“The Wish To Be a Red Indian: If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one’s spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse’s neck and head would be already gone.”

Franz Kafka


I’m a researcher and media designer with a wide range of interest in sound, haptic and multi-sensory interfaces for interactive applications. Currently, I’m a Ph.D. Student at the Virtual Reality Lab, Empowerment Informatics, University of Tsukuba (JP).

My works have been exhibited and screened in venues such as Ars Electronica Festival, Sonàr+D, Piksel Festival, All Frontiers, Maribor European Capital of Culture, Rome Film Festival. I have presented and published my research in international conferences like ACM TEI, IEEE VR, CIM, SMC, ICMC and pushConference.

My project SculpTon was selected as one of the finalists of the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

For more than ten years I have performed, recorded, traveled with the Italian band Elettrofandango.

In 2014 I have received my M.A. at Interface Cultures, Kunstuniversitaet Linz (AT). During that period I was a visiting student at IAMAS – Institute for Advanced Media Arts and Science, Ogaki (JP).

Previously to my Ph.D. I have worked as a Research Assistant at STEIM – Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam (NL), on the METABODY European Project. I’m currently collaborating with YCAM InterLab.


Feel free to contact me: boem.alberto[at]gmail.com