Dr Stavros Didakis

Stavros Didakis is an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer (FT) and Programme Leader – Digital Media Design. After the successful completion of his PhD in Media Arts Technology in i-DAT he took the role of  senior lecturer in the course BA Technoetic Arts in Roy Ascott’s Detao Master Studio in SIVA, Shanghai.
He was born in Crete-Greece and he has followed studies in sound engineering, media, music technology & audio systems, sonic arts, and interface & interaction design in Athens, London, Belfast and Linz.

Stavros has a long-standing relationship with media, art and technology. For this reason he has created a media laboratory in Greece, called SoniconLab (www.soniconlab.com), which is mainly involved in the development and installation of interactive media systems and media performance technologies – ranging from experimental to commercial – and providing innovative solutions that are not met with current standards. The main reason that Stavros created this laboratory was to establish a new media consciousness in local or dis-local communities, and change the way people perceive and experience media works. Moreover, Stavros is a lecturer in MBS College/Nottingham Trent University, giving lectures in Multimedia and a series of workshops and seminars in sound technology, audiovisual performance, programming, interaction, and interface design.
His PhD research is primarily focused to the development and installation of interactive media technologies inside the architectural space, enabling a formation of sensate spaces that are created based on physiological and psychological studies. This approach defines alternatively the spaces we occupy and enables a new way of architectural and media experience.

Other research interests include ambiguous computing/ambient intelligence, hybrid instruments for media performance and expression, 3D design and immersive environments, real-time video processing, and audio visualisation.
PhD Provisional Title: A Study of Translucent Media Technologies in the Architectural Space.