Digitopia Conference 6/7 April 2017

Digitopia Conference 6/7 April 2017

The annual conference of the MA class in Digital Arts and Humanities, will take place on 6 April and 7 April 2017. The topic this year is Digitopia. There will be a series of themed panels varying from Education, Digital History, Archaeology, Digital Media, Art to Business and Marketing.

More information is available on the conference website: Digitopia

All are invited to attend and it will be live streamed on the days.

Conference Programme:

Day One : 6th April

10.00 10.10 Welcome day 1
   History and archives – Part 1
10.10 10.15 Introduction
10.15 10.35 Key speakerAndrea Palandri Juxta software in the analysis of manuscript variants
10.35 10.45 Key speaker – Q&A
10.45 10.55 Padraig Mac Aodhgain Exposing the Seán Ó Riada Collection
10.55 11.05 Orla Egan Queer Archival Activism
11.05 11.15 Q&A
11.15 11.35 Tea break
  History and archives – Part 2 
11.35 11.40 Introduction
11.40 11.50 Patricia O’Sullivan Exploration of an Irish mental asylum in the early 1900s
11.50 12.00 James Furey Promoting oral history archives in the digital age
12.00 12.10 Rachel O’Sullivan Digital archive of the Cork anti water movement, primary source history
12.10 12.20 Owen McGee Data visualisations of the history of the First Dáil, 1919-1921
12.20 12.30 Michael Kurzmeier PhD An archive of lost archives
12.30 12.40 Q&A
12.40 13.40 Lunch break
  Virtual reality and games – Part 1
13.40 13.45 Introduction
13.45 14.05 Key speakerPeter Lynch Indie gaming and the rise of self publishingGame developer at www.fiercefun.com
14.05 14.15 Key speaker – Q&A
14.15 14.35  Guest SpeakerDarragh O’Brien Digisoft.tv
14.35 14.45 Baixuan Wang Optimization for virtual reality games
14.45 14.55 Q&A
14.55 15.15 Tea break
  Virtual reality and games – Part 2
15.15 15.20 Introduction
15.20 15.30 Vincent Russell PhD VR and Heritage
15.30 15.40 Norma O’Connor 3D Scanning and researching Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven, Co. Cork
15.40 15.50 Joe Ryan Restructuring Digital Panopticism, archiving the gallery in a virtual enviroment
15.50 16.00 Orla Peach-Power Phd Visualising Death and Commemoration in the Cork City Environs
16.00 16.10 Q&A
  Education and heritage 
16.10 16.15 Introduction
16.15 16.25 Andrea Lane A test case in evaluating the research value of palaeographical websites
16.25 16.35 Alison de Paor Mapping as a tool in digitising aspects of early-years education
16.35 16.45 Emma Healy Researching and evaluating English Language resources for refugees and asylum seekers in Cork
16.45 16.55 Paul Maher The role of online interaction in the heritage tourism industry
16.55 17.05 Aoife Hegarty PhD Museum education and public history
17.05 17.15 Q&A

Day Two : 7th April

10.00 10.10 Welcome Day 2
  Art 
10.10 10.15 Introduction
10.15 10.35 Key speakerSonya Keogh Excellence and innovation in collaborative international youth arts initiatives
10.35 10.45 Key speaker – Q&A
10.45 10.55 Shane Cronin Digital Innovation in Music Video
10.55 11.05 Alicia Mannix Connecting and digitising Ireland’s public and roadside art
11.05 11.15 Q&A
11.15 11.35 Tea break
  Media and Digital Worlds – Part 1
11.35 11.40 Introduction
11.40 11.50 Ciara Kennedy The uses of virtual reality in co-authored storytelling
11.50 12.00 Julie Dalton The role of design tools and collaboration in improving media performance
12.00 12.10 Mairead Meade The growth and potential of online radio stations
12.10 12.20 Seamus Hanley The value of data visualisation and sonification in the analysis of social media
12.20 12.30 Q&A
12.30 13.30 Lunch break
  Media and digital worlds – Part 2
13.30 13.35 Introduction
13.35 13.55 Key speakerBitcove.ie
13.55 14.05 Key speaker – Q&A
14.05 14.15 Zheng Shen Social media marketing in the fashion industry
14.15 14.25 Nicola-Marie O’Riordan Dystopia as a concept in the digital world
14.25 14.35 Philip Bourke PhD Refactoring the game controllers’ interaction with the human
14.35 14.45 Q&A
14.45 15.15 Tea break
  Technologies for empowerment 
15.15 15.20 Introduction
15.20 15.30 Aisling Christie Irish women printers and feminist activism in twentieth-century Ireland
15.30 15.40 Bernadette Smart Creating community connections through technology
15.40 15.50 Gemma O’Donnell Feminism and social media
15.50 16.00 Lucia Brunetti Interactive video of Irish women history through poetry
16.00 16.10 Q&A
16.20 17.50 Will Knott Skin and FlowersWorkshop