Exhibitors 2018



hArt is a robot that is capable of translating music and the environment into abstract designs.
Created to connect forms of communication that have often seemed to be different and irreconcilable; it was inspired by two American artists who lived in the 1900s: the musician John Cage, and the painter Jackson Pollock and their research and experimentation. It wishes to express a synthesis of these through a robot capable of processing and transforming the data of a given environment (temperature, brightness, movement and humidity) and a certain musical performance in a form of abstract art.



Federica Merlini, 33, holds a degree in Political Science and Economics and Commerce from the University of Rome. In 2018 she founded the company BPS Srl, with an active role of Account and Project Manager.

Emanuele Petrungaro, was born in Rome on 15/03/1979. He has worked in the field of communication and interaction design since 2004 with diverse experiences with international brands. In 2018 he founded BPS in which he works as a computer production coordinator.

Riccardo Rolla, was born in Rome on 23/03/1980, and graduated with a degree in Visual and Multimedia Communication from the "La Sapienza" University of Rome. In 2018 he founded BPS Business Performance Services in which he is the coordinator of design and creative production.

Cristian Cerullo, was born in Vibo Valentia on 02/16/1986, and graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the "La Sapienza" University of Rome. He currently works at BPS Business Performance Services as an art designer.

Gianmarco Merlini, an economist and musical composer, was born in Rome in 1992. 
He graduated with honors in Economics from the Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome, and is currently employed by a multinational consulting company. He began playing the piano at the age of nine and his great passion in the study of classical and instrumental music led him to compose two musical albums (Limite Evanescente 2015 and Rugiada del Sole 2016) characterized by simplified but vibrant melodies, with the addition of romantic and emotional components. He has performed his songs in several concerts and from October 2017 to May 2018 he attended and passed the course "Preparing Space" at the Educational Music Academy in Milan, a musical academy founded and directed by Maestro Roberto Cacciapaglia. The intent at the foundation of his artistic expression is to succeed in "giving moments of pleasure in a fast, complex age, which leaves no room for moments of reflection".

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