After two decades of professional experience in Digital Media, I crossed the entire range of design-related activities: over time I’ve been Web Designer, Flash Designer, Content Designer, Game Designer – you name it!
Essentially, I discovered to be a Designer by Heart, Brain and Soul: and learned that Design is not just about creating fancy aesthetics, but it’s a philosophy – a way of thinking – which puts in relation problems and means, in order to come up with the best solutions.
Because of that, most of my activities have been – and still are – subjected to an inescapable rule: they’re always kinda ahead of their time. However, it seems I have a good enough Karma that makes them spot-on some time later: I just have to hold on til then! ; )
Currently I’m the Supervisor of Google-funded ‘Immersive Lab’, at Fondazione Mondo Digitale, in Rome. I focus my activities on the conception and development of Immersive Simulations for Educational, Professional and Entertainment applications, and I also teach the weekly workshop “Immersive Design & Storytelling”. I love to see these technologies in every field of Human Experience, but what I’m very passionate about is their terrific potential in School Education: there we can provide our Younger Generations with the Knowledge and the Tools to rethink our Present and reshape their Future.
On both an Authorial and a Technical plan, my primary objective is to achieve an Evolutionary Leap towards a Hybrid Medium: which combines the Emotional Strength of Cinematic Storytelling, the sense of Immersion of Virtual Reality, and the Intense Interaction of Video Games.
Thanks, and Welcome!