The Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) was formed in March 2002 with the intention of promoting, exploring, discussing, and exhibiting art and technology in Ireland and the world. Based in Dublin, DATA is built on the idea that collaboration between artists, musicians, technologists, and academia is the key element in creating a rich cultural environment for the dialogue and conception of technological art practices. We aim to create an informal space where art and technology can meet and allow people from multiple backgrounds to come together, collaborate, and explore new directions and art practices.
DATA is dedicated to both showcasing the work of technologists, musicians, and artists using technology as well as providing a meeting point for the intersection of these disciplines.
Our aim is to encourage collaboration between group and non/group members and support an open forum for ideas, practice, and presentation. All forms of art and tech are welcome for showing at the group events – from interactive work to net-based projects to digital video to audio projects to theatrical performances to installations – and we will be asking for an open call for people to present their projects at the various events and venues around Dublin.
We are always looking for submissions for DATA, projects, proposals, workshop ideas, and more! Please get in contact with us if you want to present at an event or have more questions about DATA! Please use our online contact/submission form.
Benjamin Gaulon Benjamin Gaulon (born 1979) is an artist, researcher and art college lecturer.
He has previously released work under the name “recyclism”. His research focuses on the limits and failures of information and communication technologies; planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society; through the exploration of détournement, hacking and recycling.” His projects can be softwares, installations, pieces of hardware, web based projects, interactive works and are, when applicable, open source.
He is currently co-directing D.A.T.A (Dublin Art and Technology Association), he is a member of the Graffiti Research Lab France and is lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
Since 2005 he has been leading workshops and giving lectures in Europe and US about e-waste and hardware Hacking / Recycling. Workshop participants explore the potential of obsolete technologies in a creative way and find new strategies for e-waste recycling.
In 2011 he has created the Recyclism Hacklab. A shared studio space where he leads regular Mentoring Session to support the Hacklab members in their research.
Rachel O’Dwyer has a diploma in Sound Engineering from City and Guilds, a BA in Fine Art from IADT and an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin. She teaches on the MSC for Interactive Digital Media in the Computer Science Department and is currently undertaking a PhD in the Department of Electronic Engineering on the sociotechnical challenges of urban computing, funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). She is an associate researcher in the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCam) where she leads a postgraduate seminar on audio cultures.
Her practical work includes experiments with locative media, audio installation and electroacoustic composition. She has curated panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions on subjects such as mobile computing, contemporary soundscape ecology, and electromagnetic spectrum.
She has published essays on audio culture and various aspects of technology studies, including a book chapter in a recent Cambridge Scholars Publication Performing Technology: User Content and the New Digital Media and is currently launching Interference, an online open access journal on acoustic and cultural practice in association with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).