Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Speaking at DATA this weekend

I'm speaking at DATA this weekend
Along with a bunch of other lovely people
More info here

Saturday, 22nd of August, 6.30pm

The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Lad Lane (Off Baggot Street),
Dublin 2.


Nora O’Murchu
Nora O’ Murchu Nora O’ Murchu is a researcher, curator and Ph.D.
candidate at the Interaction Design Centre in the University of
Limerick. She has a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from
NuiGalway and received her Masters in Interactive Media from the
University of Limerick in 2008. She is the founder of Tweak an
interactive digital art festival that focuses on promoting the
understanding of the use of open source technology within our culture
and to explore contemporary issues. Her current research focuses on
the design of open-ended interactive systems and how open source
communities can offer unique insights for the development of
interactive systems for the Interaction Design Community. She is
currently a research assistant in the University of Limerick.

Emma Wade
Emma Wade is a Wexford born visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland.
She works with installation, digital media, lens based media and
performance. Her work is often playful, interactive and audience
focused. Emma received a MA from the Fine Art Department of the
National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2008. In summer 2008, she
completed an internship in New Media Education at the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum in New York. She recently undertook an artist
residency in Limerick City Gallery of Art. Her practice is currently
based at RedSpace Studios in Dublin. Play and humour are used as tools
to provoke thought, as well as entertain, in Emma’s practice. Her work
is largely interactive and requires audience participation, there is
an ask and a reward. The user often intentionally or unintentionally
becomes a performer. Without their input the work is incomplete.
Science and Pseudo-science heavily influence her practice. The
conflict between scientific fact and common belief fascinates her.
Defining proof, the notion of what is real and who decides. Her
current research investigates the physiological effects of deep
pressure and cellular memory in a fine art context.

Brian Solon
Brian Solon is a Dublin-based media artist, composer and creative
technologist. His work encompasses acoustic and electronic
composition, performance and improvisation, interactive systems and
mixed-media installation. He holds an M.Phil in Music and Media
Technologies from Trinity College Dublin and a BSc (Hons) in Computer
Science from UCD. He is a member of the Spatial Music Collective and
founding member of the RedSpace Collective, a not-for-profit, artist-
led initiative located in Dublin City Centre, comprising workspaces,
artists’ studios, a rehearsal room and a gallery.

TOG Dublin Hackerspace
TOG is a hackerspace based in Dublin City Centre. It is a shared space
where members can have a place to be creative and work on their
projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of
both new and old technologies. We had our first meeting on the 21st of
January 2009 with a group of 17 people, some who had never met before,
come together to form a group with the intention of setting up a
hackerspace in Dublin. The meeting was great and everyone was full of
enthusiasm. In less then 3 months we had membership coming in from
over 20 members and a roof over our head. The space is fully funded by
its members and gives members 24/7 access to work on a project or just
a place to hangout.

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