researcher, teacher and a curious person...



My name is Amalia Kallergi and I come from Greece and Computer Science. In 2003, I left both for the charms of the Media Technology master program of Leiden University: I graduated from Media Technology in June 2006 with the project "Provocative Tactics in the Museum Territory" and I still have a soft spot for museums, archives and collections. From 2007 till early 2008, I worked as a scientific programmer for the Imaging & Bioinformatics group, Leiden University. Meanwhile, I taught at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, trying to lure artists into the beauty of programming. In March 2008, I started my phD research for the aforementioned group. My phD thesis, "Connecting the dots: Playful interactions with scientific image data in repositories", investigates playfulness as a desirable attribute of a scientist's interaction with scientific images (defended 2012). During my phD years, I continued teaching various courses both in The Hague and in Leiden.

From 2010 till mid 2013, I worked as a (part-time) scientific manager for The Arts & Genomics Centre, coordinating subsequent editions of the Leiden University honours class on bioart. Since 2013, I am affiliated with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (formerly Gjøvik University College), where I teach and supervise the students of the Master in Interaction Design, and with the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, where I investigate bioart, DIY biology and (serious) gaming as platforms of participation in the debates surrounding biotechnology.



Curriculum Vitae

CV with list of publications (pdf)