SMARTlab News

Lizbeth Goodman wins ‘BlackBerry Outstanding Woman in Technology Award’ 2008

The SMARTlab team spent a glamorous evening at the ‘BlackBerry Women & Technology Awards 2008’, held at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, on Tuesday 6th May. We proudly applauded Professor Lizbeth Goodman as she received two awards in recognition for SMARTlab’s work on important groundbreaking projects such as TRUST and Interfaces. >>> Read more

Book Launch -
Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Dr. Susan Kozel, SMARTlab’s Principal Researcher in Human Movement and Technology and PhD supervisor, has released her new book published by and available to purchase through MIT Press. >>> Read more

After 15 years of delivering Practice-based PhDs, SMARTlab, a world-leading research centre, will be offering a new MA degree.

MA Interactive Media Practice is designed for independent but guided practical study within a number of fields including: performance technologies, new media arts, sonic arts, gaming, interactive film and video, virtual environments, technology enhanced learning models, digital materialisation & 3D prototyping, interaction design, interface design, ITC4D, creative technology development, informatics and assistive technology. >>> Read more  

To express your interest in the MA please contact

Download full MA programme PDF

SMARTlab is delighted to have Dr Mick Donegan on the team as Principal Investigator in Multimodal Interfaces & Assistive Technology.

His new charity, SpecialEffect, promoting games for people with disabilities, launches next month so watch this space!
Meanwhile, Mick has been engaged in ground-breaking research with the European Commission's COGAIN Project, into eye-tracking tools and software, which has been written about in the New Scientist! >>> Read articles
What's On

What’s Next? The NESTA Legacy Networking Event at SMARTlab -Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Networking for Success.

SMARTlab workshop for NESTA fellows and mentors, 4th June. By Invitation only.

NESTA fellows include Daniel Blackburn, Gilbert Cockton, Neil Datta, Philippe Delcloque, Brian Duffy, Paul Granjon, Aejaz Zahid, Stephen Manthorp, Simon Schofield, Simon Wallace, John Gruzelie, Professor Nigel Osborne, Fiddian Warman of SODA. >>> Read more  

BFI Screening of 'First Kiss’, a short film directed by Katy Milner and produced by Jana Riedel, SMARTlab’s Digital Contents Manager.

‘First Kiss’, a Daracmedia Ltd and Get Learned production is a story of adolescence, annoying parents and unstoppable attraction!
Saturday 24th May, 1.45pm at the British Film Institute, Southbank, London. RSVP to: Tickets are free but limited so book early!

On behalf of Microsoft HQ, Lizbeth will be spending another week in the Gulf, exploring potential sites for the next phase of the Clubtech project (now rebranded SMARTclubs) and delivering two Keynote lectures.

Stops on the tour include Microsoft HQ for the Middle East in Dubai, Abu Dabai, Oman and Cairo. Two Keynote lectures will be delivered: 'Hybrid Research Models across Sectors: Practice-based Research' on 26 May, and 'Bringing Education and Corporations Together for a Shared Purpose: Embracing Social Change through Knowledge' on 28th May.

Invitation to a Panel Discussion: The Missing Chapter - Cultural Identity and The Photographic Archive. Discussion with Stuart Hall, Mark Sealy, Joy Gregory and Roshini Kempadoo.

Wednesday 21st May 2008, 6.30-8.30pm  at Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA. RSVP
Shows & Multimedia

SMARTlab is to host a pre-conference welcome reception and visualisation, and demonstrate UEL’s Matrix East advanced projection lab (directed by Professor Haim Bresheeth) at ‘EVA London 2008, 21st July.

If you are interested in new technologies in the cultural sector this conference is for you. EVA (Electronic Visualisation and the Arts) London 2008 will debate the issues, discuss trends and demonstrate the digital possibilities in: performing arts, visual arts, new technologies, interactive media, and museums, archives and galleries. >>> Go to EVA website

Drinks reception on Monday 21st July, 4.30pm hosted by SMARTlab / MAGIClab – Evening, British Computer Society, London WC2E 7HA.

Hurry! If you want to attend the conference the Early Bird rates close on 31st May! Register by post or fax - click now


Lizbeth Goodman, Camille Baker and Kasia Molga at the FILMMOBILE Exhibition and Conference >>> Read more

Dr Leslie Hill and performance partner Dr. Helen Paris of Curious are leading a workshop in Taipei with women theatre makers in the first phase of their auto-biology project. >>> Read more

Highest Achievements>>
Spring marks some of the most important deliverables by the SMARTlab team… SMART Babies! >>> Read more  

For further information please contact Rachel Lasebikan
The SMARTlab Digital Media Institute, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way,
London E16 2RD T: +44 (0)208 223 7823 F: +44 (0)208 223 7140