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. . .
Read this piece on Prof Lizbeth Goodman and all the great work under the under the SMARTlab INCLUDE banner:
Inclusive VR/AR Training Tools and Methods co-chaired by Prof Lizbeth Goodman and Prof Jacki Morie
Papers and practical presentations of new tools including MOOCS, AR apps et al are invited. Each submission should identify the user group it serves, with a note of any sensory, physical, cognitive or learning issues to be addressed.
This special session will focus on emerging Brain & Affective computer interfaces for AR/VR and Immersive environments and applications within the scope of Games and Interactive media technologies.
submit here: https://edas.info/
- Wearables & Tactile Interfaces, co-chaired by Prof Lizbeth Goodman & Dr Camille Baker
- This special session solicits research contributions focussed on exploring the uses of textiles, smart materials, and wearables to enhance haptic or tactile memory triggers and the application of these sensing & interface technologies in the context of games and interactive media systems.
April Seminar – All Welcome! Join live or online via https://appear.in/smartlabwhip
2:30-3:30 pm GMT Friday 20th April 2018,
SMARTlab Impact Lab @ University College Dublin (Ireland) Newstead Building B (@The Lightbulb Factory) Lecture Theatre, Room 80 Ground Floor
A Double Act not to be missed :
Cassandra Collins: Inclusive Design for Creativity
Cassandra is Creative Director in the Chief Technology Office, Microsoft
Digital, Services & Success, Redmond USA. Previously in London, Morocco and Tunis Cassandra worked closely with SMARTlab on the SafetyNET and WomenConnect projects and on design interaction for the World Summit Showcase Award.
Dr Dónal Fitzpatrick: “How Smart is my Screenreader?”- challenging the possible with interactive technology
Dónal is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at Dublin City
His research activities fall generally into the field of Human Computer Interaction, with an emphasis on Universal Design. He is particularly interested in providing solutions to usability issues which ensure that user interfaces are accessible to all people.
Smartlab researchers Colin Keogh and Ross Lawless, in partnership with Science Gallery International, visit AirAsia in Kuala Lumpur to deliver innovation training along with 3D Printing/VR/AR demonstrations to the staff in AirAsia’s innovation lab in their new RedQ headquarters.
SMARTlab and partners at the IDRCs of Ireland and Canada, VR First, HTC Vive, the UN, and the World Economic Forum gather at DAVOS to agree roles and thematics for the INCLUDE Project and VR lab network and the Future of Education and Women’s Leadership, in conversation with the HTC Vive VR/AR for Impact programme and SAP Network’s SHEInnovates Programme.
SMARTlab-IDRC is pleased to announce the award of Regional Development Funding to partner IMR in collaboration with SMARTab-IDRC and collaborators VR First, Microsoft, An Saol, Social Justice Repair Kit, Perrenial, Strive, VR Therapeutics et al.
Enterprise Ireland match funds will support the development of a cutting-edge VR/AR training lab at the IMR facility in Mullingar, and will fund crucial research into the uses of assistive tech and VR/AR and robotics to support digital skills training and jobs creation for People with Disabilities and ALL members of our rural communities.
Pictured at the launch event on Monday 11 December are: Barry Kennedy, CEO IMR; Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, Minister Heather Humphreys, Business, Enterprise and Innovation; Prof Lizbeth Goodman, Director SMARTlab-IDRC at UCD; Talha Kiraz, Public Relations Manager, VR First.
Pictured at the INCLUDE Project Stakeholder meeting at UCD Research on Wednesday 13 December are: Barry Kennedy, CEO IMR; Talha Kiiraz, Public Relations Manager Vr First, Prof Lizbeth Goodman, Director SMARTlab-IDRC at UCD; Mr John Barry, UCD DIrector of Strategic Partnerships, Rahel Demant, COO VR First, Dr Kevin Marshall, Education Lead Microsoft, Prof Denis Dowling, I-FORM PI, UCD MME.