Lily Diaz-Kommonen

Professori
Professori
A806 Department of Art and Media

Lily Díaz research interests are focused in: 1. New media platforms that could be developed to illuminate knowledge in the arts and the humanities 2. Virtual reality as a new genre 3. Design research practice and theory; 4. Combined use of anthropology and new media to promote human-centred design.

Her experience as principal investigator in projects related to development and implementation of digital technologies for cultural heritage. She is an active participant (as well as leader) in national and international research projects.

In 2015 she was appointed full professor of new media at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. As Head of Research she is responsible for the Doctoral Studies in the Media Lab Helsinki. In the MA studies programme she teaches design research and information visualization design. 

Significant research projects include the Raisio Archeology Archive created as part of the Illuminating History Through the Eyes of Media project funded by the Academy of Finland during the Research on Information framework; the Digital Facsimile of the Map of Mexico 1550 project that received First Prize in the Nabi Digital Storytelling International Competition of Intangible Heritage organized by Art Center Nabi in South Korea and UNESCO; the Interactive Virtual Reality Installation of the Pavilion of Finland at the 1900 World Fair in Paris developed as part of the TEKES funded HandsOn project and also in collaboration with faculty and students at Media Lab and University of Helsinki; the Interactive Virtual Reality Installation of Vrouw Maria, that was awarded a Special Mention of the Jury in the research category of the 2015 Europa Nostra digital cultural heritage competition and the Interactive Diorama-Rembrandt, 1632 installation showcased at Ars Electronica 2017 and Helsinki Public Library (Oodi) 2019. (See http://sysrep.aalto.fi/research/)

She has written over 90 publications in areas related to art, design, heritage and new media. Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture an anthology published by Routledge in 2015 (co-edited with Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Martin Sondegaard and Maria Engberg) and Adaptation and Convergence of Media (co-edited with Magda Dragu and Leena Eilitta) and published by Aalto ARTS Books in 2019  are among her latests result as an author.

Full researcher profile
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Osaamisalueet

Digital Cultural Heritage, Design, Cultural anthropology, Human-computer interaction, New media

Palkinnot

Special mention of the jury in the research and digitalisation category to Vrouw Maria interactive 3D simulation

The interactive installation of the Vrouw Maria underwater cultural heritage site was realised as a collaboration between the National Board of Antiquities, The Maritime Museum of Finland and the Department of Media, Media Lab. http://www.europanostra.fi/europa-nostra/suomalaiset-palkitut/
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Jun 2015

First Prize in Nabi Digital Storytelling International Competition of Intangible Heritage, Seoul, South Korea

The competition was organized in line with the International<br/>Council of Museums, ICOM 2004 and with the support of ICOM, AVICOM, the<br/>Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU), and UNESCO.
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Oct 2004

Dean's publishing grant awarded to Lily Díaz and Systems of Representation research group

The award of is given to Lily Díaz and the Systems of Representation research group for work on the The Pavilion of Finland at the 1900 World Fair in Paris short documentary film.
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Oct 2013

Fulbright research scholarship 1990-1991

The scholarship was granted for carrying out independent research at the Archive of the Indies in Seville, Spain.
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Jan 1990

Young Researcher Award

The award was given by the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) in Finland for work towards dissertation
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Jan 1995

Research scholarship

Four years grant awarded to the Illuminating History: Through the Eyes of Media by the Academy of Finland programme on Research on Information (Tiedontutkimus, phase 1)
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Jan 1996

Dean's publishing grant to Professor Lily Díaz and her team

The Systems of Representation group led by Lily Díaz promoting research in digital cultural heritage has done significant work in combining research and artistic activities in their projects that have attracted international attention. Students and researchers in the Department of Media have worked in long-term collaboration with the National Board of Antiquities in the Re-discovering Vrouw Maria project, the results of which were showcased in an exhibition in 2011-2012. Professor Diaz has encouraged her students to publish their work in international forums, while she has personally published articles in such high-quality journals as Digital Creativity.
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Oct 2012

Student prize: St. George and the Dragon: Design and Production of a Cultural Heritage Museum Installation Using Media Archaeology.

Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts 2018
Palkinto tai huomionosoitus tuotoksesta Median laitos Jan 2018

Julkaisut

DEBATE, PART 2

Bruce Altshuler, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Sarah Kenderdine, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás 2021 Hybrid Museums Symposium Proceedings

Review on Techniques to Measure Spatial Affordances in VR Environment

Tania Miranti Chumaira, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Luis Emilio Bruni 2021 COGNITIVE PROCESSING

Accessible Immersive Platforms for Virtual Exhibitions involving Cultural Heritage

Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Gautam Vishwanath 2021 Electronic Imaging &amp; the Visual Arts, EVA 2021 Florence

Performance-Oriented Research Promoting Community Engagement Museum Activities

Lily Diaz-Kommonen 2021 Hybrid Museums Symposium Proceedings

Enabling multiple voices in the museum: Challenges and Approaches

Paul Mulholland, Enrico Daga, Marilena Daquino, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Aldo Gangemi, Tsvika Kuflik, Alan Weckler, Mark Mguire, Silvio Peroni, Sofia Pescari 2021 Digital Culture & Society

Towards Advanced Interfaces for Citizen Curation

Luis Bruni, Enrico Daga, Rossana Damiano, Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Tsvi Kuflik, Antonio Lieto, Aldo Gangemi, Paul Mulholland, Silvio Peroni, Sofia Pescarin, Alan Weckler 2020 Proceedings of the AVI2CH Workshop on Advanced and Visual Interfaces and Interactions in Cultural Heritage

Chronicles of an Art and Science Collaboration

Lily Diaz-Kommonen, Gautam Vishwanath, Juan Carlos Duarte Regino, Emil Lindfors 2020

Ontología y narrativa en los sistemas de inteligencia artificial, una mirada antropológica

Lily Diaz-Kommonen 2020 Inteligencia artificial y datos masivos en archivos digitales, sonoros y audiovisuales