Thursday, September 25, 2008

TWEAK 2008

Here are some really bad mobile phone video clips from tonight's performance:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tweak 2008

Tweak is a new interactive digital art festival happening here in Limerick from the 22nd to the 27th of September. WE (here at the University of Limerick) are hosting a number of free workshops (topics include hacking, circuit bending, digital art, prototyping, vj-ing and robotics) and there are still some spaces left. These workshops are taking place in the Limerick School of Art and Design Monday to Friday 9-5. They feature workshops by speakers such as France Cadet, Digital Slaves, Area10Media Lab and John Bowers to name a few.
There is also a digital art exhibition taking place in Istrabraq Hall in the Limerick City Hall from Tuesday to Friday. This exhibit features work by artists such as Dan Miller (USA), Gregory Shakar (USA) Nigel Power (UK) and Peggy Sylopp (Berlin).

In addition to this we have a number of live electronic performances including a live circuit bending night and a performance by renowned digital composer Trevor Wishart (In association with Soundings -
There is additional information available and full program listings at the website at
Tweak is created and run by IDC's own Nora O'Murchu, and sponsored by the University of Limerick

Monday, September 15, 2008

iHCI 2008

These coming Friday and Saturday, 19-20 of September, University College Cork will play host to iHCI 2008 Cultures of Interaction, the second Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference. UL IDC proudly hosted the first meeting last year, so it's great to see the Irish HCI community growing stronger!
The conference is jointly organised by Dr. John McCarthy and Dr. Jurek Kirakowski (Dept. of Applied Psychology) and Dr. Ian Pitt (Dept. of Computer Science).
The updated programme is now available on line and features a fine selection of UL contributions.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Exhibition of paintings by Enda O'Donoghue

Paintings by Berlin-based artist and former IDC member Enda O'Donoghue are currently being exhibited at the Limerick Printmakers Gallery. The exhibition, entitled "After Joe_Blogs" will remain open until September 25th.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

DAWN 2008

DAWN 2008 - Digital Arts Week Now opens officially on September 3rd 2008.
DAWN is the end of year showcase of students' work on the Interactive Media and Music Technology Masters programmes.
This 8th edition of DAWN will feature as usual exciting examples of interactive technologies and musical creations, mixing technical innovation and creative flair. This year's Interactive Media final projects include a "Robotic Ballet", "ID" - an interactive art installation, "Music2" an interactive game for teaching maths through music. The Music Technology students will present work such as real-time applications for live clarinet performance, "Til Human Voices Wake Us" - a composition inspired by brainwave patterns, and "Abstract Amen" The search for new rhythm aesthetics in groove-based music. This year's exhibition will also feature joint Interactive Media and Music Technology projects such as the non-linear film "Missing"
The official opening will take place on Wednesday 3rd September 2008 at 18h00 in the Atrium of the Computer Science Building. Refreshments will be available, and you will be able to visit the interactive exhibition as well as touring the new state-of-the-art media production facilities recently completed.
A concert will be performed by the Music Technology students which will take place immediately after the opening, in the Performing Arts Centre located in the Foundation Building at 19h00
The exhibition is open to the public from Monday, September 1st until Thursday 4th of September (10h00 – 16h00) and is located in CSG-025, CSG-027 and CSIS Atrium.

Congrats to Dr. Ian O'Keeffe

The IDC celebrated a new PhD last week: Dr. Ian O'Keeffe was conferred his Doctorate at the graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Congrats to Ian and to his proud supervisor Dr Annette Aboulafia.

Dr. Ian O'Keeffe and Dr. Annette Aboulafia