Narcís Parés Burguès

Ph. [+34 93 542] 2631

Office 55.220
Communication Campus

Narcís Parés is a Tenure Associate Professor in the ICT Department (DTIC) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He has an interest in: Full-body or Embodied Interaction and more specifically in Interactive Playgrounds. His approach starts from Interaction Design, Interactive Communication and Interaction Models. He is part of the Cognitive Media Technologies Group.

His background is: PhD in Audiovisual Communication -specialized in Virtual Reality- (UPF), MSc in Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence (UAB) and BSc in Computer Engineering (UPC).

He is co-creator and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (UPF).

Some important projects are: MEDIATE funded by the IST of the European Commission, Water Games for the Forum of Cultures, Barcelona 2004, and more recently the Interactive Slide project.

He has been secretary of the Audiovisual University Institute (IUA of UPF) and head of the Interactive Systems Laboratory (IUA) until the Institute closed. Was co-founder of the group for Experimentation on Interactive Communication (IUA) and has collaborated with the group Specs (DTIC). He is teacher at the Master in Digital Arts of the IUA-IDEC, UPF. He is co-founder and scientific director of Galeria Virtual since 1993, where he has directed the technological aspects of several experimental virtual reality productions applied to contemporary art.