DATA Event 56.0

Where: Studios One and Two Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
When: 1830-2030, May 9th 2013
Admission: Free

Ruth Kerr
Ruth graduated from the National College of Art and Design with an honours degree in Fine Art in 2012. Currently her art practice is focused on bio nano imaging of dying cancer cells and the framing of this subject in the context of visual culture and fine art practice. Ruth has exhibited work in five exhibitions since graduating, and has presented on the subject of art and science in the past at the Biopolitics conference, TCD, and at the Back Loft Gallery in Dublin.
Aoife Challis
Aoife Challis is a Dublin based artist and designer currently in her third year of a BDes (Hons) in Textile Art & Artefact at the National College of Art & Design. Her most recent work is a series of video experiments which has seen application both as a projected installation piece and, by using video stills, as a printed fabric design.
Neil Smyth
Neil Smyth is a musician, composer and artist from Dublin. He holds a BA in Fine Art Media from NCAD, and has just completed the Music and Media Technologies masters programme in Trinity College, where his thesis project saw the development of a new tangible user interface for live performance and composition using granular synthesis. Neil will begin an internship with the Socio-Digital Systems group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, in June.
Paul O’ Neill
Paul O’ Neill recently completed an MA Art in the Digital World in NCAD. His interests and research include data and file appropriation through information communications technologies as a form of remix culture and the distribution of power, knowledge and influence within digital networks.
Roisin McNamee and Andrew Healy
Roisin McNamee and Andrew Healy are recent graduates of NCAD’s “Art in the Digital World” Master’s program. Their separate practices encompass sculpture, installation and software art. They began the “Lost Threads” blog and collaborative research project in early 2012 as an investigation into an idea of “craft” as it relates to technology.
Robin Price [DATA’s 2013 Spotlight]
Robin Price recently completed his PhD, titled ‘Metadata and Interactivity in Sonic Art’, at the Sonic Arts Research Centre. Prior to coming to Belfast Robin had gained his MPhys in Theoretical Physics from Swansea University. He has presented his work at Belfast’s Catalyst Arts, PS2 and Crescent Arts Centre galleries as well as NIME and STEIM conferences.
Kate Sheehy
My name is Kate Sheehy and i live in Sandycove Co. Dublin, where i also work in a busy cafe called Juggy’s Well. Art has been a big part of my life from an early age. I have always participated in art classes outside and inside school and now I am currently a student in my final year of studying Fine Art (Painting) at the National College of Art and Design.
Tom O’Dea
My work focuses on an attempt to expose the structures that underpin our material and psycho-social landscapes. By foregrounding the technical and tangible representations of these structures my work attempts to shed light on the motives and effects of our engagement.

For the second time, in Spring 2013, DATA would like to take the opportunity to showcase emerging talent and provide a public platform for innovative projects happening across Art, Digital Media, Technology and Interactive Design. We are therefore extending an invitation to graduates to showcase their work at a unique DATA event.

This call is open to current students and recent graduates of courses across Fine Art, Digital Media, Interactive Media, Design, Music & Audio Technology, HCI, Ubiquitous Computing etc. from any Irish university.

A maximum of eight graduates will be given the opportunity to present their work at a showcase, to take place the 9th of May at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. Each of the selected presenters will have a ten minute slot to speak about and demonstrate their project to the public.

In collaboration with the Recyclism Hacklab, a prize will be awarded to the best project.

Prize includes: 1 Free workshop of your choice at the Recyclism Hacklab (available over a period of 12 months) + 1 mentoring session (2h session to support ongoing research, led by Benjamin Gaulon).

The selection panel consists of Nora O Murchú, Rachel O’Dwyer and Benjamin Gaulon.