Tuesday, November 16, 2010

IDC Work at "Boundary Work I" Exhibition

IDC has been invited to participate in Boundary Work I, and exhibition on the theme of technology in practice between art and science. The exhibition, curated by Paul Green on CIT Crawford College of Art, opened last week at Wandesford quay Gallery in Cork and it will run until November 27th. An overview of the work exhibited, including images is available here

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Congrats to Softday on "Marbh Chrios"

Congrats to Mikael Fernstrom and Softday on the recent successful performance of "Marbh Chrios", which took place on October 16th at Mooney's Boatyard in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. Congrats to Mikael and Sean on their success!

Success for the third Edition of Tweak Festival

Between September 17th and 24th 2010, Limerick was yet again buzzing thanks to Tweak, the interactive digital art festival featuring an exhibition, workshops, concerts and a cinema day. Tweak is aiming to promote the understanding of the use of technology in our lives and has been curated by IDC Nora O'Murchu in collaboration with (among others) UL IDC, the Limerick School of Art and Design, the arts Council and Creative Limerick

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Reminisce" at Bunratty Folk Park going Live!

“Reminisce” at Bunratty Folk Park
August 25-27 2010

Are you curious about how interactive technology can bring memories of the past to life? Then try out "Reminisce" at Bunratty Folk Park!

Researchers at the Interaction Design Centre have developed a new interactive experience, "Reminisce", which will allow visitors of Bunratty Folk Park in Co. Clare to discover, share and contribute to personal memories linked to buildings, traditions and ways of life of Ireland's past. "Reminisce" will engage visitors in a quest for memories and mementoes to add value to their experience of the cottages and activities on display at the Park.

The IDC is a multidisciplinary research group in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick, focused on the design, use and evaluation of information and communications technologies from a human-centred design perspective: our research is focused on enhancing and supporting people's activities and is grounded on the context of the users' experience. The IDC has conducted extensive research on the use of ICTs in museums and exhibitions during the past 10 years, with successful installations at The Hunt Museum, Shannon Airport and Limerick’s Milk Market.

"Reminisce" is part of a research project exploring the utility and potential of technologies such as smart phones, augmented reality and location-based services in outdoor exhibition sites, and it has been supported by Failte Ireland and the University of Limerick Seed Funding initiative.

"Reminisce" is easy to use, doesn't require any specialised equipment and is completely free. It will be available for trials at Bunratty Folk Park from the 25th to the 27th of August 2010.

If you would like to try out "Reminisce", please contact luigina.ciolfi@ul.ie or marc.mcloughlin@ul.ie, or get in touch through our Facebook page or Twitter

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Congratulations to Dr Erik and Dr Anders!

This week, Anders Sigfridsson and Erik Lövquist successfully completed their PhD vivas.
Dr. Annette Aboulafia (Erik's supervisor), Erik Lövquist, Prof Liam Bannon (Anders' supervisor) and Anders Sigfridson.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Interaction Design Talks: Fernando Orellana

The Interaction Design Talks series continues this semester with a talk by Fernando Orellana.

Fernando will speak about his recent artwork relating to robotics, anthropomorphism, dreams, generative art, automobiles, and Play-doh.

He was one of the artists featured during the 2nd edition of Tweak in September last year.

Currently an Assistant Professor developing an electronic art program at Union College in Schenectady, NY, Fernando Orellana uses new and traditional media as a way of transmitting concepts that range from generative art to social-political commentary. He has recently exhibited at the Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY, Exit Art, New York, New York, LABoral, Gijon, Spain, The Tang Museum of Art, Saratoga Springs, NY, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL, The Ark, Dublin, Ireland, and The Biennial of Electronic Art, Perth, Australia.

The talk will take place this Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 2:30pm in KBG13 (Kemmy Business School), and everybody is welcome!

On Wednesday evening, Fernando Orellana will also give a talk at the IxDA Limerick meetup in the Absolute Hotel. The meetup starts at 7pm as usual. All are welcome!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Interaction Design Talks: Nicholas Polley

Wednesday, 3 February 2010, the Interaction Design Talks series continues with a talk by Nicholas Polley, the founder of the Dublin-based company 3rd Dimension.

The talk, titled Inside 3D Visualisation, is scheduled for 2:30pm in KB119, and everybody is welcome.

3rd Dimension's Visualisation and Animation studios are based in Blackrock in Co Dublin. The company is focused on creating design solutions that include 3D visuals, photomontages, visual impact assessments and 3D walkthroughs meant to support their clients planning and marketing strategies.

Nicholas will speak about his company's past and ongoing projects, referring to the processes and technologies involved. He will also focus on the advances in 3D visualisation technologies over the years and the vital role played by these in many industries (Architecture, Engineering, Design, Games Development).

On Wednesday evening, Nicholas Polley will also give a talk at the IxDA Limerick meetup in the Absolute Hotel. The meetup starts at 7pm as usual. All are welcome!