DATA Event 37.0


When: Saturday, 12th of September, 6.30pm

Location: The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Lad Lane (Off Baggot Street), Dublin 2 (see map below).

Presenters: 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 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 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.