Lily Diaz-Kommonen
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Lily Diaz-Kommonen

University of Art and Design Helsinki
Media Lab
135 C Hameentie
Helsinki Uusimaa
00500 Finland

Lily Diaz-Kommonen is professor and leader of the Systems of Representation research group at the Media Lab of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. Her research interests include digital design and its implementation in the cultural heritage sector; visualization and knowledge discovery; and Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a theoretical framework for art and design practices. In her research she has led the development of concepts and tools such as the Digital Facsimile of the Map of Mexico 1550, the Soft Ontology Layer (SOL) tool, and ImaNote (Image and Map Annotation Notebook). She has received awards for her work in design including first prize in the Nabi Digital Storytelling Award organized by Art Center Nabi in Seoul, Korea in collaboration with UNESCO and the International Council of Museums, ICOM. Her dissertation, Art, Fact, and Artifact Production was published in 2002.

Lily will present Visitors' Voices. [Paper]