Arianna Bassoli

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • London School of Economics and Political Sciences


  • SIGGRAPH 2005

    Arianna Bassoli is currently doing a PhD in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Her main interest is to design technologies that can support social connections among people who share the same physical environment. Before starting her PhD, Arianna worked for three years as a research fellow at Media Lab Europe, the European research partner of the MIT Media lab. She has a first class honour degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Siena, Italy.

    Coming from a mass media background, she is now very fascinated by the potential that peer-to-peer applications have to decentralise the production and distribution of multimedia content, and to support grassroots phenomena. At Media Lab Europes she has worked on a project called WAND (Wireless Ad Hoc Network for Dublin), with the aim to create a testbed network for new ad-hoc applications and services that could integrate with the interests and needs of the local communities. Arianna’s last project at Media Lab Europe was tunA, a mobile wireless application for local music sharing. 

    Arianna has presented at various ubicomp and music technology conferences all over the world, including Ubicomp 2003/2004, 5th Wireless World Conference, ISEA 2004 and the Mobile Music Workshop 2004. She also participated in the panel on “The future of peer to peer on mobile networks‚” Austin Mobility Roundtable 2004.