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Lectures & Teaching Experience

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Lectures & Teaching Experience

Driven by her interdisciplinary background and experience in academic as well as industry settings, Polina Zioga’s approach to teaching and research supervision aims to bridge theory and practice through research. She is currently contributing in the Department of Film, Media and Journalism at the School of Computing and Digital Technologies, Staffordshire University. She is leading the "American and International Cinema" Level 6 module in the BA (Hons) Film, TV and Radio Course, while also teaching in the Film Production Technology BSc (Hons) Course and supervising Media Dissertations, Final Year Projects (FYP) and Ph.D. students. She helps students to identify their areas of interest, discover their seeds of originality and gradually become independent creative practitioners and thinkers. Her students have won awards in international competitions including the Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival (Finland), the European Meeting of Youth Audiovisual Creation (Greece) and others.

Full-time Ph.D. and MRes supervision is available in the following, but not limited to, areas:
- Interactive Film and Media
- Expanded and Live Cinema
- Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs)
- Neurocinematics

2017-today Lecturer | Director of Interactive Filmmaking Lab | Deputy Research Ethics Coordinator. Staffordshire University, School of Computing and Digital Technologies, Department of Film, Media and Journalism. Module Leader for "American and International Cinema" Level 6 in the BA (Hons) Film, TV and Radio Course. Supervisor of Media Dissertations, Final Year Projects (FYP) and Ph.D. Students.

2018 "Multi-Brain BCI Interaction for Live Cinema: Performer and Audience Participation, Cognition and Emotional Engagement". [Talk]. University of Nottingham, Mixed Reality Lab, 15 June 2018.

2016-2017 Lecturer. University of Huddersfield, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Art and Communication. Core Module Leader for "Theory as Practice" Year 2 in BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Animation, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, and BA (Hons) Animation.

2016 “Art, Science and The Brain: A Personal Perspective”. [Lecture]. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Exchange Talks Programme, Fyfe Lecture Theatre, 7 November 2016.

2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio. Elective course "The Film-making Process", open to all Post-Graduate Taught students.

2016 “Is It Art or Is It Science? A Journey Inside the Brain”. [Lecture]. Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Interaction Design, Barnes Building Lecture Theatre, 23 February 2016.

2015 “Real-Time Passive Multi-Brain Interaction in 'Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling' Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance. [Talk]. University of Glasgow, School of Psychology, Perception Action Cognition Lab, 13 November 2015.

2015 “A Hypothesis of Brain-to-Brain Coupling in Interactive New Media Art and Games Using Brain-Computer Interfaces”. Joint Conference on Serious Games 2015, University of Huddersfield, UK.

2014 “A Wireless Future: performance art, interaction and the brain-computer interfaces". [Talk]. INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2014 “The use of brain-computer interfaces and application development in real-time audio-visual performances". [Talk]. Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio, 10 April 2014.

2011-2012 Visual Arts & Animation Teacher, Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning & Religious Affairs. Governmental project "Support of Schools with a Unified Revised Curriculum". Athens, Greece.

2010-2011 Visual Arts & Animation Teacher, Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning & Religious Affairs. "Education and Lifelong Learning" operational programme, co-funded by Greece and the European Union. Athens, Greece.

2010 “Five visuals artists discuss about the use of new media in art: Eleni Dimitropoulou, Dimitra Ermeidou, Athina Robie, Eftichia Tzanetoulakou, Polina Zioga”. [Talk]. “Art-Act” art space, Athens, Greece.

2009 "Polina Zioga in open discussion with G. Kazazis, professor of the Athens School of Fine Arts". [Talk]. “Art-Act” art space, Athens, Greece.