Dr Gabriele Aroni is Senior Lecturer in Game Arts at the School of Digital Arts of Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. Trained as an architect (MArch University of Florence), he pursued his studies in digital media (MSc Oxford Brookes University) and communication (PhD Toronto Metropolitan and York Universities). He previously taught at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou (China), Toronto Metropolitan, and OCAD Universities in Toronto (Canada), and worked as interaction designer at Studio Roosegaarde in The Netherlands.
His research is situated at the intersection of architecture, game studies, cultural heritage, and semiotics. His publications space from architectural history and semiotics, to the aesthetics of digital games and copyright law. His latest book “The Semiotics of Architecture in Video Games” (2022) is available from Bloomsbury Academic.