CV

(updated March 2015)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Marcos Pereira Dias
Email: marcos[dot]dias[at]dkit.ie
Twitter: @mpdias
Website: http://www.lightartworks.com

 

EDUCATION

February 2010 onwards (expected submission date: 16 March 2015)
PhD Arts – Media and Communications Program (expected thesis submission – March 2015)
Title of thesis: Rethinking Urban Space Through Mediated Performance
Project includes field research on A Machine To See With by artist collective Blast Theory (United Kingdom).
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Scott McQuire and Prof. Nikos Papastergiadis
School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

October 2008 – September 2009
MSc with Distinction in Interactive Digital Media
Title of dissertation: Digital Interactive Narratives in Public Spaces: Reclaiming the Public Sphere
Supervisor: Mark O’Halloran
Final project: http://www.museumbuilding.org/cube.html
School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

September 2007 – June 2008
BA (Hons) with First Class Honours in Digital Media Design and Production
School of Business, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland

February 1990 – July 1995
Bachelors Degree in Architecture and City Planning
Weighted Average Grade: 78.6%
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION 

September 2013 onwards
Assistant Lecturer – Section of Creative Media, School of Informatics and Creative Arts
Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland
Duties include preparing and delivering lectures, student administration, programmatic review, group project and dissertation supervision for third and fourth year students.
Currently teaching the following modules (with associated software skills): Advanced Multimedia (Photoshop, Flash and Content Management Systems), The Social Context of Technology (theory), Multimedia Practical Project Development (final year group project supervision), Multimedia Tools and Techniques (Illustrator and Flash) and Introduction to Web Authoring (HTML5 and CSS3).
Other modules taught in 2013 and 2014: Advanced Web Applications (HTML5, CSS, jQuery and Phonegap), Advanced Programming for Interactivity (Processing), Current Issues and Theories in the Creative Industry (theory), 3D Studies (3D Studio Max) and Personal Development (theory).

June 2013 – August 2013
Final Project Supervisor – MSc Interactive Digital Media (TRS51)
School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Supervised the final collaborative projects of two student groups involving an interactive installation in Trinity’s Front Square and a photography-based Android app. Duties included meeting groups on a weekly basis and attending presentation meetings.

May 2013 – July 2013
Lecturer and Tutor Digital Media Industry and Future Trends module
Digital Skills Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Prepared and delivered six lectures for 100 students. Part of the WebElevate programme that reskills graduate jobseekers to work in the digital media industry. Duties also included the preparation of workshops and assessment.

April 2013 – July 2013
Research Assistant – Australia Research Council (ARC) funded project: An Investigation of the Early adoption and Appropriation of High-Speed Broadband in the Domestic Environment
Research Contractor: Dr. Michael Arnold – The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Commissioned to write co-authored paper about social impact of high-speed broadband household adoption. Paper published in Media International Australia (MIA) n. 151 (May 2014) – Broadband Futures: Content, Connectivity and Control
Title of paper: Asynchronous speeds: disentangling the discourse of ‘high speed broadband’ in relation to Australia’s National Broadband Network

June 2012 – September 2012
Final Project Supervisor – MSc Interactive Digital Media (TRS51)
School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Supervised the final collaborative projects of two student groups. Students developed an interactive online interface and an Android app using as main theme the open spaces of Trinity College’s campus. Duties included meeting groups on a weekly basis and attending presentation meetings.

February 2011 – June 2011
Subject Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor – Net Communication (MECM20003)
Faculty of Arts, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia Administrated and taught 260 undergraduate students (second year onwards). Duties included hiring and coordinating tutors, student administration, preparing twelve two-hour lectures, twelve one-hour tutorials and marking essays and practical assignments

 July 2010 – October 2010
Tutor – Communication Technology in Context (ACC2001)
Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Prepared and delivered twelve one-hour tutorials for 60 (second and third year) undergraduate students. Duties included marking exams and term papers.
Course coordinator: Dr. Mark Coté

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

May 2013
RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI)
Recipient of the inaugural RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) Fellowship. Gave presentation during Plenary Session of RIPE 66 Meeting entitled Australia’s Project for Universal Broadband Access: from Policy to Potential
RIPE 66 Meeting, Dublin, Ireland

February 2012
Gene Burd Track on Media and Urban Life Award
Paper selected for the inaugural Gene Burd Track for the 42nd Conference of the Urban Affairs Association
Urban Affairs Association, Pittsburgh, USA

March 2010
Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) Top-Up Scholarship Award  Awarded scholarship for researching new forms of social interaction through universal broadband access in public spaces
Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, Australia

December 2009
Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) and Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) Awards
School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

September 2009
First student to be awarded a distinction in the MSc Interactive Digital Media course
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

June 2008
Derek Hill Award 2008 for Most Creative Design Student
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Dias, Marcos Pereira et al. (2014) ‘Asynchronous speeds: disentangling the discourse of high speed broadband in relation to Australia’s National Broadband Network’, Media International Australia n. 151, http://www.uq.edu.au/mia/forthcoming- issues

Dias, Marcos Pereira (2012) ‘Australia’s project for universal broadband access: From policy to social potential’, First Monday 17(9), http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/4114/3299

Dias, Marcos Pereira (2012) ‘A Machine to See With (and Reflect Upon): Interview with Blast Theory Artists Matt Adams and Nick Tandavanitj, Liminalities: Journal of Performance Studies 8(1), http://liminalities.net/8-1/blast-theory.html

 Dias, Marcos (2011) ‘The Converging Worlds of ‘Surfing the Web’ and the Sport of Surfing’ pp. 63-70 in Offord B & Garbutt, R (eds) 2011, A scholarly affair: proceedings of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia 2010 national conference, Byron Bay, NSW 7-9 December 2010, http://epubs.scu.edu.au/sass_pubs/715/

Dias, Marcos (2009) ‘Spatial Awareness and Exploration of the Museum Building’, Parsons Journal For Information Mapping, 1(4), http://piim.newschool.edu/journal/issues/2009/04/pdfs/ParsonsJournalForInformationMap ping_Dias-Marcos.pdf

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

(Awaiting publication) Dias, Marcos P. (2015) ‘Book Review: Media and the City’, Cultural Sociology.

(Awaiting publication) Dias, Marcos P. (2015) ‘Rethinking Urban Space Through Mediated Performance’, Research Focus (2nd edition), Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Dias, Marcos (2011) ‘Digital Performance in Networked Public Spaces: Situating the Posthuman Subject’, ISEA 2011, http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/paper/digital-performance- networked-public-spaces-situating-posthuman-subject

 

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

23-25 May 2013
Hybrid City 2 Conference
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Presented paper entitled Digital Performance in the Hybrid City: Understanding Participation Through Machinic Assemblages.

25-27 October 2012
reART:theURBAN International Conference
Gessnerallee Zürich, Switzerland
Invited speaker on the panel The Spectator: Between Technology and Participation with Blast Theory artist Matt Adams. Presented paper entitled Artistic Strategies to Change the Status of the Spectator.

6 June 2012
Remediating Urban Space: Exploring Design Responses Symposium
School of Architecture and i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK
Presented paper entitled New Experiences of Mediated Urban Space Through Participatory Networked Art.

18-21 April 2012
42nd Conference of the Urban Affairs Association
Pittsburgh, United States
Presented paper entitled Participatory Networked Art and the Media City: Rethinking our Social Experience of Public Spaces. Recipient of the inaugural Gene Burd Track on Media and Urban Life award.

27-28 March 2012
Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE): 1st Annual Conference
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Presented paper entitled Experiencing Digital Performance: Innovative Forms of Social Interaction.

14-21 September 2011
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2011
Istanbul, Turkey
Presented paper entitled Digital Performance in Networked Public Spaces: Situating the Posthuman Subject.

7-9 December 2010
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Conference (CSAA) – A Scholarly Affair 2010
Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, Australia
Presented paper entitled The Converging Worlds of Surfing the Web and the Sport of Surfing.

21 September 2010
Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES) Inaugural Annual Symposium
Alan Gilbert Building, University of Melbourne, Australia
Presented poster about research project for IBES Top-up Scholarship Award.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND GUEST LECTURES

24-25 June 2013
OURMedia Dublin Event 2013 – Dealing with Crisis: Community, Alternative, Citizens’ and Social Media in Times of Change
Pre-conference event of the IAMCR 2013 Conference – Dublin City University, Dublin Gave presentation entitled Playing with crisis: reflecting on media ideology through participatory art.

13-17 May 2013
RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) 66 Meeting Dublin 2013
Recipient of the inaugural RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) Fellowship
Gave presentation during Plenary Session entitled Australia’s Project for Universal Broadband Access: from Policy to Potential.

October 2009
Guest lectures for graduate students of the MSc Interactive Digital Media course
School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Gave two one-hour lectures for graduate students of the MSc in Interactive Digital Media entitled The Making of the CUBE Project – Spatial Awareness of the Museum Building (presented on 01/10/09) and An Introduction to Designing Dublin (presented on 22/10/09).

 

SKILLS

Web Design and Programming: comprehensive knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, Dreamweaver, jQuery, WordPress, digital image editing and usability issues. Working knowledge of Javascript and PHP.

3D Design, Animation and Interactive Design: knowledge of CAD design, modelling and rendering using 3D Studio Max. Knowledge of Flash-based animation and Actionscript.

Audio and Video : knowledge of video production and editing using professional HD cameras and Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of sound sampling and the use of MIDI and synthesisers with Logic Pro.

Photography: comprehensive knowledge of digital photography production and editing using DSLR cameras, flashguns and Photoshop.

Sensor technologies and interactive installations: knowledge of Processing, Pure Data (PD), Arduino boards and sensor technologies.

Graphic Design: highly proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop for image manipulation, branding and typography.

Languages and other qualifications: fluent English and Portuguese speaker, working knowledge of Spanish and basic understanding of French. Full Irish driving license category B.

 

RECENT WORK AND COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES

14 July 2012
Dublin Mini maker Faire participant
Science Gallery, Dublin.
Built and showcased Dynolamp, an interactive lamp consisting of RGB LED lights controlled by an Arduino Board via an accelerometer sensor.

December 2011 – June 2012
Recyclism Hacklab member
Hacklab, Dublin.
Worked in a collaborative group on experimental electronic art projects including the use of sensors, actuators, Arduino boards and open source programming software such as Processing, Pure Data and Google Sketchup.

April 2010 – April 2011
Editorial Board Member
Platform Journal of Media and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia
Redesigned the journal’s website in September 2010. Created new design layout including logo, posters and invitations, attended board meetings and updated online issues.

September 2009 – November 2009
Designing Dublin: Learning to Learn project Designing Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
One of ten individuals selected to participate in pilot project run by Design Twentyfirst Century in partnership with Dublin City Council, Creative Dublin Alliance and KaosPilots from Aarhus, Denmark. Researched, invented and prototyped solutions for a project based on social innovation in North Dublin as part of a multidisciplinary collaborative team.

April 2008 – August 2008
Freelance Facilitator and Video Producer
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Filmed and edited documentary for the Earagail Arts Festival 2008 as part of joint internship with the Festival and Cultural Centre. Provided video and editing training and mentored youth video project.

September 2006 – November 2006
Freelance Designer
Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Produced photo shoot, identity development and PDF presentation for Jonathan Ball, artist/blacksmith in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.

INTERESTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

My research interests include media and communication studies, new media, Internet studies, performative arts, interactive design, urban studies and science, technology and society studies (STS).

While living in Melbourne, I was an active member of the Technology and Culture Reading Group (TCRG) in the School of Culture and Communication. During my studies at Trinity College I helped with the organisation of the Open Day and of the final project exhibition.

I taught indoor climbing part-time to adults in the Trinity Gym. During my studies at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology I helped to organise the Open Day and was also an active member of the LYIT Basketball and Disc Clubs.

I worked as a voluntary coach for the Irish Surfing Association (ISA) between 2005 and 2009, coaching the Irish national surfing team during international events in France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Costa Rica. I am a qualified tutor under the Adventure Sports Framework of Coaching Ireland. I am also a qualified Irish Surfing Association (ISA) Surf Instructor Level 3, Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Beach Lifeguard and RLSS Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessor. I have previously taught both ISA Surf Coach courses and (RLSS) Beach Lifeguard courses.

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