Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Marcos Dias
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA C153

Academic biography

Marcos Dias is an Assistant Professor at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. He completed a PhD in Media Studies in the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and also holds a MSc with Distinction in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity College Dublin. His research investigates the social and spatial impact of digital technologies in the contemporary mediated city. As part of his PhD thesis, Marcos conducted ethnographic research on Blast Theory’s participatory art project A Machine to See With

His forthcoming book–The Machinic City: Media, Performance and Participation–will be published by Manchester University Press in early 2021. He is available to supervise multidisciplinary PhD projects in media and communication studies, with a particular interest in the impact of digital technologies in urban space and also the role of public play, participatory art interventions and artificial intelligence in the city.

Marcos teaches on the BSc in Multimedia programme across a range of modules, including Media Spaces, Multimedia Video Production, Major Production Project, Information Design, Emerging Media and New Media and Society. Prior to joining DCU, he was Lecturer in Media Studies in Maynooth University and Assistant Lecturer and Programme Director for the BA in Communications in Creative Media in DkIT. 

He also holds a BA in Architecture and City Planning (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) and a BA in Digital Media Design and Production-First Class Honours (Letterkenny Institute of Technology). Marcos has previously worked as an architect and web designer and was an Editorial Board Member of the Platform Journal of Media and Communications (2010-2011). He is currently a member of the 
Media, Cities and Space ECREA section.