CMEA Symposium

A chance for CMEA researchers to catch up and present ongoing work. This event is invitation only.

The Creative Media team at IT Tallaght have inititated a new postgraduate research centre in the Institute: the Centre for Media and Electronic Arts, in collaboration with the School of Engineering in IT Tallaght. The research outcomes envisaged include possible modes of quantifying the value of collaborative work, and schema for future strategies in collaborative research and practice.  A key focus is on developing alternative models of politically and socially engaged creative practice in a newly formed Technological University, through partnerships locally (in Tallaght), regionally, nationally and internationally.

CMEA investigates the impact of emerging technologies such as wearable technologies, 3D printing, AI, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, robotics, single board computers and electronic sensors on key areas of education, industry and civic engagement. Combined with a culture of sharing, and models of collaborative creative practice the aim is to break down disciplinary barriers. A Future Makers Collective has been established in tandem with this research centre, to develop and enhance current collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Electronic Engineering, DLIADT, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Lancaster, University of the Arts, London, RUA RED Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre and many others.

Through its membership, the Media and Electronic Arts Research Centre is linked in to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland/Media Literacy Network which is involved in planning a national campaign in Digital Citizenship.  The latter’s membership is drawn from across education and the cultural and creative industries including Creative Ireland, the Department of Communications, the Department of Education, traditional media organisations, social media platforms, NGO’s and regulatory bodies such as the ASAI.

Personnel (PI): 

  • Sinead McDonald, Lecturer Creative Media
  • Jean O’Halloran, Lecturer Creative Media 
  • Deirdre Kennedy, Lecturer Creative Media
  • James Wright, Head of Dept, Electronic Engineering

Postgraduate Students – MA (Research)

  • Sean Campbell, A modular approach to the creative process and content generation from digital interactive art within fine art practice.
  • Siobhan Conway, The impact of immersive technologies on the educational outcomes of young adults with dyslexia.
  • Louise Nolan, Investigation of integration of electronic data in digital media for the purpose of personalising creative experiences.
  • Roisin NicCana, Virtual Realities in the Museum Space

Collaborations: (National and international)

Digital Makers Collective (UK); RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre; South Dublin County Council; EUCIDA; Tate Exchange, London; Hack Circus (UK); Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Andre Molodkin/Apolitical (France/UK); Mona Gamil/Irish Embassy in Cairo (Egypt)

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