-Francesca Bertacchini-

Francesca Bertacchini is a member of Evolutionary Systems Group (ESG)

Research interests
  • Edutainment
  • Virtual Storytelling
  • Communication of Science

Education and Academic
  • Master’s Degree (first level) cum laude in Literature (23 October 2006), with a graduation thesis on Advanced Systems of Edutainment, UniversitÓ della Calabria
  • Master’s Degree (second level) in Literature, Technology, Creativity and Didactics (July 2009), UniversitÓ della Calabria
  • Ph.D student by Doctoral School in Science, Technologies and Communication, UniversitÓ della Calabria

Research
  • She designed and wrote the script “Plexus” for a performance based on the Small World Network Theory; then she realized the editing of videos in Augmented Reality for the realization of the performance in a Storytelling System. Moreover, she worked on the developing of the “ImaginationTOOLS” (TM) software, and of ideas, concepts and prototypes of games to use also on mobiles.
    At the moment she is working on different topics relative to the Communication of Science using media as books, videos, exhibitions and installations of Virtual Reality. In particular, she is completing a book-interview on Chua’s circuit as paradigm of Contemporary Science, with an unpublished interview to professor L. O. Chua.

Professinal activities
  • Designer of educational environment and Edutainment by Longo & Longo srl. (from the 21st of September, 2006 to the 31st of March, 2007).

Conferecnes, Workshops and Congresses
  • Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, Arcavacata UniversitÓ della Calabria, 5-6 Settembre 2003
  • Conferenza Matematica, Arte e Industria Culturale, Cetraro (Cs), 19-21 Maggio 2005
  • CogSci 2005, XXVII Conferenza Annuale della Cognitive Science Society, Stresa Italia, 21-23 Luglio 2005
  • Welcome to the Nanotech world, ex Convento dei Minimi di Roccella Jonica (RC), 24 e 25 Luglio 2010
  • Convegno Internazionale sulle Nanotecnologie, Gagliato (CZ), 29-30 Luglio 2010
Some Recent Publications
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Bossio E. L. , Pantano P. S. , " Making scientific topics simpler: a website for learning chaos". Atti del convegno "International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED)", 8-10 Marzo Valencia, Spain., 2010, Edited by L. Gˇmez Chova, D. MartÝ Belenguer, I. Candel Torres: 2010, pp. 5845-5853.
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Pantano P. S. , Servidio R. C. , " Using LEGO Mindstorms in Higher Education Cognitive strategies in programming a quadruped robotquadruped robot". Atti del convegno "ICCE 2010", Putrajaya, Malaysia, 29-11; 03-12, 2010, A cura di Tsukasa H., Mohd Ayub A. F., Lam-for K., Wong S. L., Kong S. C., Yu F., Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia:Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, 2010, pp. 366-371.
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Pantano P. S. , Il Caos Ú semplice e tutti possono capirlo, scienza Bologna: Muzzioeditore, 2009.
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Bossio E. L. , Pantano P. S. , Vena S. , " Learning Chaos in an Interactive Virtual Museum". Atti del convegno "International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL)", Aachen Germany, 19-21/08, 2009, VIII, pp. 1-16.
  • Bilotta E. , Pantano P. S. , Bertacchini F. , " Educational Virtual Scenario for LEarning Chaos and Complex Theories". The International Journal of Virtual Reality, 2008, Vol. 7 (2), pp. 19-26.
  • Bertacchini F. , Pantano P. S. , " Caos e CreativitÓ: strumenti per l'Industria Culturale". nuova civiltÓ delle macchine, 2008, Vol. XXVI, n. (2), pp. 23-24.
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Longo G. , Mazzeo V. , Pantano P. S. , Rizzuti C. , Talarico A. , Tocci G. , " ImaginationTOOLS(TM). A 3D environment for learning and playing music". Atti del convegno "Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference (EG-IT-07)", Trento, Italia, 14-16 Febbraio, 2007, 2007, pp. 139-144.
  • Bertacchini F. , Bilotta E. , Gabriele L. , Mazzeo V. , Pantano P. S. , Rizzuti C. , Vena S. , " ImaginationTOOLS(TM): Made to play music". Atti del convegno "Edutainment 2007, 2nd International Conference in E-Learning and Games", Hong Kong, China, 11-13 Giugno, 2007, 2007, Vol. 4, pp. -
  • Bertacchini F. , Senatore C. , Talarico A. , " Plexus: an interactive story telling system based on the small-world networks model". Atti del convegno "Generative Art", Milano, 15-17 Dicembre, 2005, A cura di Soddu C., 2005, pp. 139-149.