SAMRTlab’s Vinny Hyland will be on RTE 1 television at 4 o’clock Wednesday 13th of February
He will be meeting Maura and Dáithí on the RTÉ Today show Wednesday 13th Feb. Tune in around 4 pm. He will be talking wildlife and Derrynane amongst other things.
Vinny Hyland is founder eTrek Natural History in Derrynane, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry. which performs field research in marine coastal environments culminating in production and delivery of learning tools for outdoor environmental interpretation. In his role he physical delivers outdoor education to members of the public, children, students and teachers. He has previously provided professional underwater Imaging creating the largest digital film archive of marine topside and underwater life in Ireland. Filming marine life above and below water.
He founded Ireland’s first online digital wildlife zine and full colour printed magazine published bi-monthly. He was the 2000 winner Best SME Website of the Year (Sunday Business Post – Irish Internet Awards), Winner Prix d’Europa Marketplace (Wild Ireland/RTE) and Winner PPA Best Consumer Specialist Magazine of the Year Award. He previously held various positions at Microsoft.com worldwide for over a decade.
He works on augmented reality for interpreting the natural world. His Kenmare Bay Underwater project was the 1st High Definition film of Ireland’s underwater biodiversity. Concentrating on the Kenmare Bay special area of conservation it charts all marine life from Mega Fauna (whales, sharks, dolphins) to Plankton. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway – BSc (Geology) programme.
Lizbeth Goodman met with Ross Smith (Global Program Manager, Skype for Good, Microsoft USA), Mark Applin of Signly, and worked with ideas developed in collaboration with Volume AI and the team at Lloyds. Watch this space for novel solutions and cognitive services building on the success of the Signly app!
Thanks to Zi Siang See and Donovan Jones, Haireena Ooi and Shanna Fealy and Michael Cuneo! Onwards in collaboration with Renew Newcastle and their SMARTcities programme for regeneration using XR technology and social innovation.
VR First announced that 20 finalists have been selected for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards. Organized and presented by AWE, IEEE and VR First at AWE EU 2018, the Breakthrough Auggie Awards honor academic-industry collaborations using AR, VR and MR (XR) that showcase innovation with the greatest potential to spark mass adoption and industrial use of these immersive technologies.
NEW: Breakthrough Auggie Awards
VR First, IEEE and AWE added the new Breakthrough Auggie Awards to AWE’s long-established “Best of Show” Auggie Awards program
Most Innovative Breakthrough: Honouring a collaborative project which has introduced a new, novel and unique approach not seen before
Most Impactful Breakthrough: Honouring a collaborative project which demonstrates a use case which has the potential to dramatically impact the industry
Women XR Laureate: Honouring a female researcher or project manager leading an industry-academia collaborative project
These three fresh award categories spotlight the most promising XR projects at the intersection of academia and industry. In its first year, the new Breakthrough Auggies program has seen more than 100 top-ranking brands, by the world’s universities, research institutes and individuals spanning 32 countries submit projects for consideration.
The list of finalists and their projects considered for a Breakthrough Auggie Award can be viewed below (in no particular order):
Newsflash: SMARTlab Oz opened at the Old Railway Station in Newcastle Australia, in collaboration with Renew Newcastle and a team of interdisciplinary artists and technologists with a vision to make real social and cultural impact in the city and surroundings. SMARTlab colleagues Zi Siang See, Dr Donovan Jones, Haireena Ooi and Shanna Fealey demonstrated a range of VR/AR projects with the community. Onwards SMARTlab Oz. . .
Professor Lizbeth Goodman chaired the Inclusion panel at the Grace Hopper conference in Houston, with speakers Dr Rouyi Zhou (Director of Accessibility IBM), Dr Sara Basson (Accessibility Evangelist Google), Dr Jutta Treviranus (Director IDRC, Canada & recent SMARTlab PhD graduate), and Dr Cathy Bodine (Director Assistive Tech Partnerships, University of Denver). Their panel was cited in the top three of the 20,000 person event celebrating women’s leadership in Technology!