phdSpeakers include Dr Camille Baker, Dr Alison Williams, Dr Taey Kim, Dr Max Schleser, Dr Jeb Weisman, Dr Deveril, Dr Joe Eyerman, Nicola Herberton, Will Pearson, Bo Zhang, Sapna Ramnani, Tanya Power, Ciara Garvin, & Paul Schechter along with Prof Lizbeth Goodman presenting on Transdisciplinary Research, Practice-led Research, Impact Analysis, Virtual Worlds for Learning, and the process of turning remarkable research into PhDs and published books!

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Professor Brian Harvey, Professor Mike Leahy, Professor Lizbeth Goodman, and Professor Karola Dillenberger were among the PIS and Researchers who attended this important event to mark the forthcoming launch of a programme of 40 fully funded Post-Doctoral Research Posts in the area of Assistive Technology for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.
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interviewFounder and director of SMARTlab Digital Media Institute and the Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at UCD, Professor Lizbeth Goodman went head-to-head with Andy Carling at New Europe Studios and discussed the opportunities for African-EU innovation programmes leading to practice-based PhDs and MA degrees, and a more inclusive educational system, as part of her major project on defining a Roadmap for Responsible Open Innovation.

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ISEA2012Following on from the successful co-direction of ISEA 2012 Education Track with Agnes Chavez, Anita and Agnes were pleased to be invited to be Guest editors of the Education track for the special edition journal.

The Education track includes submissions from Kenneth Wesson – Independent Education consultant, Linda Weintraub – Artist Curator and Author, Ariane Koek – Collide @ CERN, Nettrice R. Gaskins – Georgia Tech and a collaborative paper from Daria Tsoupikova with Helen-Nicole Kostis, Tina Shah, and Brenda Lopez Silva, members of Media Art Group.

Anita’s own submission is included in the journal – ‘The Matter of Technology – Why it Matters’  an AV presentation, introduced by ISEA 2012’s Director Andrea Polli. The submission presents the panel Anita convened at ISEA 2012, taking a closer look at the environmental impact of our relationship with technology within artistic practice.

The publication is freely available online, with a print on demand edition via Lulu publishers. Both editions can be accessed here: http://median.newmediacaucus.org/.

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BB-agus-BellaOn behalf of SMARTlab and the new Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland @ UCD, in association with Kila & Igloo Productions, we are are proud to announce the launch of ‘BB Agus Bella’, a new magical learning adventure series for TG4. The series premiere starts 23 December, with ten episodes to be aired live each morning of the holiday season.

Enter a world where everyone is safe to explore and where different abilities are all equally encouraged and embraced. Put on your own magic spectacles and join the adventure!

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leonardoDr Yurgos Politis and Dr Deveril have been hard at work on the Widening Participation and Web Accessibility agenda! As part of our ongoing Leonardo Project for the European Commission, the SMARTlab team’s main task is to develop an Accessibility Guidelines Handbook (WP2), as an online Open Educational Resource to integrate the work carried out by European and Canadian partners in the e-Access and Alternativa projects. The SMARTlab team at UCD is also assisting with the pilotting phase of a new Certified Accessible e-Training Course, including advising on educational pedagogies attached to the uses of creative technology innovation.

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