Dalila Honorato, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University

Antonia Plerou, Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab, Department of Informatics, Ionian University


Short CVs

Dalila Honorato

Dalila Honorato is Assistant Professor in Aesthetics and Visual Semiotics at Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. She is the editor and co-author of Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology (Ionian University, 2015) and Art and Interculturality in the Mediterranean Region (Ionian University, 2013). Her research interests include body in performance, psychogeography and phenomenology of space and place.

Antonia Plerou

Antonia Plerou holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in Corfu and a member of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology (BiheLab) of the Ionian University with the field of expertise “Pattern recognition analyst for Neuroeducational studies”. She studied Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Sciences in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and obtained her Master Degree in Mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Greek Open University. She has (co) authored more than 20 articles in international conferences and journals and 2 book chapters. Her research interests are mainly related to the fields of Cognitive Science and Learning Difficulties, Dyscalculia and Algorithmic Thinking Difficulties, Artificial Neural Networks and Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Neuronal Disorders treatment using Neuroinformatics, Neurofeedback Training, Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Educational Neuroscience.



Research on genetics, geriatrics, and neurodegenerative diseases takes place not only in exclusively scientific spaces but it is also being explored in contemporary art. The objective of this panel is to integrate two of this conference’s topics directly connected with the theme of “Health Aging and Mental Wellness in the new digital era” which have been extensively considered through artwork creations in the field of Art & Science, those of human enhancement and genome editing. The panel “On human enhancement and genome editing: the scope of Art & Science” has the intention to present, at a conference organized to be attended by science researchers, an alternative scope on two issues extremely influential in today’s society. The objective is to provoke the dialogue between both sides of the research spectrum, science, and art, and hopefully, incite new ideas concerning future inquiring possibilities and collaborations. This special session welcomes submissions focused on theoretical, empirical, methodological, ethical issues as well as clinical studies and art presentations connected with the topics of human enhancement and genome editing.

Program Committee

Polona Tratnik, Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia

Marianna Strapatsaki, Department of Audio & Visual Arts, Ionian University, Greece

Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Marta de Menezes, Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal

Luís Graça, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Avi Rosen, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Scott Townsend, College of Design, North Carolina State University, USA

Andrew Carnie, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK

Ingeborg Reichle, Institute for Fine Arts and Media Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria



The objective of this special panel is to host innovative perspectives on up-to-date research and methods related to human enhancement and genome editing with in the frame of Art & Science.

The special session suggested issues include the following topics, nevertheless they are not limited.

* Genetic modification

* Gene therapy

* Germ-line genetic engineering

* Prosthetics

* Life-support machines

* Transhumanism

* Nanomedicine

* Nootropics

* Biofabrication

* Data body augmentation

* Postbiological identity

* Biotechnology

* Pro-biological identity

* Embodiment

* Neurofeedback training



Finally, the submission and the review process, as well as the registration procedure, is similar to the main conference. To submit to this workshop, please add the workshop title “On human enhancement and genome editing: the scope of Art & Science” in the title of your paper during the submission process.