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Christiana Kazakou

The Transdisciplinary Curator Redefined: The importance of global audience participation & interactivity through data visualisations on art/science projects (University of Plymouth) 2018 -

My research explores the emergent role of the transdisciplinary curator in the 21st century as an author, spatial story-teller, social catalyst and community builder for art and science projects.


The importance of global participation, public engagement & construction of online communities with a focus on art & science practices. I am also interested in the politics of technology and applied data visualisation as tools for social innovation, collaborative models of co-creation and the globalisation of culture through multimodal writing, sci-fi narratives & digital engagement.


As part of the research, 2-3 projects with organisations such as CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) & Astronomers without Borders will test and measure the impact of global participation through experimental innovation.


Projects Objectives

  • Social Innovation: Collective authorship & expanded social & geographical space. Creation of cybercommunities & collective intelligence.
  • Democratisation of technology & creative impact: distribution of global culture through novel prototypes of transdisciplinary project making; interactive infographics, applied data visualisations, human centered design and emergent technologies.
  • Multidimensional visualisations: maps, science, networks, narrative visualisations. Develop stories with data that enhance perception & create fascinating and inspiring dialogues between narratives, science, place and audiences

Supervision Team: Professor Mike Phillips (Director of Studies), Dr Gianni Corino and Dr Jane Grant