Syncretic strategies towards art, science, technology, and consciousness research.

Applications are invited for the post of PhD candidates of  the – I-Node, Planetary Collegium PhD Program.

I-Node is the new Node of Planetary Collegium PhD Program of Plymouth University, UK.located in Ionion  Center for the Arts and Culture (ICAC) on the Greek island  Kephalonia.


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The Planetary Collegium is an international platform for research in art, technology and consciousness, with its hub (CAiiA- Advanced  Inquiry  in Integrated Arts) based in the University of Plymouth. Its president is Roy Ascott.

The Collegium consists of artists, theoreticians and scholars who meet online and periodically face-to-face in many parts of the world, to develop their research in the practice and theory of art, technology and science with special interest in telematics and technoetics. Their doctoral research leads to the award of the University of Plymouth PhD. Post-doctoral research is also pursued. Within the context of transdisciplinarity and syncretism, the Collegium promotes the integration of art, science, technology, and consciousness research within a post-biological culture.

Applicants should have a MA degree and proven fluency in English language (in case English is not their native language).

Applicants  eligibility is not limited to any particular field. It is based on the innovation  of the  proposals  in connection to the Planetary Collegium research  high standards, accepting  students or academics.

All part-time doctoral research candidates attend three mandatory ten-day face-to-face Composite Sessions each year over a continuous three year period. Typically, each session involves three days of individual research updates presented for discussion by the group; a three stage critique by all members of the group in respect of each other’s work; individual supervisory tutorials; a two-day public symposium; and a one-day cultural visit.

Doctoral candidates are required to submit progress reports to the University of Plymouth Research Committee at regular intervals.

  • At the conclusion of each Composite Session, candidates submit their Research Update (ppt) and Critical Response (Word).
  • The Transfer Report (5,000 words), accompanied by independent expert commentator’s report, is submitted to support the transfer from MPhil to full PhD status.
  • After a minimum of four year’s research, a candidate is eligible to submit a thesis for Final Examination, which includes a viva voce examination. The final submission may consist in either a written thesis of 80,000 words, or a thesis consisting in two parts: a digital portfolio of practical work which has been initiated, researched and developed exclusively within the candidate’s registered research period, and a linked narrative of no less than 35, 000 words.

Application materials, timeline and all additional information will be announced on further notice.

Applicants should send their declaration of interest to Katerina Karoussos,

 Director of I-Node:


Professor Roy Ascott ,

Founding Director, Supervisor, President of the  Planetary Collegium, CAiiA Hub, Plymouth University.

Katerina Karoussos

Executive Director of the I-Node

Dr. Iannis Zannos

Director of Studies – First Supervisor (DoS/S1)

Professor at Masters Programme in Sonic Arts and Technologies, Music Department, Ionion University, Corfu, Greece

Georgos Papakonstantinou

Second Supervisor (S2)

Professor  in the University of Thessaly Greece

Archtecture, Director in documentary films and multimedia projects .


As a part of Planetary Collegium, I-Node is  supported by its Advisory and Academic Board which includes all its Honorary members form CAiiA hub as well as from its two other nodes the M-Node and The Z-Node. Each one of the members is a leader in his/her respective fields. This board stands not only as inspiration to PhD candidates,but also it could provide mentorship and support.


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