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Alessandro Marianantoni

CEO MEDIARS, LLC

Alessandro Marianantoni is principal at MEDIARS LLC a company based in Los Angeles, he works internationally on artistic, cultural and entertainment based projects with an emphasis on new media and technological innovation.

He has produced and presented interactive installations in the U.S. and Europe, receiving public and private sponsorship.
Alessandro earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of L’Aquila, with a thesis on perceptual interfaces at the USC Integrated Media System Center. He then worked for several years as a researcher at the UCLA REMAP center at the School of Theater, Film and Television where he was able to expand his research in various areas of interest: Technology, Culture, the Environment and the Arts, with a unique, multi-disciplinary approach.

While predominantly based in Los Angeles, he often travels to Italy where, with public funding, he started Experimental Center MEDIARS, a non profit that endeavors to create innovation and enhance the ability of small and medium sized towns to reach out on a global scale and be heard on the international stage.

In Los Angeles Alessandro often participates at projects for entertainment industry and over the last 15 years he has designed and developed innovative projects for music, healthcare and the environment.

Due to his keen interest in art and hi-tech installations, in 2016 he created Pasadena Waterfall a 55-foot tall interactive art installation, commissioned by the City of Pasadena for the Marriott Hotel.

Until 2014 Alessandro was senior researcher, project director and principal investigator at UCLA REMAP on several initiatives spanning from research to production like building management system aspects of an NSF Future Internet Architecture initiative, fostering youth mobility through international programs, including founding and directing the UCLA International Research Program on Storytelling and Technology sponsored by the Italian Government.
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