Dr Marcos Dias

Media Studies

Lecturer

Iontas
1st Floor
1.21
(01) 4747748

Biography

I teach on the BA Media Studies programme and I am the first year coordinator. I am also co-coordinator of the Masters (MA) in Critical and Creative Media.

I graduated from the School of Culture and Communication in the University of Melbourne in 2015 with a PhD in Media Studies. My PhD thesis is a multidisciplinary investigation of the social and spatial impact of digital technologies in the contemporary mediated city through ethnographic research on participatory art.

I am currently working on the manuscript for my forthcoming book - The Machinic City: Media, Performance and Participation - to be published by Manchester University Press in early 2019. The book will examine the role of participatory art as a means to reflect on social interaction and the reconfiguration of urban space in the digitally mediated city. 

I am available to supervise multidisciplinary PhD projects that involve media studies, participatory art, digital art, ethnographic research, urban studies and interactive design.

I currently teach the following modules:
MD170 - Principles and Practices of Screen Design
MD217 - Human Computer Interaction
MD359 - Digital Media Project

Prior to joining Maynooth University I was Assistant Lecturer and Programme Director for the BA in Communications in Creative Media in the Dundalk Institute of Technology (2013-2016).

I have a BA in Architecture and City Planning (University of Sao Paulo), a BA in Digital Media Design and Production - First Class Honours (Letterkenny Institute of Technology) and a MSc with Distinction in Interactive Digital Media (Trinity College). I have previously worked as an architect and web designer and I was an Editorial Board Member of the Platform Journal of Media and Communications (2010-2011).

Research Interests

My main research interest is the analysis of social and spatial exchanges in the digitally mediated city. I have a particular interest in participatory art performances, interactive installations and digitally mediated encounters and events that enable emerging forms of social interaction and the reconfiguration of urban space.

I am currently developing a pilot video project based on my thesis research project with the intention of promoting my research to a wider audience. I am interested in collaborations on both research based and creative projects focussed on social and spatial exchanges in the digitally mediated city.

My research interests include performative arts, social interaction, pervasive media, Internet studies, screen studies, interactive digital design,science and technology studies, philosophy and urban studies. 

I am available to supervise multidisciplinary PhD projects that involve media studies, participatory art, digital art, ethnographic research, urban studies and interactive design.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'The Converging Worlds of ‘Surfing the Web’ and the Sport of Surfing'
Marcos Dias (2011) 'The Converging Worlds of ‘Surfing the Web’ and the Sport of Surfing' In: Baden Offord and Robert Garbutt (eds). A scholarly affair: proceedings of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia 2010 national conference. Lismore, Australia: Southern Cross University. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'Asynchronous speeds: disentangling the discourse of high speed broadband in relation to Australia’s National Broadband Network'
Marcos P. Dias, Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Bjorn Nansen, Rowan Wilken (2014) 'Asynchronous speeds: disentangling the discourse of high speed broadband in relation to Australia’s National Broadband Network'. Media International Australia, 151 (1) [Details]
2012 'A Machine to See With (and Reflect Upon): Interview with Blast Theory Artists Matt Adams and Nick Tandavanitj'
Marcos P. Dias (2012) 'A Machine to See With (and Reflect Upon): Interview with Blast Theory Artists Matt Adams and Nick Tandavanitj'. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 8 (1) [Details]
2012 'Australia's project for universal broadband access: From policy to social potential'
Marcos P. Dias (2012) 'Australia's project for universal broadband access: From policy to social potential'. First Monday, 17 (9) [Details]
2009 'Spatial Awareness and Exploration of the Museum Building''
Marcos Dias (2009) 'Spatial Awareness and Exploration of the Museum Building''. Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, 1 (4) [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 A Critique Of Participation In The Digitally-Mediated City Through Mixed Reality Performance Event
Marcos P. Dias (2016) A Critique Of Participation In The Digitally-Mediated City Through Mixed Reality Performance Event . In: Sarah Sparke and Graham Cairns eds. Digital Cultural Ecology and the Medium Sized City , pp.116-125 [Details]
2011 Digital Performance in Networked Public Spaces: Situating the Posthuman Subject
Marcos Dias (2011) Digital Performance in Networked Public Spaces: Situating the Posthuman Subject ISEA [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2015 Book Review: Media and the City: Cosmopolitanism and Difference.
Marcos P. Dias (2015) Book Review: Media and the City: Cosmopolitanism and Difference. Book Review [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2015 Rethinking Urban Space Through Mediated Performance.
Marcos P. Dias (2015) Rethinking Urban Space Through Mediated Performance. Electronic Article [Details]

Teaching Interests

I currently teach the following modules:
MD170 - Principles and Practices of Screen Design
MD217 - Human Computer Interaction
MD359 - Digital Media Project

Other modules previously taught:

Dundalk Institute of Technology
• The Social Context of Technology 
• Multimedia Practical Project Development (final year project coordination and workshops),  
• Introduction to Web Authoring (HTML5 and CSS3)
• Advanced Web Applications (mobile app design, UX and development)
• Current Issues and Theories in the Creative Industries
• 3D Studies (3D Studio Max)

Digital Skills Academy:
• Digital Media Industry and Future Trends

University of Melbourne:
• Net Communication