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Vangelis Lympouridis

  • BFA-MSc-PhD
  • Visiting scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts
  • University of Southern California
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Vangelis's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 2Followers


My name is Vangelis Lympouridis and I am a visiting scholar at USC's School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) and I work for the Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center (CMBHC) within the Interactive Media & Games Division(IMG). I was awarded my PhD on "Design Strategies for Whole Body Interactive Performance Systems" in 2012 from the University of Edinburgh and I hold an MSc in Sound Design from the same University and a BFA(Hons) in Sculpture and Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art and a diploma in painting and sculpture from the Vakalo School of Art and Design in Athens. I begun my studies in Physics at the University of Ioannina in Greece, and I took my first art classes at the Fine Art and Modern Technology program at the Technical University of Crete where I attended a two-week workshop with American artist Allan Kaprow. I am interested in technologies for body tracking and the design of whole body interactions primarily for music, dance, theater, interactive entertainment and rehabilitation applications. I have published and participated to various conferences such as NIME, SMC, ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE VR, The Bodycomputing conference and selected papers and my academic profile can be found at my and Mendeley pages. I have presented and exhibited personal and site-specific work during workshops and residencies in the UK, US, Canada, Greece, Portugal and Italy, and was a member of the team representing Greece at the 11th Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2008,with the interactive installation “Athens by Sound”. Having a diverse background in Fine Arts, Design, Science and Technology offers me the advantage to operate and collaborate within a wide range of disciplines while the focus of my PhD research in Design Strategies for Whole Body Interaction provides me with advanced knowledge on designing, prototyping and implementing body-based interactive systems and applications. During my PhD thesis I have developed a whole body training and sonification system for Yoga using a wireless inertial motion capture system. I collaborate with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley and the Topological Media Lab (TML), at Concordia University developing systems for real-time interactive artistic performances.

Recent publications

  • EnActor: A Blueprint for a Whole Body Interaction Design Software

    • Vangelis Lympouridis
  • Sonification of Gestures using Specknets

    • Lympouridis V
    • Parker M
    • Arvind D

Professional experience

Visiting scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts

University of Southern California

January 2013 - Present

PhD candidate

The University of Edinburgh

September 2007 - January 2012(4 years)

Msc Project Supervisor

The University of Edinburgh

January 2009 - March 2009(2 months)

Interactive Installation Implementation & Sound Design

11th Venice Biennale in Architecture - Athens By Sound

July 2008 - September 2008(2 months)

Msc Project Supervisor

The University of Edinburgh

January 2008 - March 2008(2 months)

Music Studio Manager

The University of Edinburgh

March 2007 - May 2007(2 months)

Msc project Supervisor

The University of Edinburgh

January 2007 - March 2007(2 months)

Sound and Interaction Designer for the Ensemble Project

Napier University

December 2006 - March 2007(3 months)


Ongoing PhD Research

The University of Edinburgh

September 2007 - Present

MSc in Sound Design

The University of Edinburgh

September 2005 - October 2006(a year)

BFA (Hons)

Glasgow School of Art

September 2002 - July 2005(3 years)

DFA First

Vakalo School of Art and Design

September 2000 - July 2002(2 years)

Certificate (Fine Art and Technology)

Technical University of Crete

March 1998 - September 2000(3 years)

Seminar with Allan Kaprow

Technical University of Crete

June 2000 - July 2000(a month)


University of Ioannina - Department of Physics

September 1995 - March 1998(3 years)


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