Research and Teaching Work

Digital Humanities, Interactive Digital Narratives, Film Theory,  Media Studies, Virtual Reality

Le Marittime Irraggiungibili Workshop

Le Marittime Irraggiungibili Workshop



Professional Work

Current: Research fellow at the Italian Research Council - Institute for Educational Technologies (CNR-ITD)

2018 - 2019: Università degli Studi di Genova - Master Scrittura Creativa e Progettazione di Contenuti Digitali

  • Steering Commitee

  • Lecturer: Digital Storytelling, Interactive cVR, New Media for Museums

2014: Teacher at Escuela Distrital de Artes de Barranquilla (EDA)

- Screenplay; Language and communication; Audiovisual Narratives and New Media


2019. PhD in Digital Humanities and Communication Sciences

Università degli Studi di Genova - Universidad del Norte - Italy, Colombia

Cum Laude Thesis: “Interactive Fiction in Cinematic Virtual Reality: Epistemology, Creation and Evaluation”

2012. B.S Communication Sciences and Journalism, Universidad del Norte - Colombia

2009. CINDA Exchange Programme, Universidad de Quilmes – Argentina

2007. UWI/Colombia Exchange Programme, University of the West Indies – Jamaica


2013 - 2014 - Tech Startup Development Program - Colombia

2013 - 2014    C3+d - Laboratorio Creación, Cultura y Contenidos Digitales - Colombia

2010    Communications and Cultural Heritage Diploma - CIESPAL Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina - Ecuador

2009 - 2010    Documentary and City Diploma Course – Universidad del Norte - Colombia


  • Reyes M.C. (2018) Measuring User Experience on Interactive Fiction in Cinematic Virtual Reality. In: Rouse R., Koenitz H., Haahr M. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11318. Springer, Cham

  • Reyes, M.C., Zampolli, S. (2018) Shooting an Interactive VR Film: ZENA’s Production Case Study. In: Rouse, R., Dionisio, M. (eds) Looking Forward, Looking Back: Interactive Digital Storytelling and Hybrid Art-Scholarship Approaches, Carnegie Mellon ETC Press

  • Reyes M.C. (2017) An Epistemological Approach to the Creation of Interactive VR Fiction Films. In: Nunes N., Oakley I., Nisi V. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10690. Springer, Cham

  • Reyes, M.C (2017, June) Screenwriting Framework for an Interactive Virtual Reality Film. Paper presented at the 3rd Immersive Research Network Conference iLRN. 


  • Member of the Program Committee of the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling ICIDS 2019 

  • Journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education Edited by: Sarah Younie and Steve Kennewell. Impact Factor 1.580. Print ISSN: 1475-939X Online ISSN: 1747-5139 

  • TVX '19- Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video

  • Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Edited By: Paul A. Kirschner and Jeroen Janssen. Impact factor:1.859. ISI Journal Citation Reports @ Ranking: 2017:66/239 (Education & Educational Research) Online ISSN:1365-2729. © John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Visiting Scholar

2017. March-April. Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano – CrossmediaLab 

2009.  IPAF NOA – Jujuy, Argentina

Conferences & Workshops

2019. Teachers Matter - Futura Digital “Un I-MOOC per capire come funziona una classe ibrida inclusiva” - Genoa, Italy

2018. 11th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2018 -  Dublin, Ireland

2018. ZIP SCENE Conference - “ Towards the artifical experience: Interactive Fiction in Cinematic VR” - Budapest, Hungary

2017. 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2017, Madeira, Portugal - Doctoral Consortium, Art Exhibition

2017. Immersive Learning – “Screenwriting Framework for an Interactive Virtual Reality Film” – Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

2017. Giornata delle Digital Humanities – “Interactive Fiction in Virtual Reality” Università di Genova – Genoa, Italy

2017. Open Day CrossmediaLab – Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano – Bogotá, Colombia

2016. Le Marittime Irraggiungibili - Workshop – Parco delle Alpi Marittime – Valdieri, Italy

2016. Contemporaneamente – “Le Marittime Irraggiungibili: Video 360º Interattivoº” – Florence, Italy