DATA Event 13.0

Location:
Stags Head Pub (Upstairs Room) Dame Lane, Dublin, Ireland

Presenters:
Romek Delimata
Romek is an artist / motion-picture special effects designer based in Dublin, Ireland. For the past five years he has built a homeade 747-X flight simulator (from the discarded cockpit of an Aer Lingus Boeing 747) in a shipping container behind his studio space. The simulator has all of its original controls and interfaces to an EPIC capture card and is networked to computers running a copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The simulator is currently on exhibition at EuroJet Futures exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. He’s also worked on films such as Braveheart, Behind Enemy Lines, and Flight of the Pheonix.
See Eurojet Show here

Niki Gomez
Niki is head of new media arts at Watermans arts centre, West London which consists of gallery, theatre and cinema spaces. Previously, she headed Cybersalon, a monthly independent event at the ICA, London which brings together digital artists, business and education to discuss ideas and showcase new work. Cybersalon has given birth to Cybersonica – London’s only festival of electronic music and sound art. Niki has an MSc in Interactive Multimedia and has worked in new media building web sites, teaching and writing. Previously Niki worked for the Cybertheatre, Brussels, the world’s first arts venue devoted solely to digital art- www.nirvanet.com. She has also worked in Brussels in the European Commission and Parliament in areas of Media and Human Rights.

Rebecca Allen
Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognized media artist inspired by the potential of advanced technology, the aesthetics of motion and the study of behavior. Her work, which blurs the boundaries between physical reality and virtual reality, between biological life and artificial life, takes the form of interactive art installations, computer animated films and live multimedia performances. Allen received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was a member of the Architecture Machine Group at MIT (now known as MIT Media Lab) followed by the NYIT Computer Graphics Laboratory, a world renowned computer animation research center. She was founding co-director of the UCLA Center for DigitalArts and founding chair of the UCLA Department of Design |Media Arts, where she is currently a professor.

Aki
AKUMA (short film)
Aki is a Dublin-based audio-visual artist. He is currently working as a graphic designer and a music producer. His main interest at the moment is in digital video and audio production.

AKUMA Synopsis:
The past comes to haunt Richard when a data CD is delivered to his door. The virtual ghost of Hans, a man Richard once set up for a murder, is hungry for revenge. Hans traps Richard into the virtual-reality world. Richard’s friend Lynn is trying to trace a strange computer signal with a computer hacker. The signal happens to be the very same signal that Hans is controlling. Lynn becomes Hans’ next victim.
Pawel Grabowski
Improv Laptop Performance