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:
> B Aga: PROTOTYPING RELATIONAL THINGS THAT TALK: A DISCURSIVE DESIGN STRATEGY FOR CONVERSATIONAL AI SYSTEMS
> Lucas Bambozzi Da Silveira [lucasbambozzi.net/]
> Rosie Brave: Prosthetic Realities, Prosthetic Futures: Challenging the status quo of external breast prosthesis design
> Eleanor Browne: Social and commercial enterprise interactions: Insights from UK business incubators.
> Gianni Corino: Internet of Props. A performative ontology and design framework for the internet of things.
> Stavros Didakis: In Search of the DomoNovus: Speculative Designs for the Computationally-Enhanced Domestic Environment
> Jane Grant: Inhabiting the Uninhabitable: Interdisciplinary strategies for creating other worlds
> Paul Green: A Framework for the Consideration of Narrative in Creative Arts Practice
> Katina Hazelden: AN ENACTIVE APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGICALLY MEDIATED LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Director of Studies:
> Elif Ayiter: GROUND<C>: A METAVERSE LEARNING STRATEGY FOR THE CREATIVE FIELDS
> Isabella Beyer: Le Passage – Towards the Concept of a New Knowledge Instrument
> Jürgen Faust: Discursive Designing Theory – Towards a Theory of Designing Design
> Wolfgang Fiel: DISSIPATIVE URBANISM From Democracy towards a Constitution of Time
> Jennifer Kanary Nikolov: LABYRINTH PSYCHOTICA – SIMULATING PSYCHOTIC PHENOMENA
> Max Kazemzadeh: Apophenoesis & the Origins of Creativity: Virtual Pattern Recognition, Error, Paths to Consciousness & Augmenting the Evolution of Self.
> Seth Riskin: Light Dance: Beyond the Dichotomy of Light and Vision.
> Denis Roio: Algorithmic Sovereignty
> Karin Sondergaard: Participation as media: a compositional system for staging participation with reflective scenography
Planetary Collegium as other supervisor:
> Peter Anders: A PROCEDURAL MODEL FOR INTEGRATING PHYSICAL AND CYBERSPACES IN ARCHITECTURE
> Julieta Aguilera: Mindfulness and Embodiment in the Design of a Synthetic Experience
> Laura Beloff: THE HYBRONAUT AND THE UMWELT: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY AS ARTISTIC STRATEGY
> Tegan Bristow: POST AFRICAN FUTURES: Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and Cultural Practices in African Cultures of Technology
> Alexander Cetkovic: The (not so) Intelligent House: User Perception in an Interactive Architectural Environment
> Donna Cox: Astral Projection: Theories of Metaphor, Philosophies of Science, and the Art of Scientific Visualization
> Diane Derr: Syncretic Narrative: Method for Navigation of Power and Resistance in War and Conflict.
> Regina Duerig: Deciphering the Silence: A Literary Journey to Alice E. Kober
> Luis Girao: Artistic Modulation of Consciousness by Bioelectromagnetic Stimulation
> Diane Gromala: Towards a Phenomenological Theory of the Visceral in the Interactive Arts
> Tiffany Holmes: Eco-visualisation: Combining art and technology to reduce energy consumption
> Claudia Ferreira Jacques de Moraes Cardoso: Space-Time Experience in the Meta-Environment: A Cybersemiotic Analysis.
> Kathrine Johansson: Subject and Aesthetic Interface – an inquiry into transformed subjectivities
> Linus Lancaster: Soils and Interventions
> David McConville: On the Evolution of the Heavenly Spheres: An Enactive Approach to Cosmography
> James Moore: Montage As A Participatory System: Interactions with the Moving Image
> Carlos Moreira Da (Guto) Nóbrega: Art and Technology: coherence, connectedness, and the integrative field
> Juergen Moritz: Towards the Affect of Intimacy
> Sana Murrani-Cooke: UNSTABLE TERRITORIES OF REPRESENTATION: Architectural Experience and the Behaviour of Forms, Spaces and the Collective Dynamic Environment
> Haytham Nawar: A Theoretical Model for the Design of a Transcultural Visual Communication System in a Posthuman Condition
> Nicole Ottiger: INTERROGATING SELF-REPRESENTATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF VISUAL ARTS AND NEUROSCIENCE.
> Andrea Polli: Communicating Air: Alternative Pathways to Environmental Knowing through Computational Ecomedia
> Alejandro Quinteros: SYNCRETIC PRACTICES BETWEEN ART AND ARCHITECTURE: TOWARDS A CRITICAL EPISTEMIC PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT.
> Gretchen Schiller: The kinesfield : a study of movement-based interactive and choreographic art
> Thecla Schiphorst: THE VARIETIES OF USER EXPERIENCE BRIDGING EMBODIED METHODOLOGIES FROM SOMATICS AND PERFORMANCE TO HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION
> 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)
> Yacov Sharir: Beyond the Electronic Connection: The Technologically Manufactured Cyber-Human and Its Physical Human Counterpart in Performance: A Theory Related to Convergence Identities
> Diana Slattery: Communicating the Unspeakable: Linguistic Phenomena in the Psychedelic Sphere
> Claudia Westermann: An Experimental Research into Inhabitable Theories
Art & Sound:
> Emma Whittaker: Transitions-felt: William James, Locative Narrative and the Multi-stable Field of Expanded Narrative
> Diego Maranan: Haplós: Towards Technologies for and Applications of Somaesthetics
> Christos Melidis: Adaptive Neural Architectures for Intuitive Robot Control
> Michael Straeubig: Designing Playful Systems
> Stephen Thompson: Artefacts, Technicity and Humanisation industrial design and the problem of anoetic technologies
> John Vines: Ageing Futures: Towards Cognitively Inclusive Digital Media Products