i-DAT’s research themes and projects provide a rich context for Full Time and Part Time research students from a variety of disciplines, who can engage with these initiatives and build research activity grounded in their creative practice.
i-DAT’s core supervisory team has more than 60 PhD completions in a broad range of areas (design, software, interactive architecture, play, performance and robotics).
Supervisory teams draw on collaborating research groups in the School of Art, Design & Architecture / Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Business, Sustainable Earth Institute, Cognition Institute. and eHealth.
i-DAT researchers have been involved in the following supervisory teams, most notably through a collaboration (since 1996) with Professor Roy Ascott’s Planetary Collegium and its Nodes in Italy, Switzerland, Greece and China.
Current PhD Supervisions:
> Dr B Aga: PROTOTYPING RELATIONAL THINGS THAT TALK: A DISCURSIVE DESIGN STRATEGY FOR CONVERSATIONAL AI SYSTEMS
> Lucas Bambozzi Da Silveira PUBLIC LIFE AND PERVASIVE SYSTEMS: A CRITICAL PRACTICE [lucasbambozzi.net/] MPhil
> Rosie Brave: Prosthetic Realities, Prosthetic Futures: Challenging the status quo of external breast prosthesis design ResM
> Dr Eleanor Browne: Social and commercial enterprise interactions: Insights from UK business incubators.
> Dr Gianni Corino: Internet of Props. A performative ontology and design framework for the internet of things.
> Dr Stavros Didakis: In Search of the DomoNovus: Speculative Designs for the Computationally-Enhanced Domestic Environment
> Dr Jane Grant: Inhabiting the Uninhabitable: Interdisciplinary strategies for creating other worlds
> Dr Paul Green: A Framework for the Consideration of Narrative in Creative Arts Practice
> Dr Katina Hazelden: AN ENACTIVE APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGICALLY MEDIATED LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
> Xu Zhang: Guanxi 2.0: social capital within a cultural context revealed by the use of social media by Chinese international students.
Director of Studies:
> Dr Elif Ayiter: GROUND<C>: A METAVERSE LEARNING STRATEGY FOR THE CREATIVE FIELDS
> Dr Isabella Beyer: Le Passage – Towards the Concept of a New Knowledge Instrument
> Dr Jürgen Faust: Discursive Designing Theory – Towards a Theory of Designing Design
> Dr Wolfgang Fiel: DISSIPATIVE URBANISM From Democracy towards a Constitution of Time
> Dr Jennifer Kanary Nikolov: LABYRINTH PSYCHOTICA – SIMULATING PSYCHOTIC PHENOMENA
> Dr Max Kazemzadeh: Apophenoesis & the Origins of Creativity: Virtual Pattern Recognition, Error, Paths to Consciousness & Augmenting the Evolution of Self.
> Dr Seth Riskin: Light Dance: Beyond the Dichotomy of Light and Vision.
> Dr Denis Roio: Algorithmic Sovereignty
> Dr Karin Sondergaard: Participation as media: a compositional system for staging participation with reflective scenography
> Dr Andrea T. R. Traldi: BECOMEBECOME A Transdisciplinary Methodology Based on Information about the Observer.
Planetary Collegium as other supervisor:
> Dr Peter Anders: A PROCEDURAL MODEL FOR INTEGRATING PHYSICAL AND CYBERSPACES IN ARCHITECTURE
> Dr Julieta Aguilera: Mindfulness and Embodiment in the Design of a Synthetic Experience
> Dr Laura Beloff: THE HYBRONAUT AND THE UMWELT: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY AS ARTISTIC STRATEGY
> Dr Tegan Bristow: POST AFRICAN FUTURES: Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and Cultural Practices in African Cultures of Technology
> Dr Alexander Cetkovic: The (not so) Intelligent House: User Perception in an Interactive Architectural Environment
> Dr Donna Cox: Astral Projection: Theories of Metaphor, Philosophies of Science, and the Art of Scientific Visualization
> Dr Blanka Deroko: The liminal event and its symbols: on the intersection of human and technology
> Dr Diane Derr: Syncretic Narrative: Method for Navigation of Power and Resistance in War and Conflict.
> Dr Regina Duerig: Deciphering the Silence: A Literary Journey to Alice E. Kober
> Dr Luis Girao: Artistic Modulation of Consciousness by Bioelectromagnetic Stimulation
> Dr Diane Gromala: Towards a Phenomenological Theory of the Visceral in the Interactive Arts
> Dr Tiffany Holmes: Eco-visualisation: Combining art and technology to reduce energy consumption
> Dr Claudia Ferreira Jacques de Moraes Cardoso: Space-Time Experience in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotic Analysis.
> Dr Kathrine Johansson: Subject and Aesthetic Interface – an inquiry into transformed subjectivities
> Dr Linus Lancaster: Soils and Interventions
> Dr David McConville: On the Evolution of the Heavenly Spheres: An Enactive Approach to Cosmography
> Dr James Moore: Montage As A Participatory System: Interactions with the Moving Image
> Dr Carlos Moreira Da (Guto) Nóbrega: Art and Technology: coherence, connectedness, and the integrative field
> Dr Juergen Moritz: Towards the Affect of Intimacy
> Dr Sana Murrani-Cooke: UNSTABLE TERRITORIES OF REPRESENTATION: Architectural Experience and the Behaviour of Forms, Spaces and the Collective Dynamic Environment
> Dr Haytham Nawar: A Theoretical Model for the Design of a Transcultural Visual Communication System in a Posthuman Condition
> Dr Nicole Ottiger: INTERROGATING SELF-REPRESENTATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF VISUAL ARTS AND NEUROSCIENCE.
> Dr Andrea Polli: Communicating Air: Alternative Pathways to Environmental Knowing through Computational Ecomedia
> Dr Benjamin Pothier: An interdisciplinary study of an aesthetic particularism: the ‘Split representation in the Art of Asia and America’
> Dr Alejandro Quinteros: SYNCRETIC PRACTICES BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE: TOWARDS A CRITICAL EPISTEMIC PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT.
> Dr Gretchen Schiller: The kinesfield : a study of movement-based interactive and choreographic art
> Dr Thecla Schiphorst: THE VARIETIES OF USER EXPERIENCE BRIDGING EMBODIED METHODOLOGIES FROM SOMATICS AND PERFORMANCE TO HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
> Dr Ellen Sebring: Visual Narrative: A Theory and Model for Image-Driven Digital Historiography based on a Case Study of China’s Boxer Uprising (c. 1900)
> Dr Yacov Sharir: Beyond the Electronic Connection: The Technologically Manufactured Cyber-Human and Its Physical Human Counterpart in Performance: A Theory Related to Convergence Identities
> Dr Diana Slattery: Communicating the Unspeakable: Linguistic Phenomena in the Psychedelic Sphere
> Dr Claudia Westermann: An Experimental Research into Inhabitable Theories
Art & Sound:
> Dr Emma Whittaker: Transitions-felt: William James, Locative Narrative and the Multi-stable Field of Expanded Narrative
> Dr Diego Maranan: Haplós: Towards Technologies for and Applications of Somaesthetics
> Dr Christos Melidis: Adaptive Neural Architectures for Intuitive Robot Control
> Dr Michael Straeubig: Designing Playful Systems
> Dr Stephen Thompson: Artefacts, Technicity and Humanisation industrial design and the problem of anoetic technologies
> Dr John Vines: Ageing Futures: Towards Cognitively Inclusive Digital Media Products
> Dr Tom Milne: Spatially Immersive Networked Composites: A Media Archaeology of the Photogrammetric Image through Glitch Practice.