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SMARTlab News

SMARlab PhD Seminar all set for 17-24 July '09!

The SMARTlab tri-annual PhD Seminar is upon us yet again, with students visiting from all corners of the globe. We are welcoming a number of special guest speakers to the lab this July: see schedule attached. Read More»

To attend any of these talks please email or Book Here»


Launch of new SMARTlab Beta Website in July '09

SMARTlab launched its new Beta website on the 1st July, designed to attract larger social media audiences and act as a digital hub for SMARTlab’s global network. We want you to get invloved. Read More»


SMARTlab participates in ‘Reboot Britain: Framing the challenges seizing the opportunities’ 6th July ’09

Professor Lizbeth Goodman spoke about Learning without Frontiers and Toby Borland presented the MAGICbox approach at this major one-day event, responding in speech and demonstration to the government’s Digital Britain report. Read More»

Centre for Assistive Technology announced for Qatar

SMARTlab has been invited to play a key role in the development of an Assistive Technology Centre in Qatar. Read More»


SMARTlab at the Mayor’s Story of London Festival, 27th & 28th June '09

As part of the Building Lives/The Lives of Buildings event, at the Mayor’s Story of London Festival 2009, SMARTlab took over The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf to showcase a MAGICbox workshop, the ‘Deptford 45s’ project by Anita McKeown and the ‘If Only' and ‘Crescendo’ interactive films by Dr. Christopher Hales. Read More»


SMARTlabbers become Arts Award Advisers

On the 25th June ‘09, nine SMARTlab researchers and core staff participated in Arts Award Advisor training for the Arts Council’s important youth engagement initiative, which qualifies us to facilitate and mentor young people into gaining this recognised Arts qualification. SMARTlab aims to work with charity AYME to offer Arts Award training to young people whose schooling and creative efforts are otherwise severely limited by ME. Read More»


Dr Mick Donegan presents at the ‘Create…Connect’ BBC Children’s Festival

During this presentation in April '09, Dr Donegan emphasised the rapidly growing body of evidence relating to the benefits of Assistive Technology for games and leisure, including enhanced self-esteem, motivation and socialisation. Read More»


SMARTlab’s InterFACES Project - creative ideas take flight

As part of InterFACES' pilot project work, SMARTlab PhD students Will Pearson and Robbie Perry are experimenting with ideas to provide a range of opportunities for creative expression by people with severe disabilities. Read More»


Dr Rachel Armstrong awarded TEDGlobal 2009 Fellowship!

SMARTlab Researcher Dr Rachel Armstrong is one of the twenty-five individuals invited to participate in the TED community this year. Read More»


Bruce Damer’s PhD research ‘The EvoGrid’ gets a plug on

SMARTlab PhD Student Bruce Damer is receiving considerable attention for his PhD Research on ‘The EvoGrid: Simulating Pre-Biotic Emergent Complexity’. Read more»

‘Fit to Survive?’ New short film by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris broadcast on Channel 4 and screened throughout the UK in '09

‘Fit to Survive?’ was broadcast on Channel 4 on the 12th of February (Darwin’s 200th birthday) as part of the Three Minute Wonders series. Read More»


Dr Gayil Nalls - SMARTlab Adjunct Faculty and recent PhD graduate - interviewed by Dr Avery Gilbert, author of ‘What the Nose Knows’

Read the First Nerve interview – Portrait of the Artist: Gayil Nalls.
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SMARTlab Show & Tell Evenings

New programme of seminars planned from September '09

Following our recent successful Show & Tell seminars this year:
‘Digital Art, Wearable Technology and Extra-Sensory Media’ in March and ‘Gut Feelings: A SMARTlab Cocktail Seminar with Dr Leslie Hill’ this June, SMARTlab will host regular monthly sessions with our research team. Read More»