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, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor in Media Aesthetics and Semiotics at the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Greece where she is one of the founding members of the Interactive Arts Lab. She is the head of the organizing committee of the conference “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science” and developer of the studies program concept of the Corfu Summer School in Hybrid Arts. Besides teaching at the undergraduate and graduate programs she also advises doctoral and post-Doc candidates developing their Ph.D. Arts Practice. She is a guest faculty at the Ph.D. studies program of the Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis in Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia, and a guest member of the Science Art Philosophy Lab integrated in the Center of Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. In 2013-17 she participated in the research program by COST “Appearance matters: Tackling the Physical & Psychological Consequences of Dissatisfaction with Appearance” (Action IS1210) coordinating the task group focusing on Media and Self-Narrative. Her research focus is on embodiment in the intersection of performing arts and new media.

Antonia Plerou

Antonia Plerou, Ph.D., is currently teaching at M.Sc. Program “Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics” of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University and also advises post graduate thesis of the same program. She is 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 holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in Corfu, 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 25 articles in international conferences and journals and 2 book chapters. She is an editorial board member for several journals and she has been a program committee in numerous international conferences as well. Her research focuses on the fields of Educational Neuroscience, Cognitive Science and Learning Difficulties (Dyscalculia, Algorithmic Thinking Difficulties), Neurofeedback Training, Neuronal Disorders rehabilitation with Neuroinformatics, and Artificial Intelligence.



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 has 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

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

Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

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

Kathy High, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA

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

María Antonia González Valerio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Marta de Menezes, Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal

Gunalan Nadarajan, University of Michigan, USA

Polona Tratnik, Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia

Avi Rosen, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Adam Zaretsky, School of Communication and the Arts, Marist College, USA


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

* Bioart

* Bioethics

* Pro-biological identity

* Embodiment

* Cognition Enhancement

* 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 special session, please add “On human enhancement and genome editing: the scope of Art & Science” in the title of your paper during the submission process.

Paper submission deadline for Special Sessions: May 20, 2018.

To submit your paper, please click on the following link:

More information about the submission procedure visit the following link:

or contact the special session organizers for additional details: Dalila Honorato:, Antonia Plerou: