
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Trento (Italy). Poli has been awarded the first UNESCO Chair in Anticipatory Systems (, is fellow of WAAS—World Academy of Art and Science and STIAS—Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. Poli is editor-in-chief of Axiomathes (Springer), and editor of the series Categories (De Gruyter). With a background in both the School of Brentano and phenomenology from one side and logic and formal modeling on the other side, Poli’s research interests include:

  • Ontology, in both its traditional philosophical understanding and the new, computer-oriented, understanding (alwis. Ontology for Knowledge Engineers, PhD Thesis, Utrecht, 2001;Theory and Applications of Ontology, 2 vol. Springer 2010).
  • Anticipatory systems, i.e. system able to take decisions according to their possible future development (R. Poli, Introduction to Anticipation Studies, Springer 2017; Poli (ed.), Handbook of Anticipation, Springer 2018).

Poli has published five books, edited or co-edited more than 20 books or journal’s special issues and published more than 250 scientific papers.
roberto.poli [at]

Dr. Dhanraj Vishwanath
Dhanraj Vishwanath is a Lecturer at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews.  His current research focuses on phenomenological aspects of 3d perception as well as the link between perception and eye movements. He has a special interest in foundational issues in perception, as well as applications of visual perception research to aesthetics, design and human factors.
dv10 [at]

Prof.  Daniele Zavagno
Daniele Zavagno is assistant professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, where he teaches Psychology of Art. He is responsible for the Light and Colour laboratory at the Department of Psychology. His research interests are mainly in visual perception, experimental phenomenology, multisensory integration, psychology of art, and perceptual theories. He graduated in History of Art at the University of Udine; he received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Padua; he worked as Research Associate at NEC Research institute in Princeton, NJ, USA ( daniele.zavagno [at]

Mara De Rosa
Master student in Cognitive Neuroscience at CIMeC (Centro Interdipartimentale Mente e Cervello). She earned a bachelor degree in Philosophy at University of Trento, with a thesis on Biology and Aesthetics. Alumna at Collegio di Merito Bernardo Clesio, she studied at West Virginia University, where she has been awarded with the President's list. She’s now a UNITN-SISSA scholar.
mara.derosa [at]
Skype: derosamara

Iacopo Hachen
Master student in Cognitive Neuroscience at both CIMeC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences), University of Trento, and SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste. He has a background in neuroscience, with a Bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Milan, and music, having been trained in piano performance and classical composition. At present, he is pursuing his Master's thesis work at SISSA, focusing on animal behaviour and perception.
iacopo.hachen [at]

Sebastiano Sitta
Musical degrees at Vicenza and Venice Conservatories. BA in Philosophy at Trento University with a thesis on infinitesimal calculus. MA in Philosophical Sciences at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan with a thesis on the social effects of symbolism. Alumnus at Collegio "Clesio" in Trento. Research interests: acoustic perception, musical aesthetics. Member of SIFL (Società Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio).
seba.sitta [at]