This week at SMARTlab!

Global Education Summit, 26-27 March
SMARTlab is proud to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Global Education Summit in Istanbul, with the President of Turkey and senior Ministers, the Education Director of the OECD, Director of Intel EMEA, et al: http://ges.world/speakers/

ASSISTID SUMMIT at RCSI, 21-23 March
21st: Dr David Prendergast of Intel on Lizbeth Goodman and Nicola Herbertson lead the hands-on training session on Communicating for Indsutry Impact, Virtual Worlds by and for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities – with participants including the six new SMARTlab-IDRC Marie Curie Fellows: Dr Cathy Dalton, Dr Kenn Kerr, Dr Yugos Politis, Dr Anita Yakkundi, Dr Aviva Cohen and Dr Nigel Robb
http://www.assistid.eu/

TED, 7-8 March
Valencia Spain- inTED: SMARTlab chairs the Panel with speakers including Prof Lizbeth Goodman (chair), Dr Joe Eyerman, Dr Jacki Morie, Camille Baker, Dr Ken Kerr, Prof Jutta Treviranus, Dr Eva de Lera, Nicola Herbertson, Laura Screpanti, Bo Zhang, Cagir Cubukcu, on VIRTUAL WORLDS & ROBOTICS FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING
https://iated.org/inted/announcement

Profesor Lizbeth Goodman to speak on Innovation at the Leadership Forum, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin this Thursday 3rd March:
http://www.innovateireland.ie/speaker/professor-lizbeth-goodman-nclusive-design-for-education-and-chair-of-creative-technology-innovation-ucd/

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SMARTlab Winter Wonderland- Spring Forward: 2016 PhD Seminar!

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DANCE ABILITY IS BACK!


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Lynne Heller: “Avatar Daughters: Envisioning a Spectrum between the Material/Virtual Through Feminist Theory”#

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Roaring with the Crowd: Clilly Castigla (SMARTlab Associate Researcher and previously Technical Director of SMARTlab London) wows the TED community with her full realisation of the Crowd Game: ubiquitous computing for community collaboration!

ted-clillyCheck it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyouYI_Q2ZY

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This week in Toronto….G3ICT- DEEP

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This year’s DEEP goes deeper than ever before into the terrain of Inclusive Design: http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca/agenda/

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SMARTlab participates in ERACAN+: the premiere Collaborative Platform of the European Commission for Research Excellence in Canadian Research Partnership and Knowledge Transfer!

ERACAN+ logo Eracan+ teamProfessor Lizbeth Goodman spoke at the morning kickoff meeting at the MARS Research hub in Toronto in June, and joined government officials and European representatives on an industry and accelerator tour. SMARTlab and the IDRC of Ireland are soon to kick off with new collaborative projects. Watch this space..

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The SMARTlab Summer PhD Seminar Part 2 is now on! Live from Toronto…

This event follows on from the Dublin Seminar of 17 July, and is running in collaboration with the OCADU Masters of Inclusive Design with 25 international candidates participating live, and additional presentations online.

Speakers include Prof Jutta Treviranus, Prof Lizbeth Goodman, Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Why the Caged Bird Sings: Native Radical Inclusivity and Sonic Survivance, including a Cree song and Round Dance as part of the presentation), Lynne Heller, David Lawson, Paul Shechter, Dr Sambhavi Chandrashekar and Don Tapscott!

The seminar is streaming live on Vidyo.
Also see pics in the flickr stream

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MeetShareDance Integrated Dance Festival, Open Forum, Workshop and Flashmob – come and dance!

meetsharedance2Calling all dancers and dance enthusiasts, of all levels of experience and ability: the European/International MeetShareDance Festival is now on at UCD, led by Choreographer Cathy O’Kennedy (Fluxusdance, Counterbalance – Arts and Disability Ireland), with dancer Bobby Byrne (Counterbalance) with Monika Pozek (Artistic Director, MeetshareDance) and Douglas Scott (Full Radiance Dance, USA).

Supported by DLR Council Arts Office, Dance Ireland, SMARTlab-UCD, FluxusDance and Art Disability Ireland.

All welcome!

Click here for more information.

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Attention SMARTlab collaborators and associated networks: the second call for research proposals in the ASSISTID programme is now open!

assistid-logoASSISTID is an EU Marie Curie research programme coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute (www.doctrid.ie). The DRI brings together researchers from all of the universities and 3 Institutes of Technology on the island of Ireland in addition to partners in the UK and USA. Our research network is multidisciplinary and offers a critical mass of researchers including psychologists, social scientists, occupational therapists, engineers, computer scientists and people with ID or ASD and their families and carers, all who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with ID or ASD.

The ASSISTID programme offers a unique opportunity for researchers from a variety of disciplines  to submit an original research project in their area of interest around ID or ASD. Proposals should examine the role of Assistive Technology in improving social inclusion, independence, mobility, education and employment for people with ID or ASD. Applicants should have a PhD OR relevant research/professional experience.

View the ASSISTID Flyer here and visit www.assistid.eu for more information. The deadline is 30th September 2015.  For applications to work with SMARTlab or the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at UCD, please contact Professor Lizbeth Goodman (ASSISTID Academic Chair) in advance of application for knowledge matching and coordination of supervisors and associated supports.

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SMARTlab sends a big shout out to Pierre Jolivet…

Noć Performansa (2014)…who earned a 1st Class Honours Awards for his MFA with NCAD. Pierre’s page from the exhibition catalogue for his show in Dublin can be seen in here and the video of his groundbreaking new installation work is here – enjoy!

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Media Meets Literacy, Warsaw, Poland, 20-22 May 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 19.46.51Professor Lizbeth Goodman joins an international panel of media and literacy experts from industry, academia and the private sector to consider real and impactful research. Lizbeth will present on ‘Living Again with Assistive Technologies’ in the Time For Inspiration: Best Practices workshop on the 21st, and will host a collaborative table on the topic of Hippocratic Education and Innovation on the 22nd.

Sponsored by the Evens Foundation, Creative Media Europe (European Commission) et al.

To register: http://mediameetsliteracy.eu/presentations/
Click here to see the programme.

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The Knitting Map Symposium: Art, community and controversy 2005 – 2015, 14 May 2015

250604BusKnittingRiver Room, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork

Thursday 14th May, 2014

10.30am – 6.30pm

This symposium brings together art critics and other commentators to discuss a decade of The Knitting Map; its making, reception and future. This includes a keynote address by the design historian and author of The Culture of Knitting, Joanne Turney, as well as presentations by Jessica Hemmings (Head of Visual Culture, NCAD), Lizbeth Goodman (Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, UCD), art historian Deborah Barkun (Associate Professor of Art History, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania), and Sarah Foster (Lecturer in History of Design at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design).

All welcome. Please contact Jools Gilson at jgilson@ucc.ie for registration and further information.

http://www.glucksman.org/KnittingMap.html

https://www.facebook.com/knittingmap2015

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