Irida Ntalla is a Lecturer in Media Management at Middlesex University in London, Department of Media and the Programme Leader for the MSc Media Management. She teaches areas of media and creative industries, media and art management, audience theory and research, digital cultures and digital publishing. Irida completed her PhD from City, University of London that drew together empirical studies of galleries at the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of London with an extensive, multidisciplinary theoretical investigation of the meanings of interactivity. She is a grant holder of the AHRC-funded project ‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’ and she has been part of a number of research projects on cultural institutions and technological change, audience research and media. Irida have an extensive experience in the cultural industries and she has managed a range of media and education-based projects with a focus on social engagement, digital technologies and creative arts, theatre education, heritage, archives and documentary practice.
BA Cultural Technology and Communication (Aegean University, Lesvos, Greece), 2005
MA Interactive Media - Critical Theory (Goldsmiths College, University of London), 2007
PhD in Cultural Policy and Management (City, University of London), 2016
I teach in a number of postgraduate and undergraduate modules in the Department of Media, including Media and Creative Industries (MSc), Key Skills in Media Management (MSc), Research Methods (MSc), Self-Publishing (BA), Networking Cultures (BA).
I act as the module leader for:
Media and Creative Industries: a core module on the MSc Media Management
Key Skills in Media Management: a core module on the MSc Media Management
Dissertations: supervising a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduates.
Key research interests: Digital cultures, contemporary cultural theory, cultural and creative industries, technology and environmental issues, interactivity and participation, audiences, experience, museum studies, affect.
Ntalla, I. & Vom Lehn, D. (2014). 'Researching audiences in digital mediated and interactive experiences: Special Section Introduction' Participation: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 213-215.
Markowski, M., Ntalla, I., Kamposiori, C., & Routsis, V. (2015). Multidisciplinary Perspective on Affective Experiences in Proceedings from the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015), London, UK.
Ntalla I. (2013). Engaging audiences on on-going social debates through interactive and immersive exhibits in The International Journal of Inclusive Museum, 105-116, ISSN: 1835- 2014 (print)
Ntalla I. (2013). Haptic interactions through touch-screen interfaces in Proceeding of the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2013 edited by Ng Kia, Bowen P. Jonathan and McDaid Sarah, 203-210. ISBN 9781780172156.
Kidd, J., Ntalla, I., & Lyons, W. (2011). Multi-touch interfaces in museum spaces: reporting preliminary findings on the nature of interaction. In Proceedings of the International Conference Re-thinking Technology in Museums, Emerging Experiences, edited by Ciolfi, Luigina., Scott, Katherine and Barbieri, Sara, 5-13. Ireland: University of Limerick, 2011.
Antoniou, A.-S., Ntalla, I., & Woollard, V. (2013). Discussing museum learning opportunities for children with disabilities. In Child Health, Family and Education, edited by Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou & Bruce David Kirkcaldy, 277-292). Athens: DIADRASSI Publications.
Ntalla I. (2012). Interactivity and audience experience in the modern museum; discussing findings from case study on the 'High Arctic' immersive installation, National Maritime Museum, London. In E. Kristiansen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Dream Conference: The Transformative Museum Conference (pp. 252-266). Roskilde University, Denmark.
Ntalla I., & Stamatiou, A.S. (2012). The museum as a transitional learning space for children with special needs’ The Quality in Education: Trends and Perspectives Conference. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Primary Education, Athens, Greece.
Review Pille Runnel/Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (eds.), Democratising the Museum: Reflections on Participatory Technologies, Peter Lang, 2014. 240pp. ISBN-10: 3631649169
AHRC Grant Holder Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Part of the Collaborative Student-Led Research Development-Digital Transformations Scheme.
‘New Media, Audiences and Affective Experiences’
The project established a platform for creative dialogue and collaboration for doctoral students from City University London, Kings College London, Middlesex University, New London Graduate School (NLGS) and University College London in the academic fields of Creative Industries and Practice, Art and Design and Digital Humanities.
Affective Experiences Conference Organiser, 2013
Having won an AHRC research development grant, I used it to co-produce the ‘International Conference held at the Parasol Unit London featuring keynotes speakers Dr Lisa Blackman and Dr Ernest Edmonds.
Editor, Critical Contemporary Culture online journal, 2011 – 2016
Critical Contemporary Culture is an online journal that envisions an alternative cultural intellectual public space, one combining theoretical reflection with engaged cultural practice. Critical Contemporary Culture is supported by the LSE Sociology Department.
Member, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA)
Museum Computer Group Committee Member 2012-2014
Conference committee and paper reviewing
Electronic Visualisations and the Arts London, 2014 - now
Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts University of Greenwich, London, 2014
UK Museum and the Web 2013 Tate Modern, 2013
Challenging Histories Conference, City, University of London, Tower of London, 2012