Visiting Scholar at Stanford University PhD, William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies.
He has coordinated research projects in Italy, India, Turkey, Ethiopia, Egypt, Syria, Kazakhstan, Peru, China, Oman, and Mexico. He is editor and author of several books including Virtual Archaeology, Virtual Reality in Archaeology, and more than 200 scientific papers. Topics: virtual reality in archaeology, digital archaeology, cybernetics, spatial technologies, 3D documentation, and virtual reconstruction of archaeological landscapes. Awards: Best paper award VSMM2002; 2005 E-content Award; Best Paper Award, VSMM2008; 2008E-content Award e-learning; 2008E-content Award Italy, E-culture; 2009 Tartessos Prize, Bass Fellowship.
He is interested in investigating how the information is shaped, elaborated, stored and then culturally transmitted by different societies, with a focus on ancient civilizations. He looks for new interpretations at the interface between archaeology, cybernetics, heritage, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive science, art and history.