John Bardakos is an artist and researcher born in Athens, Greece in 1976. He studied Mathematics, Digital, and Traditional Media in Applied and Fine Arts focused. He set up and managed as a co-owner and artistic director three new media studios and during his career, he got involved in a variety of animated films and other hybrid media productions as an artist, director, and producer.
Mr Bardakos, besides his practical and meta-practical art skills, has a deep and broad knowledge of the theoretical aesthetic, narrative and, of course, technical elements of artistic research. Mr John Bardakos expanded his mathematical and artistic education with postgraduate studies in Philosophy, aesthetics in the domain of Fine Arts using a large variety, of Traditional, Analog, Digital, Algorithmic, Virtual, and Interaction methodologies. He taught in a variety of seminars, workshops and departments in Athens, Paris, and Shanghai. Mr Bardakos joined the Roy Ascott Technoetic Arts Studio in 2017 as the Course Coordinator and as a Senior Lecturer for the undergraduate program Technoetic Arts at the Shanghai Institute of visual arts and in 2019 co-founded the new media studio Rho in Shanghai. He is currently in a non-linear Athens-Paris-Shanghai oscillation, continuing his art and research activities (PhD between the Athens School of Fine Arts and the University Paris 8). His artistic interests expand in interactive/spatial/digital poetics, philosophy, image, aesthetics, and narration under the context of artistic expression via mathematics, interaction, and traditional and digital art.