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Personal Profile

A positive and enthusiastic person who is a keen and dynamic, able to when necessary, to work by himself. Possesses a great passion for the job and would like to convey his passion to other people. This is career his has come increasingly to feel is suited to his outgoing personality and ambitious nature. As a career is important to him he has always felt that mobility is a necessary factor to success.

 

Work Experience

  • Feb 2019 – Present: Associate Professor, United International College Associate Professor in Media, Cinema e TV, Division of Culture and Creativity Beijing Normal University- Hong Kong Baptist University Zhuahi (CN)

  • Feb 2015 – Jan 2019 Associate Professor, New York Institute of Technology (USA) Associate Professor in Media Production and Communication Beijing campus (CN)

  • Sept 2014 – July 2015 Assistant Professor, Communication University of China Professor in the Faculty of International Media (ICUC) Beijing (CN)

  • From Feb 2014 - Present Selection member, Tokyo Anime Award Festival Selection member of the International Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2016 (http://animefestival.jp/en/festival/competition/panel-of-judge/) Tokyo (JP)

  • Sept 2009 – Sept 2014 Research fellow, University of Zurich Conducted research regarding the creative industries in China. https://data.snf.ch/grants/grant/127250 Zurich(CH)

  • Sept 2011 – August 2014 Content analyst Monitored programmes for public television NHK world and Japan International Broadcasting (jibtv ) Japan. remotely from Lugano (CH)

  • May 2012 – July 2012 Visiting fellow, Communication University of China Department of Communication Studies Institute of CUC, Prof. Luo Qing Conducted research regarding the production strategy of animation with New Media in China. Beijing(CN)

  • Jan 2011 – Dec 2011 Research fellow, University of Westminster Department of Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), Prof. Colin Sparks Conducted research regarding the distribution strategy of animation with New Media in China. London (UK)

  • Jan 2010- July 2010 Assistant professor, University of Lugano Assistant professor in 'Communication in television' led by Prof. Ursula Ganz-Blaetller. Lugano (CH)

  • August 2009 Promoter, Summer School Film Festival of Locarno Member of the organizing Staff of the IX Film Summer School "Animated Metamorphoses: The Changing Culture in Contemporary Animation". Locarno (CH)

  • March 2009 – Sept 2009 Research fellow, University of Lugano Conducted quantitative research on social networks on behalf of the Italian Swiss Radio television in cooperation with the University of Lugano. Lugano (CH)

  • Feb 2009 – June 2009 Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University of Lugano Held lessons entitled 'How to create a television format' for the course of Master of Science in communication led by Prof. Michele Sorice. Lugano (CH)

  • August 2008 Researcher, University of Lugano Conducted qualitative research on 'Quality and service of the programmes of SSR'. On behalf of the SSR in cooperation with the University of Lugano. Lugano (CH)

  • Jan 2008 - July 2014 Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University of Lugano Led course: How to create a documentary the course of History, theory and technique of the documentary organized by the Prof. Cristina Lasagni Lugano (CH)

  • Jan 2008 - July 2014 Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University of Lugano Led course: How to create a Radio programs for Radio Communication course organized by the Prof. Ruth Hungerbuehler. Lugano (CH)

  • April - July 2008 Research fellow, University Bocconi (Milan) Quantitative and qualitative research on the fruition of the New Media entitled 'A look towards the future: Use and strategies of the new media in Switzerland looking at the new technology already used in Japan'. On behalf of the University Bocconi of Milan (IT). Ticino (CH), Tokyo (JP), Seoul (KR)

  • Jan- June 2008 Assistant Professor, University of Lugano Led course: Editing Audio and video Lugano (CH)

  • Sept - Dec 2007 Research fellow, University of Helsinki Scholarship awarded by the University of Italian Switzerland Conducted research on the fruition of the New Media Helsinki (FIN)

Education

  • 2009 - 2015 PhD, University of Lugano (Faculty of Science in Communication) In partnership University of Zurich (ProDoc, Cinema and Media studies, https://www.film.uzh.ch/en/research/projects/phdprogrammes/prodoc.html), Conducted research regarding the Creative industries in China, Chinese Animation Industry. Lugano, Zurich (CH)

  • 2006 - 2008 Master of Science in Communication, Major in Media Management, University of Lugano Master's thesis entitled 'Screens inside the TV seen from the big screen' Mark: 10/10 Lugano (CH)

  • 2002 - 2004 Civic School of Cinema and Television and New Media Specialization: Camera and sound operator (MFA now). Degree title 'Digital photography' Mark: 10/10 Milano (IT)

  • 2003 Informatics High School (ITC) of Maglie ECDL (European Computer Driving License) Maglie (IT)

  • 1996 - 2003 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fine Arts D.A.M.S. University of Bologna (Bachelor + Master degree) Specialization: Cinema/TV and media Studies. Degree title 'The evolution of the fruition of the television' Mark: 96/110 Bologna (IT)

  • 1991 - 1995 Accounting and commercial private Institute "Giacomo Leopardi" Accountant High School Diploma Lecce (IT)

  • 1988 - 1991 Secondary school "Dante Alighieri" Secondary School Diploma Corsano (IT)

 

Additional education experience

2013,Blue Mountain Training Solutions: Animation Master Package Course (74 hours), Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).

2013, Wesleyan University, Cursera: Statement of Accomplishment, The Language of Hollywood: Storytelling, Sound, and Color.

2009, University of Lugano: Staff editor of publication: Observatory of media in China. Published: articles regarding cinema of Chinese animation and new technology.

2002, Edited course with AVID held by Stefano Barnaba, winner of the “David of Donatello” prize 2006.

2001, Seminar of editing with the cutting table held by the teacher Alberto Grifi.

2000, University of Bologna: Seminar of Cinema Photography by Sandro De Pascalis, Cinema steadycam operator.

1996 - 2003  , University of Bologna: participated in seminars held by: Peter Brook, Judith Manila, Eugenio Barba with J. Grotowskj and Luca Ronconi.

1996 - 2004  , Actor and assistant director at the Gibus theatre in Bologna with the Director Ms. Vladimira Cantoni.

 

       

Publications 

Book Projects

  • De Masi V. (2024-5), Creative industries in China, New strategy of production and distribution of animation, accepted and ready to be published by Springer for Techonologija KTU (Leidykla Technologija).

  • De Masi V. (2024-5), Editor, Cultural Adaptation Process in Chinese Social Media, Global Media and China, December 2024.

  • De Masi V. (2024-5), Beyond Work: The Metaverse as the New Frontier of Decisional Creative Leisure.

  • De Masi V. (2024-5), The Metaverse Frontier: Exploring the Intersection of AI, Emerging Technologies, and Virtual Worlds. Mediastudies.press. Under approval.

 

Book Chapters

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), Unlocking the Potential of AI-Powered Metaverse for Development in the Global South, in AI: Socio-Cultural Perspectives from the Global South, The Russian Sociological Review. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), The Evolution of Chinese Animation: From Historical Roots to the AI Era, in Asian Cinema (Journal) ISSN 1059440X , ONLINE ISSN 20496710. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), Exploring the Convergence of Traditional Chinese Aesthetics and Emerging Metaverse Technologies: A Case Study Analysis, in Special Issue: “In Cooperation, In Conflict, and In Coexistence: Locating Empirical Design-Based Research Territories in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence(s)”. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), Framing the Metaverse and AI: A Comparative Analysis of Media Discourse and Public Perception in China and the West, in Artificial intelligence and human perception: media discourse and public opinion. The volume will be published in open access in the series Methods and perspectives. Studies in Linguistics, Philology and Literature, FrancoAngeli. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), The Potential of Fiction Filmmaking as a Research Tool, in The Potential of Fiction Filmmaking as a Research Tool, Staffordshire University. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2025), Sustainable Game Design in China's Metaverse: Pioneering Practices and Future Directions for your upcoming book, Towards Sustainable Game Design 2024 : Towards Sustainable Game Design: The Game Needs to Change, Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group). Under approval.

  • De Masi V., Di, Q., LI S., Song Y. (2024), Time and the Metaverse: Exploring Temporality in Roblox, Special Issue of the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. Under approval.

  • De Masi V., LI S. Song Y. (2024), Exploring the Intersection of the Metaverse and Social Media in China: A Comprehensive Analysis (esm-108) to the European Conference on Social Media Research (ECSM 2024), conference proceeding publication in a double blind peer-review journal. Accepted under review 2024-25. https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/ecsm/.

  • De Masi V., LI S. Song Y. (2024), Leveraging Generative AI in China's Metaverse-Educational Ecosystem: Innovations, Challenges, and Perspectives, European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, which is a double-blind peer-review journal. Accepted under review 2024-25. https://www2.cloud.editorialmanager.com/eurodl/default2.aspx.

  • De Masi V., LI S. Song Y. (2024), Above and beyond the control: exploring the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence in AI Amok, Beyond Networks of Domination: Rethinking Machinic Media, Digitality & Cinema of our Times, Interactive Film & Media Journal conference proceeding publication in a double-blind peer-review journal. Accepted under review 2024-25. https://journals.library.torontomu.ca/index.php/InteractiveFilmMedia/IFM2024.

  • De Masi V., LI S. (2024), Metaverse Content Creation: Unveiling Patterns and Trends in the Burgeoning Virtual Realm, Guided by Artistic Canons and AI, in the Youth and Globalization Vol. 6, Issue 1 (June 2024) “Cultural production in East Asia and its global journeys”, under publication 2024.10.

  • De Masi V., LI S. (2024), Asian Futurisms - Linking Asia's Digital Imagination to the World, The realistic Vision of AI collapses in the Japanese Film AI Amok (2020), accepted and ready to be published by SCOPUS-listed and influential IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies, accepted 2023.09. under publication 2024.09.

  • De Masi V., Di Viggiano A. (2020), Social Media: An Overview - What’s happening in China?,  Political Science Association of Kasetsart University, ISBN:2539-6331.

  • De Masi V. (2018), How social media have changed the creative industry of short video in China, Akademika Nusa International (Association of Social Sciences and Humanities), ID: SBTM-048-ANI124.

  • De Masi V. (2017), The Importance of the Western Literature in the Japanese Animation of the 1970s and 1980s, IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, Published by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan (2017). SSN: 2186-229X

De Masi V., Yan Han (2016),in by Peter Lang in

  • De Masi V., Yan Han (2015), The new phase of animation industry in China in the volume Creative Districts around the World, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, (ISBN/EAN: 978‐90‐819011‐3‐0).

  • De Masi V., Yan Han (May 2014), Animation, a new method of educational communication in China, in Media and Education in the Digital Age: a critical introduction, Peter Lang Academic Research (ISBN 978-3-631-65154-4).

  • De Masi V. (2013), Miss Puff, a new way of communication in China, KOME Hungarian Communication Studies Association, (ISSN 2063-7330).

  • Benecchi E., De Masi V. (2013), Media Management in Disaster Events: A Case Study of Japanese Earthquake in ‘Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management’, IGI Global, (ISBN-13: 9781466636583, LCC:T56).

  • Benecchi E., Chen C. C., De Masi V. (2011), Animated Canons. The Canons of Animation between the East and the West  in ‘Il canone cinematografico the film canon’, Grafiche Risma, Roveredo in Piano (PN) March 2011, p. 307-312 (ISBN: 978-88-8420-663-3).

 

 

Online Journal Articles

 

Conference Papers

  • De Masi V., Japanese animation as a model of cross-cultural communication, ICA Preconference, Fukuoka 2016

  • De Masi V., Yan Han, Media in China: The Creativity of the Chinese Animation in the Soft Power Era, Udine 2013.

  • Chen C. C. , De Masi V., The Interplay Between Regulation and the Market in China’s Animation Industry, University of Oxford Press 2012.

  • De Masi V. and  Jingwei A.  P., “Pili” culture: old artistic puppet traditions alive. The socio-cultural perception of the puppet tradition in the Taiwanese animation.

  • Chen C. C. , De Masi V., Negro G., Zhang Z. , To Live or To Die - The struggle of Chinese Film Productions’ International Approaching, Hong Kong.

  • Benecchi E., De Masi V., Culture Television and disaster mitigation, What can we learn from Japanese Televisions’ Disaster Coverage, Japanese Media Studies Research Workshop (April 19-20, 2012),  at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art .

  • De Masi V. , (Japanese Games market) Da Pac Man a Super Mario. Il sistema dell’industria videoludica in Giappone.

  • De Masi V., Negro G., Zhang Z., Discovering Miss Puff, an example of economic and cultural success within the context of the Chinese Videosharing service, University of Southern California (May 21-22, 2012), 10th Chinese Internet Research Conference.

  • Chen C. C. , De Masi V., Negro G., “Animation "created in China" between cultural "hybridization" and new technologies opportunities” , Renmin University of China and the China Media Center (July 1-3, 2011), University of Westminster, School of journalism and communication The new landscape of global communication.

  • Chen C. C. De Masi V., “Chinese animation ‘attacks’ the world”, City University of Hong Kong (December 10 -12, 2010) Global Communication, Local Perspectives.

  • Chen C. C. De Masi V., “Animation With Chinese Characteristics? The Case of The Three Kingdoms” ,Iafor (International Academic Forum October 28-30 2010) Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2010.

  • Chen C. C. De Masi V., "Animation with Chinese Characteristics: Exploring Chinese Animation in the International Scenario" Min-Hsiung Chiayi, National Chung Cheng University (July 3- 5, 2010), the 4th International Conference on Digital Communication.

  • Benecchi E., Chen C. C., De Masi V., “Chinese Animation between Tradition and Modernity” Lingnan University (June 17-21, 2010), 8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference.

 

 

Conference, Seminar, Forum, Festival and Symposium

  • Zhuhai, End-of-year UIC Academic Drinks: utopian and dystopian futures with genAI, The Age of Generative AI: Redefining Work, Leisure, and Society in the Metaverse, Tuesday 21 May at 4:00-6:00 pm.

  • Zhuhai, The Role of Metaverse in Teaching & Diversity, International Symposium on Liberal Arts in a Global Context, Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, May 8, 2024.

  • Hainan Lingshui, AI Video Generation Meets the Metaverse: Exploring New Frontiers in Immersive Content Creation, International Digital Content Industry Platform Team (在清水湾绿城威斯汀酒店会议大厅召开海), April 14-15, 2024.

  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang University, The Role of the Metaverse in Shaping and Preserving Cultural Villages in China, workshop in Pai Zha Village, Taijiang County, Kaili City, Qiandongnan, Guizhou, April 8-12, 2024.

  • Zhuhai (CN), Zhuhai-Italy Economic and Cultural Promotion Conference, series of meetings with Zhuhai administration, January 8, 2024.

  • Beijing (CN), the Meeting of European Researchers in China in Social Sciences and Humanities is scheduled for S at the Landmark Towers and Hotel. The agenda includes discussions on the use of A.I. in academia, particularly in the context of social sciences and humanities, as well as the sharing of best practices in publishing within these fields in China, November 25, 2023.

  • Beijing (CN), The Fourth Forum of European Researchers in China will commence with a Welcome Address by H.E. Jorge Toledo Albiñana, the Ambassador of the European Union to China, November 24, 2023.

  • Nanchang (CN), 2023 World Conference on VR Industry, invited guest 18-20 October 2023.   

  • Shenzhen (CN), 2023 International Conference on the Protection and Development of Nantou Ancient City, Unearthing the Metaverse: Connecting Past, Culture, and Future through Archaeology, Shenzhen Municipality, 28 August 2023.

  • Xi’an (CN), Art and Technology International Innovation Forum, Civilization and Aesthetic Education, Science Innovation, Art programs cooperation with Veneto Region, Italy - An Inspiring Journey for Chinese Students, Xi'an Eurasia University, 7-8 July 2023.

  • Shenzhen (CN), RE-GENERATION: Design & New Technologies for a sustainable and Better Future, Enhancing Sustainability and a Brighter Future with the Metaverse and AI, European Chamber of Commerce, Italian Trade Agency, Italian Chamber of Commerce China, 30 June – 2 July 2023.

  • Jinhua (CN), International Workshop on the"过去的创新-The Sustainable Design of Historical Settlement by using Ecovillage strategy, protection and restoration technology", Italian Neorealism: A Cinematic Revolution, Zhejiang University, College Of Civil Engineering And Architecture, 23-28 June 2023.

  • Shenzhen (CN), 6th Media Practice Teaching Innovation Seminar and the Inaugural Meeting of the 3rd Council of the Experimental Teaching Professional Committee of the China University Film and Television Society (第六届传媒实践教学创新研讨会暨中国高校影视学会实验教学专业委员会第三届理事会成立大会), Metaverse and VR platforms for intercultural learning, 20th May, 2023.

  • Guangzhou (CN), EURAXESS China's Science Communication Training 2023. How to use cutting-edge tools like GPT-3 and the Science Slam Brainstormer to communicate your research more effectively. 24th March 2023. 

  • Beijing (CN), University of Missouri and Communication University of China, Practical Teaching in International Education - Veneto Summer School case study, Webinar on Innovation Pathways and Quality Assurance of China-Foreign Joint Education on 19th December, 2022.

  • Beijing (CN), The Trajectory of Emerging Media & Technology Companies: Transnational Businesses, Transcultural Communications, Intercultural experience learning in Metaverse and VR world, Organizer: China Media Observatory, Università della Svizzera Italian (Lugano, Switzerland) and Journal of Transcultural Communication (De Gruyter) and Co-organizer : School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University Institute for a Community with Shared Future, Communication University of China, November 18, 2022.

  • Shanghai (CN), 3rd annual Forum of European Researchers in China, EURAXESS China co-organized with the EU Delegation in China and the EU-China Partnership Facility. November 11, 2022.

  • Nanchang (CN), 2022 World Conference on VR Industry, invited guest 19-20 October 2022.   

  • Novi Sad (CS), Workshop of ECREA, Audience and Reception Studies Section, Methodological Challenges of Doing Audience Research in (post) Covid Times, Research Challenges in (post) Covid Times in China, University of Novi Sad, Department of Media Studies Doctor of Philosophy, October 14, 2022.

  • Venice (IT), 2022 Venice Film Festival, presented the Film Summer School video, Our Summer, September 8, 2022.

  • Zhuhai (CN), Chair of the Panel I The Crises of the Human World and Thought Experiments in Contemporary Science fiction, International Conference: Asian Futurisms - Linking Asia's Digital Imagination to the World May 20, 2022.

  • Zhuhai (CN), International Conference: Asian Futurisms - Linking Asia's Digital Imagination to the World, The Realistic Vision of AI collapses in the Japanese Film AI Amok (2020), May 20-21, 2022.

  • Suzhou (CN), Research Seminar Lecture about Social media in China, video-sharing and social networking service, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, May 9, 2022.

  • Shanghai (CN), Shanghai University, International Communication Forum, Media Convergence in Global Comparative Perspectives, VR future, 24-25 October 2021.

  • Nanchang (CN), 2021 World Conference on VR Industry, invited guest 19-20 October 2021.

  • Venice (IT), 2021 Venice Film Festival, presented the Film Summer School video, We Resist We Can Do It, 3-5 September 2021.

  • Beijing (CN) 2021 European Research and Innovation Days China and the Forum of European Researchers in China, The Delegation of the European Union, through the Europe-China Partnership Facility, co-organized by EURAXESS China at the European Delegation in Beijing on 24 and 25 June 2021.

  • Venice (IT), 2020 Venice Film Festival, presented the Film Summer School video, The beauty of walled cities Veneto, 3-5 September 2020.

  • Zhangjiajie (CN), 2019 SRCIC Silk Road Business Summit in Zhangjiajie City, to present the Film Summer School as an example of cultural exchange.

  • Seoul (SKR), Yonsei University, Centre of Work Science Research Workshop, my lecture dealt with the jobs offered by social media, 10-14 December 2018.

  • Nanchang (CN), 2018 World Conference on VR Industry, my lecture dealt with the evolution of  3D in the Chinese animation movies .

  • Lugano (CH), Università della Svizzera italiana, Keynote Speech, 5th International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference, Social Media: An Overview - What’s happening in China?,  28-31 May 2018.

  • Seoul (SKR), 19th International Conference on Social Sciences, Business, Technology and Management, How social media have changed the creative industry of short video in China, Ambassador Seoul Myeongdong, 19-20 April 2018.

  • Seoul (SKR), Yonsei University, Co-chair, 2nd Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference, Yonsei University, The world of the Chinese apps and their influence on the new generation, 21-24 February 2018.

  • Tianjin (CN), Tianjin University, Record History for the Future International Symposium on Literature and Cultural Heritage Protection of Professor Feng Jicai, 19-22 September 2017.

  • London (GB), Kingston University, Teenage Kicks: Global teenage cultures, representations and practices (2017), The world of the Chinese apps and their influence on the new generation (9- 10 September 2017).

  • Kobe (JP), IAFOR conference (2017), The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities, The Asian Conference on Literature, 31 March 2017. Title The Importance of the Western Literature in the Japanese Animation of the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Fukuoka (JP), ICA Preconference (2016), Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History, Japanese animation as a model of cross-cultural communication, ICA Sponsored by the Communication History Division Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel, 9 June 2016.

  • Shanghai (CN), Shanghai University, International Communication Forum, Media Convergence in Global Comparative Perspectives, 23-26 October 2015.

  • Milan (IT), NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (19-21 June 2014), Creative Energies Creative Industries, title New Media in China: The Animation Impact in Soft Power Era.

  • Stuttgart (D), International Festival of Animated Film /Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Thursday, April 25 2013, Created in China”:The New Age of Chinese

  • Animation Production, Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich and Lugano) and Yan Han (Communication University of China).

  • Gorizia/Ud. (IT), University of Gorizia and Udine XX International Film Studies Conference, Title Media in China: The Creativity of the Chinese Animation in the Soft Power Era, Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich and Lugano) and Yan Han (Communication University of China). (March 13-15, 2013).

  • Hong Kong, Baptist University and the China Media Center (UK) (June 15-17, 2012), Chinese Culture on the World Stage, Title “To Live or To Die - The struggle of Chinese Film Productions’ International Approaching” Chwen Chwen Chen (University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich), Gianluigi Negro (CMO, University of Lugano) University of Lugano, Zhang Zhan (CMO, University of Lugano).

  • Oxford (GB), University of Oxford, (June 15-16, 2012), China Copyright and Media, The law and policy of China's news and entertainment media, Title “The Interplay Between Regulation and the Market in China’s Animation Industry”, Chwen Chwen Chen (University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich).

  • Los Angeles (USA), University of Southern California (May 21-22, 2012), 10th Chinese Internet Research Conference, Tittle “Discovering Miss Puff, an example of economic and cultural success within the context of the Chinese Videosharing service.” Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich), Gianluigi Negro (CMO, University of Lugano) University of Lugano, Zhang Zhan (CMO, University of Lugano).

  • Udine (IT), University of Udine (March 20-22, 2012), XIX International Film Studies Conference, Title “Pili” Culture: Old Artistic Puppet Traditions Alive. The Socio-Cultural Perception of the Puppet Tradition in the Taiwanese Animation, Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich) and Amy Piao Jingwei (University of Westminster).

  • Northwick (GB), Japanese Media Studies Research Workshop (April 19-20, 2012), at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Culture Television and disaster mitigation, What can we learn from Japanese Televisions’ Disaster Coverage, Eleonora Benecchi (IMeG, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich).

  • Beijing (CN), Renmin University of China and the China Media Center (July 1-3, 2011), University of Westminster, School of journalism and communication The new landscape of global communication Title “Animation "created in China" between cultural "hybridization" and new technologies opportunities” Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich), Gianluigi Negro (University of Lugano);

  • Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong (December 10 -12, 2010) Global Communication, Local Perspectives, Title “Chinese animation ‘attacks’ the world” Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich);

  • Osaka (JP), Iafor (International Academic Forum October 28-30 2010) Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2010, Title“Animation With Chinese Characteristics? The Case of The Three Kingdoms”, Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich);

  • Beijing(CN), Peking University (July 9-11, 2010), The 11th China Communication Conference “New Media, Diverse Cultures and Global Communication: Challenge, Engage and Change”, Title “Chinese Animation on the Global Stage” Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich);

  • Taipei (TW), Min-Hsiung Chiayi, National Chung Cheng University (July 3- 5, 2010), the 4th International Conference on Digital Communication, Title "Animation with Chinese Characteristics: Exploring Chinese Animation in the International Scenario" Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich);

  • Honk Kong, Lingnan University (June 17-21, 2010), 8th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Title “Chinese Animation between Tradition and Modernity” Eleonora Benecchi (IMeG, University of Lugano), Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich);

  • Gorizia/Ud.(IT), University of Gorizia and Udine (March 16-18, 2010), XVII International Film Studies Conference, Title “Animated Canons. The Canons of Animation between the East and the West” Eleonora Benecchi (IMeG, University of Lugano), Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich).

 

Panel

  • Istanbul (June 21-23, 2010) NECS - European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, Title panel “Blockbuster Mentality” Eleonora Benecchi (IMeG, University of Lugano), Chwen Chwen Chen (CMO, University of Lugano), Marco Cucco (IMeG, University of Lugano), Title “Discovering blockbuster animation: the Astroboy case study” Vincenzo De Masi (University of Zurich).

 

Poster

  • Lugano, University of Lugano (Wednesday 26th May 2010) EpiDay Second USI-Com Young Scholars Research Day, Title Chinese Animation into Tradition and Modernity (中国动画产业在传统与现代之间)

Oral Presentations/ Lectures

  • Beijing, Communication University of China (ICUC), Veneto Film Summer School: Fostering Cultural Exchange and Creativity in Cinematic Education, April, 2024.

  • Xi'an (CN), Xi'an Eurasia University, Empowering Aspiring Video makers: An Academic and Creative Journey in Veneto Film Summer School , April, 2024.

  • Shanghai, Shanghai Publishing and Printing Technology University, Unlocking the Metaverses, Thrilling Odyssey into VR Realms and Al Wonders, April 2, 2024.

  • Zhuhai, UIC, I've organized a discussion and screening titled Navigating the Future of Cinema: AI's Role in Reinventing Film and Video Content Production. Guest speakers: Dr. Bill Aitchison, Mr. Robert Earl Barracano, and Mr. Andrew Peat. In collaboration with the School of Creative Arts and Culture, Cinema and Media Department, United International College. April 20, 2024.

  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang University, Lecture about Architectural cinematic: Decoding the Spatial Spectacle in German Expressionist Cinema, December 19, 2023.

  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang University, Lecture about Beyond Boundaries: Navigating the Virtual Frontier – A Journey into VR Content and AI's Influence on the Metaverse, Zhejiang University, December 18, 2023.

  • Xi'an (CN), Lecture about Exploring the Boundless: A Journey Through Metaverse Realms, Xi'an Eurasia University, November 21, 2023.

  • Guangzhou (CN), The 8th EU-China Literary Festival will feature a lecture on 'Marco Polo's Journey Through Time: Contrasting 'Il Milione' and the 1982 Miniseries.' This event is in anticipation of the 700th anniversary celebration of Marco Polo's death and is supported by the European Union.

  • Beijing (CN), Lecture about Enhancing Intercultural Learning through Metaverse and VR platforms at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) in Denver, Colorado, USA and China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, 27th June 2023.

  • Shanghai, Shanghai Publishing and Printing Technology University, Heightening International Education through Practical Teaching, 14th March 2023.

  • Shanghai, Shanghai Publishing and Printing Technology University, Exploring the Metaverse: Revolutionizing the AR/VR World, 13th March 2023.

  • Beijing, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Exploring the Metaverse: Revolutionizing the AR/VR World, 9th March 2023.

  • Zhuhai, lecture at Zhongshan University, about Ancient Roman in the modern time. May 2022.

  • Shanghai, lecture at Shanghai Publishing and Printing University, about What VR? Prospective of Metaverse, October 23, 2021.

  • Shanghai, Lecture on VR fiction contents at Shanghai Publishing and Printing Technology University 22nd October 2021.

  • Beijing, 7th November 2019, Lecturer VR Workshop NYIT Beijing , Communication University of China (ICUC, 中国传媒大学)

  • Seoul, Dec 2018, Centre of Work Science Research Workshop, Yonsei University, my lecture dealt with the jobs offered by social media.

  • Shanghai, May 2015, Lecture, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Creative industries in Europe, the role of animation in European market and policies to support the local animation.

  • Zurich, March 2013, University of Zurich, presentation of the project about the creative industry of the animation, supervised by Prof. Margrit Troller, Prof. Veronica Rall and Prof. Marielle Berton.

  • Beijing(CN), July 2012, Lecture, Communication University of China “Media in China” Market and Strategy of Chinese Animation in the Summer School,  Media Policy, Business and Practice in the Digital Age.

  • London, April 2011, University of Westminster, presentation of the project about the creative Media in China, supervised by Prof. Colin Sparks and Prof. Hugo de Burgh.

  • Lugano (CH), May 2010, Lecturer, University of Lugano, Led introduction of the course catalogue of the University of the Italian Switzerland to the high schools students in St. Galles and Zurich.     

  • Lugano (CH), March 2010, Lecturer, University of Lugano,  Led workshop entitled ‘How to create a television series and web-series’ in connection with the course ‘Communication in television’ led by Prof. Ursula Ganz-Blaetller.

           

  

 

Languages

Italian:Mother Tongue

English Advanced certificate (C1), Westminster Academy London (6 months 2011). http://www.westminsteracademy.co.uk/

French:Good – A2 Centre international Antibes

Japanese:A1, Scuola cantonale Lugano (2010) and every day practice

 

Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Audacity

Final Cut Pro (Mac OSX) Excellent

Avid

Adobe Premiere: Excellent

Protools

CSS

Sound forge

Operative Systems Macintosh e Windows: Excellent

 

Areas of expertise

Creative Industries in Asia

VR/AR/MR Contents

Filmmaking

Cultural and Creative Industries

Audiovisuals maker

Media and Cinema studies

Asian and animation studies

Creative media

New and Digital Media

History of Art

 

Site experience / Documentaries written and directed

All video clips available for viewing at www.vincenzodemasi.com

Showreel http://youtu.be/-am8vPjvpps

 

DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

  • 2022 – Our Summer. Producer, documentary.

  • 2022 - Before and After, the Veneto seen through the eyes of Chinese students. Producer, documentary.

  • 2022 - YELLOW AND BLUE (Gabrielė Goštautaitė - 2022), Director and editor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFURQKyWXRU

  • 2021 – Antonio Grinzato, painting restoration, producer, documentary.

  • 2021 – We Resist We Can Do It, producer, documentary.

  • 2019 - The Beauty of Walled City, promotion documentary.

  • 2018 - I love Veneto, Documentary. Producer

  • From 2015 – present, producer and director of documentaries, radio programs and audiovisuals contents for ICUC of Beijing

  • 2015 - The Peony Pavilion  (牡丹亭)(Short film)

  • 2015 - Il giardino di Zoe, Director (Documentary)

  • From 2009 – 2014, producer and director of documentaries, radio programs and audiovisuals contents for USI of Lugano

  • 2009 - (R) esistere (videoclip)

  • 2009 - New generation (Pilot - TV-Format, http://youtu.be/5d04kqkd0lQ)

  • 2008 - Elena dei ZetaZero (videoclip)

  • 2007  - Kronos (medium-length film, http://youtu.be/36H1DbRgrgk)

  • 2007  - L'aurora (Film, http://youtu.be/-VuHJIoPd7g)

  • 2006 – FIFA World Cup (Documentary)

  • 2006  - Amen  (Short film), http://youtu.be/tRChYSbRWoM)

  • 2005  - Il nome del padre, del figlio e dello spirito santo (Film)

  • 2004  - Nero (medium-length film)

  • 2003  - Il vestito del Prete (medium-length film)

  • 2002  - Del Figlio (medium-length film)

  • 2001  - La devozione per Santa Marina (Documentary)

  • 2000  - Se Dio Vuole (Short film)

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND OTHER ROLES

  • 2010 - Sguardo da uomo directed by Federico Rizzo (assistant director)

  • 2005 - Lievi crepe sul muro di cinta directed by Federico Rizzo (assistant director)

  • 2002-2004-  TV Director, assistant director, Camera and sound operator at the Teatri Milanesi (Elfo, Filodrammatici, Litta ecc..

  • 2004  - Tango directed by Eriola Fiore (Director of Photograpy)

  • 2003  - L’attimo directed by  Federico Rizzo (production assistant, http://youtu.be/bDDKdabNfUw)

  • 2003  - Pass-partout per l'inferno directed by Federico Rizzo (assistant director, Camera and sound operator)

  • 2002  - I pesi di Pippo directed by Federico Rizzo (assistant director, photography and backstage)

  • 2002  - Il gobbo e la cantante appassita directed by Roberto Carta (Director of Photograpy), http://www.flashvideo.it/video/scheda/112/ )

  • 2001 -  Whisky di Via Nikolajevka directed by  Federico Rizzo (assistant director)

  • 2000  - Offresi posto letto directed by Federico Rizzo (assistant director  and production)

 

Professional and Academic Memberships

  • Director of Communications and part of the management of 中国意大利学者协会 - Association of Italian Scholars in China

  • Founder and member Association of European Union (EU) Scholars in Social Science in China.

  • Member of the Scientific and Editorial Board of Mutual Images (https://www.mutualimages-journal.org/index.php/mi)

  • Member of VART Beijing.

  • Erasmus Student Network (ESN).

  • Member of China Media Observatory (CMO)

  • Member of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies).

  • Member of ECREA (European Communication Conferences).

  • Collaborator of the Centre for Media and Communication Studies "Massimo Baldini”, University of Luiss, Rome.

  • Collaborator of the MEDIARESEARCH (Media, Cultural Studies and Political Communication).

 

 

 

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at United International College (UIC) Beijing Normal University- Hong Kong Baptist University

 

  • Film History

  • Experimental Film

  • Advance TV production Sitcom- WebSeries

  • Video Cinematography

  • Television Studio Production

  • Film Music and Sound

  • Sound recording and Mixing

  • Cinema History

  • Hollywood Cinema

 

Courses I have Taught at NYIT AND COMMUNICATION UNIVERSITY OF CHINA

 

Graduate

  • Aesthetics and Theory

  • Vocabulary of Media

  • Media Research

  • Graduate Critique/Thesis Orientation

  • Contemporary Art in Context

  • History of Art and Technology

 

Undergraduate

  • Advance Film Production

  • Camera, Lighting, Sound

  • Television Production Workshop

  • TV Studio Production Basics

  • 4D Design (Time and Motion)

  • Social Media for Business

  • Public Relations and Publicity

  • Communication for Business

  • Foundations of Speech Communication

  • Art History I

  • Art History III

 

Assistant professor from Sept. 2008 to Sept. 2014 (USI Switzerland)

 

Graduate

  • How to create a television format

  • TV format (Workshop)

 

Undergraduate

  • History, theory and technique of the documentary

  • How to make a Documentary (Workshop)

  • Radio Communication

  • How to make a Radio Program (Workshop)

  • Communication in television

  • TV Show (Workshop)

 

 

Professional Service to the Arts and Education Community

  • May 18th 2024, Zhuhai International School, I represented Italy with culture, sport and food and in the international Day of QSI international School.

  • Mar. 27th 2024, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Marco Polo 700 years after: his legacy in Italian and Western history, How an Italian merchant and traveller from Venice shaped the vision of China in his time and beyond, Lecture by Federico Rampini, writer. Invited by the Italian Consulate in Guangzhou.

  • Feb. 2024, reviewer of Brill book series Youth in a Globalizing World, the journal explores how young people relate to globality and its outcomes.

  • Jan. 8th 2024, 碳游面大利经贸文化交流系列活动, Scambi commerciali, economici e culturali Zhuhai-Italia Economic and Cultural Exchange Events, 主办单位:珠海市外事局 珠海市招商署, Hosted by :Zhuhai Foreign Affairs Office, Invest Zhuhai, 承办单位:珠海市人民对外友好协会, Organized by: Zhuhai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, 协办单位:珠海规划展览馆, Organized by: Zhuhai Planning Exhibition Hall, 支精单位:意大利蛀穗总领事馆 珠海市市场监督管理局 珠海冰都食品有限公司, Suppored by Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou, Zhuhai Administration for Market Regulation, Zhuhai Pinto Food Co., Ltd.

  • Nov.28th, During the visit organized by the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, I met with Mr. Gaston Ezequiel Fielli, Deputy Consul of the Consulate General of Argentina in Guangzhou, and his members delegation. They visit the Nansha Cosmic Industry Pilot Demonstration Zone Exhibition Hall and 1-2 member companies of the Cosmic Industry Alliance on November 28th.

  • Nov.27th In honor of the visit of the Minister for University and Research, H.E. Anna Maria Bernini, and the XII Edition of the Week of Science, Innovation, and Technology, Ambassador Massimo Ambrosetti invites Prof. Vincenzo De Masi to a buffet dinner at the Residence on Monday, at 19:00

  • Nov.24th, I was honored to attend a meeting at the Italian Embassy in China and AAIIC in Beijing. This meeting was bring together Italian Academics in China and Italian Institutions, with the presence of the Ambassador and Prof. Guidi, scientific attaché.

  • Nov.23rd 2023, Visit of the exhibition “Olivetti Universe: Community as a Concrete Utopia” at CHAO Art Centre (Sanlitun CHAO Hotel, 4 Gongren Tiyuchang Donglu, Chaoyang District).

  • Nov.23rd 2023, Concert “ANATMA. Music beyond borders” at Italian Cultural Institute of Beijing  (No. 2, Sanlitun Dong Er Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing).

  • Nov.20th , at Xian Eurasia University, I was invited as a Metaverse Expert to contribute to a working group focused on developing a course for VR content creation. The working group included presentations from five professors from Eurasia University.

  • Nov.14th, In celebration of the 37th anniversary of the twinning between Bari and Canton, and the 8th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Consul General Valerio De Parolis invites you to an official lunch on November 14 at 7:00 PM at LN Garden Hotel Guangzhou. Government representatives from Canton and four university presidents, including Zhongshan University, will be present.

  • On October 31, 2023, I was honored to attend a meeting with the Italian Ambassador in China, Dr. Massimo Ambrosetti, and other distinguished guests, hosted by the General Consul of Italy in Guangzhou, Dr. Valerio De Parolis. The event strengthened ties between Italy and China through valuable exchange and collaboration.

  • Creative Director for China-Italy Video Mapping in the Opening Ceremony of the Third Anniversary Celebration of the Ancient City of Nantou, scheduled for August 29th, 2023.

  • Honored Guest at the Opening Ceremony of the Third Anniversary Celebration of the Ancient City of Nantou, taking place from August 26th to August 29th, 2023.

  • Team Leader of a group of students and Experts: Exceptional Lectures at the International Workshop on "Innovating the Past - Sustainable Design of Historical Settlements through Ecovillage Strategy, Protection, and Restoration Technology" held from June 23 to June 28, 2023, in Shanxiabao Village, Jinhua, Zhejiang.

  • Shenzhen Fashion Week (2023.04.19 15:00-18:00) exhibition of some AR works created by my collaborating company FakeArt.

  • The China-ltaly Chamber of Commerce, Business networking event with Consul General Mr.Valerio De Parolis, CICC Chairman Mr.Paolo Bazzoni the CICC South China Board and CICC Secretary General Mr.Renzo isler15th February 2023.

  • Chief Oral Examinator of Special Admission Interview recruitment at UIC, the Guangdong Comprehensive Evaluation Admission (CEA) Examination 2022, August 12.

  • Director of Art Summer School and Veneto Film Summer School 2022 (25th  to 28th  July 2022).

  • Chief Oral Examinator of student recruitment at UIC, the Guangdong Comprehensive Evaluation Admission (CEA) Examination 2022, June 20 (Sat).

  • Final Year Gala graduate students, May 1, 2022.

  • Final Year Projects presentation, April 22-28, 2022.

  • Opening Ceremony of graduate students April 22, 2022.

  • Final Year Projects supervisor April 18, 2022.

  • Board Member of 24 Frames film festival April 14, 2022.

  • Attended the Italian Design Night 5th March 2022, Zhuhai.

  • Attended the Analog photography~35mm, Street photography from China, Myanmar and Serbia (20/01/2022), BEISHAN STATION 2022.

  • Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou, Madam Lucia Pasqualini, with the senior management and UIC president Prof. Tao TANG to discuss collaborative opportunities with Italian Universities. We had the meeting on January 10th 2022.

  • December 13th, UIC Media technology meeting, we setup a Research Media Center  at the Division of Culture and Creative.

  • 29th November I was invited by the Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou Mrs. Lucia Pasqualini at Consulate GZ, for future cultural projects and events.

  • 13th November 2021, Guangzhou Research Night Meeting  co-organized by EURAXESS China at the European Delegation in Beijing and Association of Italian Scholars in China.

  • Seminar Discussing Sustainability, Designing the Future - 12 November, In the framework of the Italian Design Day 2021, invited by the Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou Mrs. Lucia Pasqualini.

  • UIC film screening speaker and organiser 4th November, 18th November, 25th November, 2nd December 2021

  • Sept 2021, I wrote and developed new syllabus Advance TV production Sitcom- Series.

  • Director of Art Summer School 2021 (269h  to 30th  July 2021 https://www.unive.it/data/agenda/6/51679).

  • Director of Veneto Film Summer School 2021 (179h  to 24th  July 2021).

  • I was selected and attended the UIC 7th Institutional Review (7th  to 9th  July 2021).

  • I was attended the preparatory meetings for the 7th Institutional Review (2nd  and 5th  July 2021).

  • Chief Oral Examinator of student recruitment at UIC, the Guangdong Comprehensive Evaluation Admission (CEA) Examination 2021, 19-20th , June (Sat & Sun).

  • Attended the UIC Training for oral examiners and room assistants – 26th  May, 2021

  • Attended the UIC Mock run for oral examiners and room assistants – 30th  May, 2021

  • Fall 2020, I wrote and developed new syllabus Interactive Video Production and Visual Communication

  • Fall 2020, Convenor of three Sound Mixing and Recording courses.

  • Summer 2020, I wrote a new syllabi Commercial Photography for a new course at UIC.

  • Spring 2020, Convenor of three Cinematography courses.

  • Apr- May 2020, Member of 24 Frames Creative Media Festival.

  • Fall 2019, Convenor of three Sound Mixing and Recording courses.

  • Spring Semester 2020, I am organizing a VR workshop which I will hold together with the Korean director Sngmoo Lee, professor at the Korea National University of Arts and director of the Art & Technology Center (KNUA). Postponed because of Covid-19.

  • July 2019, I have organized the 2019 Veneto Film Summer School in Italy called “The Life in Walled Cities” in collaboration with Region Veneto and Association walled Cities. The Italian government fully finances board, accommodation and transport in Italy for all Chinese students (18, this year) for the creation of Documentaries and promo videos in VR. Students involved attending Xiamen University of Technology, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Shandong University, New York Institute of Technology Beijing, Communication University of China and the United International College Zhuhai (Hong Kong Baptist University and Beijing Normal University).  https://scc.uic.edu.cn/ctv_en/students/student_resources/international_programmes.htm.

  • Apr- May 2019, Member of 24 Frames Creative Media Festival (26 April to 10 May)

  • Apr 2019, Final Year Project Evaluation (Dissertation, production, scriptwriting).

  • Mar 2019, Tutoring freshmen MCP trip to Guangzhou (16 March 2019).

  • Mar 2019, I have jolted off the cooperation between UIC CTV and Insta360 VR for the organization of workshops and events in VR.

  • Feb 2019, I have organized the 3rd Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference on the 18th of February 2019 at the New York Institute of Technology in Beijing, China, Conference chair.

  • Dec 2018, I have visited and then started a cooperation with various institutions and studios in Korea, such as EVR studio, FLUXplanet, Odyssey VR and Korea National University of Arts.

  • Nov. 2018, I have visited Veer VR Studio Beijing, with undergraduate students of Graphic Design and Media Art, we have started a cooperation in VR video production and internship.

  • Nov. 2018, visit Sea Pics Studio VR, Tokyo.

  • Oct 2018, I was invited by Ministry of Education and Agriculture of Nanchang for the 2018 World Conference on VR Industry, my lecture dealt with the evolution of  3D in the Chinese animation movies .

  • Aug/Sept 2018, I have organized the 2018 Veneto Film Summer School in Italy called “The Life in Walled Towns” in collaboration with Region Veneto and Association walled Towns. Documentary and promo videos.

  • June 2018, I have invited Prof. Dr. Jungwoo Lee (Director of Center for Work Science at Yonsei University, Seoul) for some lectures and one seminar to be held at NYIT.

  • June 2018, Meeting with Feng Jicai for a Documentary project, Tianjin University.

  • May /June 2018, production and postproduction of 2 documentaries focusing on the jobs that are going to disappear in Bejing in the next 10 years, funded by NYIT in cooperation with CUC.

  • May /June 2018, together with my Cultural Association, “Filo di Seta”, we have organized the event called “The region Veneto in Bejing” at the Italian Embassy.

  • May 2018, guest speaker at “青蔓计划”——女性艺术展,顺利开幕” Women’s Art invitational Exhibition, Man Kongjian, 798 ArtZone.

  • May 2018, visit the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum and 798 Art, with undergraduate students of Graphic Design and Media Art.

  • May 2018, I attended a classical Concert, Piccotti&Cattarossi, Concert Hall, China Conservatory of Music.

  • Apr. 2018, visit the “Digital Revolution” Digital Barbican opened at WF Central in Beijing, and it is the first large-scale digital art exhibition in Asia. CAFA ART.

  • Apr. 2018, invitation for the keynote at “The 5th International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference” which will be held on the 30th May 2018 at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

  • Apr. 2018, Pre production meeting for 2 TV shows with students of Cinema and TV.

  • Apr. 2018, I met Professor Dr. Jungwoo Lee, Director of Center for Work Science at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and we decided to carry out a Research project.

  • Mar. 2018, visit the Media museum with undergraduate students of TV/Cinema Y1.

  • Mar. 2018, visit the Advertise Museum with undergraduate students in Business in Communication.

  • Mar. 2018, Conference Co-chair, 2nd Asian Social Sciences and Business Research Conference 21-24 February 2018, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

  • Mar. 2018, Second University of the Italian Switzerland Alumni Gathering in Beijing.

  • Mar. 2018, visit the Exhibition of Pablo Picasso with Communication Art graduate students, in Solana, Beijing.

  • Mar. 2018, visit Phoenix TV company with Communication Art graduate students.

  • Feb.- Mar. 2018, I was in charge of the contacts with Kasetsart University (PSAKU) and University of the Italian Switzerland and I helped them to organize the conference called "5th International Social Sciences and Business Research Conference" (ISSBRC 1/2018) at the University of the Italian Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland on 29th May 2018.

  • Feb. 2018, I met the film director Edoardo Winspeare to discuss about the production of a documentary showing a comparison between the ancient caves in Salento (south-east of Italy) and those in China.

  • Feb. 2018, I met prof. Cesare Daquino, writer and art historian to discuss about the project about the Salento caves.

  • Dec. 2017, visit Huhu Studios and China Film Group Corporation with Communication Art and CGA graduate students, Beijing.

  • Oct. – Dec., visit with both graduate and undergraduate student s, Today museum, Media museum, advertise museum, Parkview green art zone, 798 art Zone.

  • Oct. 2017, I met the director of the Italian Institute of culture at the Italian Embassy to plan a cultural event  to be held in May at the Embassy.

  • Feb. 2017, photograph and art exhibition (I was the designer and curator) of the Chinese painter Liang Zhichao (from 28th January to 5th May in Italy). The exhibition was organized with Region Apulia sponsorship and other public institutes. At the exhibition there were also some traditional artworks of my students of art of NYIT Beijing from 2015 to now (Sept. 2016 – Jan. 2017)

  • Sept. – Dec. 2016, director of the documentary about the life and art of Liang Zhichao, the painter of traditional painting.

  • June- July 2016, Team leader for the Graduate NYIT Students (TV/Film and CGA and Graphic Design) of Silk Road film (ICUC), we created a documentary called The old weapons factory in Shandong province.

  • Oct. 2016, visit to the museum UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art) with the Graduate students of Computer Graphic Animation (CGA), the exhibition was about the famous Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi. The visit lasted more than 3 hours and it was connected with the aesthetic concepts of Art and Media of my course of Aesthetic Theory.

  • Oct. 2016, as professor of Aesthetic Theory I have organized and visited Parkview Green with the students of Computer Graphic Animation (CGA). In Parkview Green there were several exhibitions of international contemporary art and a special exhibition about Italian contemporary art. 4 hours dedicated to the visit and discussion about aesthetic of the art.

  • Oct. 2016, with my students of CGA I have organized the meeting with the Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi at Tsinghua University Auditorium.

  • Nov. 2016, as professor of Art I have organized and visited the Museum in the Forbidden City with the students of Graduate of CGA. 6 hours dedicated to the visit and discussion of the Chinese art.

  • Nov 2016, with the undergraduate students of CGA&GD I have visited the Media Museum in CUC Beijing Campus, topic of discussion and debate in the class of Foundations in Speech.

  • Nov 2016, guest professor for evaluating the presentation of the projects of the course of Concept, Character and Storytelling of the Graduate students of CGA, held by prof. Gabriel Teo. I had to comment and give an evaluation to the projects.

  • Nov. 2016, I have organized cultural activities called American Cinema: with my students and colleagues of NYIT we went to watch Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) at the Jinyi International Cinema (Beijing).

  • Dec. 2016, with the students of Film and TV in the contest of the course in TV Production workshop I have invited the reporter Kae Hashioka (TV Asahi, Tokyo) of international news in order to know how her TV in Tokyo works.

  • Dec. 2016, I have organized the trip to Fujian province with CGA students with the aim to visit an important UNESCO heritage called Tulou as "exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization [in a] harmonious relationship with their environment".

  • Dec. 2016, I have organized the vision of 5 short documentaries created by the students of TV Production workshop. The vision is open to all the students and colleagues of NYIT.

 

Scholarship, grants and awards

 

Project

  • Developing several AR/VR projects for museums and cultural initiatives in Italy.

  • Director of three conferences focusing on the Metaverse and AI in Nansha, Guangzhou, supported by the local government. These conferences are scheduled to be held in 2024.

  • Co-directing the Golden Cockroach Film Festival alongside Dr. Bill Aitchison. The festival is scheduled to take place in Shanghai in May 2024.

  • Director of Italian Cultural Spring School, May 2024, in collaboration with Eurasia University, Xi’an.

 

Student - Scholarship, grants and awards, under my supervision

  • Presentation – 79th Venice Film Festival 2022 – Veneto Ideal Set, Our Summer, Documentary by Jacky- Jiaoilyu 吕佳琪.

  • 2022, Chenyue Huang, M.A. Candidate in Visual Arts Administration at NYU | Visual Culture Researcher.

  • Top artist - The 1st ARTSCLOUD Digital Art Fair on METAVERSE 2021, Ernestina XINYI ZHU.

  • Presentation – 78th Venice Film Festival 2021 – Veneto Ideal Set, We Can We Do it, Documentary by Zhengyu Zhao.

  • Presentation – 78th Venice Film Festival 2021 – Veneto Ideal Set, Antonio Grinzato, painting restoration, Promo Documentary by Xiong Da.

  • Second Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Xin Huang.          

  • Second Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Yanpei Chen.      

  • Second Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Lei Xu .

  • Second Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Tianzi Pan.

  • Third Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Ziwei Lin.               

  • Third Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Shenxue Gao          

  • Third Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020,  Zepeng Lai.

  • Third Prize - The 12th National Advertising Film Competition 2020, Yuhan Ma.

  • Presentation – 77th Venice Film Festival 2020 – Veneto Ideal Set, The Beauty of Walled City, Promo Documentary by Siyi Li, Kairui Peng and Pulei Wang.

  • Ph.D. candidate – Hong Kong Baptist University 2020, Yujia Cheng.

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Yubing Wang, Xinran Ma, Yangyang Xu, Jiapeng Xiang, Boyu Chen.

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Lanjun Liu, Qifan Sun, Huan Guo, Shengyu Luo

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Tianmin Wang

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Fangyi Li, Hezhihan Wang, Lingfeng Sun

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Yuqi Wang, Yifei Huang, Xinqi Fan.

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Yishu Zhang, Guojin Wen, Chuxin Liu.

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Yijiao Dong, Kang Zheng, Huan Li.

  • Second Prize, The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Luyue Chen, Xiangran Liu, Zhiling Liao, Zihan Zhou.

  • Third Prize - The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Huiyuan Huang, Yongtian Wen, Shanshan Feng

  • Third Prize - The 11th National Advertising Film Competition 2019, Honglin Zhu, Xuehui Wang, Huiqiu Chen, Ran Liu    

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