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Published: March 15, 2001.

Speakers

Maria Roussou
Head
Foundation of the Hellenic World
Virtual Reality Team
38 Poulopoulou St.
Athens
11851 Greece
Email: mr@fhw.gr
http://www.fhw.gr

Maria Roussou is Head of the Virtual Reality department at the Foundation of the Hellenic World, a cultural institution based in Athens, Greece. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Visualization from the School of Art and Design, UIC and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since 1992, her publications and research have focused on the design and evaluation of virtual environments for education, primarily with immersive Virtual Reality systems such as the CAVEŽ. She has also worked on the application of digital media in the representation of cultural information and collaborated with contemporary art museums such as the Walker Art Center to design and create interactive art education material for the Internet (ArtsConnectEd).

Maria will present Enhancing Museum Visitor Access Through Robotic Avatars Connected to the Web