He holds degrees in musicology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), information science from Indiana University Bloomington (USA), and digital media from the School of Fine Arts Bremen (Germany). He has worked as information scientist at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Coding da Vinci / DDB), Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Athens Concert Hall, and Hellenic-American Institute. He has been a Fulbright, Alexandros S. Onassis, Greek State and Lilian Voudouri Scholar. Ilias promotes the idea that information entails non-representational characteristics, and envisions the creation of new interfaces for music, where information design and music information retrieval are brought together and intersect.
in: Konferenzband zur 27. Berliner Veranstaltung der internationalen EVA-Serie: Electronic Media and Visual Arts,
Cultural collections have transcended the boundaries of physical showcases and storage cabinets, evolving into intricate digital webs of interconnected data. The research project Restaging Fashion aimed to expand the possibilities for experiencing the linkages in digitized cultural heritage, focusing on the visualization of collection holdings related to the history of garments. Through graph-based narratives, the project investigated the complex interplay between the linear – and at times tentative – art historical discourses and the non-linear explorations of associated cultural heritage data. The resulting visualizations have been designed with the aim to allow for curated and dynamic exploration of the collection along research essays and their interrelated graphs.