SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Dr Maria Stukoff
Dr Maria Stukoff
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science and Engineering, Greater Manchester - Salford.
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Key Memberships
Co-Chair ICZ Esports Programme: University of Salford
From June 2018 to present.
Director Morson Maker Space: University of Salford
From May 2017 to present.
Profile Summary

The Morson Maker Space is an iconic engineering and digital fabrication hub central to Salford's masterplan for providing Industry 4.0 capabilities to ensure our industry partners, researchers, staff and students are at the forefront of smart factory processes.  It is an ecosystem to drive new digital development to help innovative design. The makerspace ethos is all about rapid prototyping, digital fabrication and manufacturing skills using high-end 3D printers, scanners and vinyl cutters. The hub has access to the latest robotics, electronics lab, drones, waterjet cutters and multi axis milling machines, as well as future gazing technologies such as AR and MR. 

Maria is a well-known imagineer of all things digital, and has been credited with producing videogames, interactive pieces and media installation in both commercial and media art roles.Prior to joining The University of Salford, she was Head of Digital at the BBC Academy, and former Head of PlayStationFirst; Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Game Development Academy, which provides PS4 and PSVR game development kits to the next generation of PlayStation developers.






Key Qualifications
Nowadays, Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the major factors influencing urban development and Smart City planning. Consequently, public spaces are shaped by the interaction of data and people through those new technologies. In this PhD we tested public spaces as a framework for game play and developed and produced a mobile game, using Bluetooth technology and wireless networks to connect individuals working the city. The mobile game; Every Passing Moment was screened in partnership with the BBC Big Screens in Liverpool. Clayton Square.. Funded in partnership with the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA), the BBC Big Screen (Liverpool) and Videogame Developers
Development of a QuickTime VR installation and interactive narrative content in a 360 degrees projected virtual space.