Artist, designer, researcher.
Reality & fiction, imagination & utopia, automation & work.

 

Hello,

my work tries to balance between critique and proposition, past and future, the abstract and the situated. I am particularly interested in the relationship between reality and fiction. I creatively respond to the pervasive narratives that enforce stereotypical views, while concealing alternative perspectives. I do this by telling counter-stories through words, sketches and things. 

I am also a design researcher and tutor, working between human-computer interaction and social and critical design. I am currently a visiting tutor at Brunel University, teaching Design Creativity and Aesthetic Awareness. I have researched and written on embodied interactions, social contexts for new technologies, visual communication and semiotics.

I develop tools, methods and workshops for research, educational and commercial purposes. These aim to shed light on the complex relationships between social, material and technological aspects of design. Some of the methods and tools I have designed, deployed and analyzed include cultural probes, field research, technology simulation, personas, graphic facilitation, card kits and board games. I am currently developing Spoke with Evan Raskob, a design fiction board game for collaborative, multi-perspective storytelling on A.I. and automated manufacturing. 

You might have seen my work at the Venice Architecture Biennale, London Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art.

Say hello at hello@parisselinas.io

Paris is in London.

Education
MSc Integrated Product Design, Brunel University, London (2011-2012)
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001-2006, MSc equivalent 5 year programme )

 

Exhibitions
The Institute of Patent Infringement, V&A (2018)
Venice Architecture Biennale, Dutch Pavillion: WORK, BODY, LEISURE (2018)
Royal College of Art, Work In Progress Show (2016)
Victoria & Albet Museum, Digital Futures: Space Apps (2014)
Design Museum, The Future Is Here, Wandular (2013)
Watermans, Isoculture (2013)
OXO Tower, Made in Brunel, Msc Graduate Show (2012)

 

Talks & Interviews
V&A Digital Futures: Future Food (2018)
Interview at Design Decode (2018)
Crossing Over, Royal College of Art, London (2016) 
Doing it Together Science, University College London (2016)
66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem (2015)
International Space Apps Challenge by NASA, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London (2014)
International Space Apps Challenge by NASA, Google Campus, London (2013)
Design for Repurposing: Make Anything for Nothing, Digital Shoreditch, London (2013)

 

Tutoring
Visiting Tutor, Brunel University
Thesis supervisor, Brunel University, MSc Integrated Product Design (2015 & 2017)
Assistant tutor, Cross-Modal Food Design, Human Culture Theme, Design Products, Royal College of Art (2016)
Mentor, RETASTE Greece – A food design future, Design Alley, TEDx (2016) 

 

Events & Workshops
Food Fictions, design fiction exhibition and dining experience, guest panellist (2017)
Floating Class Worksop, Solutions at the Sea, workshop facilitator (2017)
Open Kitchen, food design workshop, Imperial Festival (2017)
Doing it Together Science, University College London (2016)
Film screening and discussion, “Like Water for Chocolate”, University College London (2016)
Human-Centered Design Through Food, Royal College of Art (2016)
Food and Packaging Innovation, workshop co-organiser and facilitator, London Design Festival (2013)

 

Distinctions
Finalist, top 20, International Space Apps Challenge by NASA  (2014)
Winner, British Telecom (BT) Home of the Future Challenge (2012)
MSc Integrated Product Design, Distinction (2012)

 

Publications

Conference Papers
Pantidi K., Selinas P., Martin F., Baurely S., Rodden T. (2017): “Bread Stories: Understanding the drivers of bread consumption for digital food customisation”. OzCHI 2017 – Human – Nature, 28 November – 1 December 2017, Brisbane, Australia.

Tigkas P., Selinas P., Mylonaki D., (2015): “Down to Earth: A framework for empathizing with scientific data and invisible threats”. 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Conference Posters
Selinas P., Makatsoris H., Baurley S., Rodden T. (2014): “Open Food: Prototyping open innovation models for ICT-enabled manufacturing in food and packaging”. EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Conference, 17-18 September 2013, Cranfield, UK.