John, (Iannis) Bardakos is an artist and researcher born in Athens, Greece in 1976. He studied Mathematics, Digital, and Traditional Media focused in Applied and Fine Arts. 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 hybrid media projects, animated films and other artistic 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 technical elements of artistic research.
John Bardakos expanded his mathematical and artistic education with postgraduate studies in philosophy, aesthetics in the domain of Fine Arts using a 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 cofounded the art and technology studio Rho in Shanghai.
He is currently in a non-linear Athens-Paris-Shanghai oscillation, continuing his art and research activities. John Bardakos is a member of the Editorial Organism for the peer-reviewed Technoetic Arts journal exploring the juncture of art practice, technology and the human mind. Mr Bardakos as a PhD candidate in fine arts and technology is also member of the INREV and AIAC laboratories in Paris 8 University as well as a member of the Hypermedia laboratory of the Athens School of Fine Arts. 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.