[PD] DAWN2007 in Limerick, Ireland

Mikael Fernstrom mikael.fernstrom at ul.ie
Wed Aug 29 23:47:37 CEST 2007

The reason I'm posting this on the pd list is that many, if not most,  
of our students that have audio in their work use pd ;-)
Sorry for any cross-postings.
DAWN’07 - DIGITAL ARTS WEEK NOW 2007 at UL, 3rd o 7th of September 2007
For the eight year in a row, the University of Limerick offers an  
exhibition and concert of Masters’ student work.  It’s the students  
from the Masters programmes in Music Technology and Interactive Media  
that showcase their end-of-year work. The exhibition shows  
technology, media and music that may be the start of tomorrow’s  
revolution. With the freedom given to the students to envisage where  
current trends are going and what is possible with the latest  
computer hardware and software, we have the opportunity to see  
demonstrations and examples of what a not too distant future has to  
The Computer Science and Information Systems Department at the  
University of Limerick runs both programmes. What makes UL’s  
programmes so special is that they recognise the importance of  
interdisciplinary work, bridging traditional divisions between arts  
and science.
The faculty at UL teaching on the two programmes are highly  
enthusiastic about the exhbition. For example:
Jürgen Simpson, the Course Director of the Music Technology programme  
said “This is the one of the few programmes in Ireland where you can  
get a Masters degree in electroacoustic music composition. Some  
students also choose a scientific approach and do work in areas such  
as musical user interfaces, sound synthesis software and audio  
processing – which we know are increasingly important with the  
evolution of music and media on the Internet”.
Mikael Fernström, the Course Director in Interactive Media  
enthusiastically commented that “Over the last few years we have seen  
our students research and develop some extremely novel ideas and  
technologies. Some of our past students have started companies based  
on their ideas, others have become specialists or teachers in both  
technology and digital art. I have a strong feeling that many of this  
year’s projects may follow the same successful path.“
UL also has two undergraduate programmes, in Digital Media Design and  
in Music Media and Performance Technology. The Computer Science  
department has built a new laboratory with state-of-the-art digital  
music and media equipment and software to facilitate the new courses  
that will continue to strengthen UL’s position in an increasingly  
digital world.

Admission to the exhibition and to the concert is free.
Official opening: 18:00, 3rd of September, Ground floor atrium,  
Foundation Building.
Concert: 20:00, Performance Art Centre, Foundation Building
Exhibition: 3rd to 7th of September, 10:00-17:00, Shuman Building
For details about the works, see http://www.csis.ul.ie/imedia/dawn07/
For more information you can email mikael.fernstrom at ul.ie, phone: 
086-8188079, or jurgen.simpson at ul.ie.

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