The University of Calabria
SCIENAR Project Coordinator

Project coordinator: Pietro Pantano
Scientific coordinator: Mauro Francaviglia
Artistic coordinator: Marcella Giulia Lorenzi
Technical and scientific team: Iole Alfano, Francesca Bertacchini, Eugenia Bossio, Manuela Carini, Lorella Gabriele, Giuseppe Naccarato, Stefano Vena
Artistic team: Enrico Cupellini, Daniela Rinaudo, Costantino Rizzuti
Graphics team: Daniela Rinaudo, Giuseppe Laria
Special thanks to Professor Eleonora Bilotta for her artistic and scientific support.

The Evolutionary Systems Group

The Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG), directed by Pier Augusto Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta, Mauro Francaviglia and Pietro Pantano is located at the University of Calabria, Italy. It is composed of scientists, associate researchers, fellows and PhD students which work in a broad scientific area characterized by interdisciplinarity, new scientific methods and paradigms. ESG aims at promoting scientific interchange and high formation in various specific fields, such as: Complexity Theory, Arts and Science, Dynamical Systems Theory, Psychology of Programming, Evolutionary Robotics, Educational Technology, Mathematical Modelling and Industrial Mathematics. The Group has promoted a Ph.D. course in Psychology of Programming and Artificial Intelligence and the Doctoral School “Archimede”- Science, Communication and Technologies.


Virtual Image Publishing Ltd

Virtual Image was established by mathematician and physicist Nicholas Mee. It is now the UK's leading publisher of interactive maths and science educational software. The company specialises in visually stimulating CD-ROMs with highly interactive content that is especially suitable for presentation on an interactive whiteboard. Virtual Image has been developing educational CD-ROMs since 1995. Since then the company has published around 100 titles that have sold in over 50 countries around the world in 7 languages.
This software was designed and constructed by Virtual Image.



Institute for Computers

The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

ITC was for 20 years the main research centre for the computer industry in Romania, then it provided software solutions for the Romanian economy. A significant segment of ITC work is multimedia solutions and technologies for digitizing content. Several important projects related to the creation of the Romanian digital heritage involved ITC as the main partner alongside cultural institutions, such as the Romanian Ministry of Culture, The National Museum of Art of Romania, The National Institute for Historical Monuments and The University of Art of Bucharest. All these projects involved complex teams composed of information technology, heritage and art specialists. The end result is award-winning products, such as the CD-ROM Brancusi, the web site of National Museum of Art: and UNESCO’s National Heritage presentation:


The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava is a public Institution established in the academic year 1937. In particular, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is accredited to provide study in thirteen Master of Science branches, five Bachelor of Science and ten PhD branches covered with the pedagogical staff of more than 148 teachers. The studies are provided by fifteen departments. Slovak Technical University has experience about coordination and management of European Projects (EU 6th FP, Leonardo, Tempus, ESF, LLL) and National Projects (KEGA, VEGA, APVV, APVT). At the moment our University participates in the ongoing EU Project SCIENAR and has therefore full competence to approach projects dealing with Science and Art. In this partnership we shall extend activities of this project adding to it a much larger educational impact.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering web page:

Electronic Media Reporting

Electronic Media Reporting is an electronic publishing consultancy specialising in content strategy, based at Almere (The Netherlands), and active in Europe and the Middle East. The founder and co-owner Jak Boumans has been active in publishing since 1970 and started to specialise in electronic publishing in 1980. In 1990 he started Electronic Media Reporting, performing strategy studies, doing market scans, executing project audits and organising conferences and workshops. Electronic Media Reporting works in the field of e-content and eGovernment. Since 1998 the company has been involved in competitions in digital media and design, including the category e-Culture.


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