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Polina Zioga

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Lecturer
  • Staffordshire University
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I am a hybrid artist, lecturer, and the Director of the Interactive Filmmaking Lab at the School of Computing and Digital Technologies of the Staffordshire University. Throughout my career, I have worked in the creative industries, as freelance creative professional and in academia, teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Film, Digital Media and Arts. Additionally, I am Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an affiliate member of national and international organisations for the creative industries and the new media arts. My interdisciplinary background and studies has influenced my creative practice and peer-reviewed research, which for more than ten years has centred in the field of arts and the brain, combining creativity, technology and science. I hold a Ph.D from the Glasgow School of Art/University of Glasgow, selected as one of the top-ranked thesis abstracts for 2017 by Leonardo (MIT Press). My expertise lies in Interactive Media and Film with the use of Innovative Technologies, such as Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and Eye-Gaze Tracking systems (EGTS). I have written for The Conversation and I have appeared on The Guardian technology podcast, while for my projects I have received grants and awards from international sources, like the NEON Organization, Glasgow School of Art Global Excellence Initiative Fund, Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab as part of the European project ‘Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014’, MyndPlay, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Athens, The Hellenic-Dutch Association of Commerce and Industry (He.D.A.), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and others. In this frame, I have collaborated with esteemed organisations including the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Northern Video Art Network (Finland, Norway, Greece, Hong Kong), iMAL (Brussels) and Fournos Center for Digital Culture (Athens). My creative work and research has been presented and published since 2004 in Europe, Asia, North and South America including: solo and group art exhibitions, video-art and film festivals, performances, international peer-reviewed conferences, invited talks and guest lectures.

Recent publications

  • “Enheduanna—A Manifesto of Falling” Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance: Performer and Audience Participation, Cognition and Emotional Engagement Using Multi-Brain BCI Interaction

    • Zioga P
    • Pollick F
    • Ma M
    • et al.
  • Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance

    • Zioga P

Professional experience


Staffordshire University

September 2017 - Present


University of Huddersfield School of Art Design and Architecture

September 2016 - September 2017(a year)


Doctor of Philosophy

Glasgow School of Art

January 2014 - May 2017(3 years)

Co-authors (4)

  • Leo theo
  • Frank Pollick
  • Hanan Makki Zakari
  • Jeneefer Alsher