The Communication and Media Research Technology (CMMT) Laboratory of NTUA was founded in 1995, as a result of the dramatic changes of the ’70s in the field of Communication, both as a technological and epistemological subject. Starting in 1960, the Information began to be considered and treated as a physical entity, while neuroscience and the cognitive sciences offered new aspects of Communication, not only as a process of transmission and reception, based in the field of engineering, but also as a regulatory framework, regarding ethics and subconscious thinking in general.
A scientific team at the National Technical University of Athens, with a founding member of the Laboratory George Kambourakis,in collaboration with Professors Lefteris Kagiafas and Vassilis Loumos, began a quest, investigating the very origin of Communication and its effects on informatics, extending to its impact on the Social Sciences. The workshop is currently focusing on Information and the aspects and applications of Itformation in the rapidly changing media landscape, including the creation, dissemination and management of content.
Media technology is an increasingly thriving area, as the transition from paper to electronic media has affected the creation, dissemination and management of content.
The CMMT Lab is both researching and evaluating mass media message penetration methods including information retrieval in the age of Big Data. Non-linguistic communication as a control structure is one of the new research objectives.
About THE NTUA
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution in Greece in the field of technology and has contributed greatly to the scientific, technical and economic development of the country since its establishment in 1836. It is closely linked to Greece’s struggle for independence, democracy and social progress. In 1873 it was installed in a complex of buildings in the center of Athens, the capital, in the still unfinished buildings of Patission Street and was named “National Technical University of Athens”, abbreviated EMP (National Polytechnic of Metsovo) in honor of the great benefactors G. Averof, N. Stournaris and E. Tositsas, whose birthplace, Metsovo, a small historical town in northwestern Greece, was the cradle of many great national benefactors.
The main strategy of the NTUA is to keep its position as a distinguished and, in every respect, reputable university institution of science and technology in the international arena, and to constantly strengthen this position both in terms of its mission and in terms of all its fundamental functions.
Honoring this distinguished position and in fulfillment of its national mission, the NTUA:
- Upgrades its educational and research contribution to the Greek and the surrounding Eurasian area (and beyond)
- Supports the self-reliant development of the country with new scientific actions
- It really strengthens the Greek presence in the international productive scene