Dr Gabriele Aroni (MArch University of Florence; MSc Oxford Brookes University; PhD Toronto Metropolitan and York Universities) is Assistant Professor at the School of Cultural Technology. He held teaching posts at the Toronto Metropolitan and OCAD Universities in Toronto, Canada, and has worked as a designer at the Studio Roosegaarde in the Netherlands, as well as in Canada, England, and Italy. His research is situated at the intersection of architecture, game studies, cultural heritage, and semiotics. He his the author of The Semiotics of Architecture in Video Games (Bloomsbury, 2022) and published articles in Well Played, the Journal of Media Research, Annali di Architettura, and Southern Semiotics Review as well as a book on Renaissance architecture (Mimesis: Milan, 2016). He presented at conferences in China, Canada, Romania, Portugal, and Italy. Dr Aroni is also a researcher at the Global Academic Alliance for Partnership on a Community with Shared Future at the Communication University of China in Beijing, as well as the Multilanguage Cultural Heritage Lexis Research Project at the University of Florence, Italy, and the International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites for ICOMOS.