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Helen Papagiannis

Helen Papagiannis

Augmented Reality Expert
Helen Papagiannis, PhD, is recognized as a world-renowned expert in the field of augmented reality (AR) and is the author of Augmented Human: How Technology Is Shaping the New Reality. She has been working with AR for more than seventeen years as a researcher, designer, and technology evangelist with a focus on storytelling and creating compelling experiences. Dr. Papagiannis is an invited member of The World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Augmented and Virtual Reality and is a WEF Metaverse Initiative Partner. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton named her a visionary and commissioned her to reimagine the iconic trunk with AR. Her artwork has been featured in Louis Vuitton store windows worldwide and in the globally traveling bicentennial exhibition in Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles, and New York.
Her work and research in the field include her past roles as chief innovation officer (CIO) at Infinity Augmented Reality and senior research associate at York University’s Augmented Reality Lab in the department of film, faculty of fine art. Dr. Papagiannis has presented her interactive work and doctoral research at numerous global conferences and events, including TEDx, ISMAR (the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality), and ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art).
Her 2011 TEDx talk was featured among the top 10 talks on AR and gamified life. Prior to her augmented life, Dr. Papagiannis was a member of the internationally renowned Bruce Mau Design studio in Toronto, Canada, where she was project lead on Massive Change: The Future of Global Design, an internationally touring exhibition and best-selling book examining the new inventions, technologies, and events changing the world.