Thursday 28 January, 2021 

2pm GMT!– Join Zoom  

Meeting https://ucd 

Meeting ID: 847 919 6470 

Passcode: 353968 

Michael is a career independent working with academia, corporations, and non profits in the areas of immersive and emerging media, often around “place  representation” and its consequences. He is also interested in the dynamics  between art and invention. 

He enjoys (and has somehow survived) making stuff early, so far including in the  areas of projection mapping, Street View, realworld VR, and camera zapping. He’s a  long-time advisor to ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax’s Global Jukebox Project and he  geeks out on cameras. Currently he is visiting faculty at NYU Shanghai where he  teaches VR/AR Fundamentals, and where for the past three years he has run a  project called Telewindow, investigating better teleconferencing both large and small. 

Naimark has been awarded 16 patents relating to cameras, display, haptics, and live,  and his work has been seen in over 300 art exhibitions, film festivals, and  presentations around the world. He was the 2002 recipient of the World Technology  Award for the Arts.[1]

Since 2009, Naimark has served as faculty at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications  Program, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, and the MIT Media Lab. 

In 2015, Naimark was appointed Google’s first-ever “resident artist” in their new VR  division.. 

Michael Naimark helped found a number of prominent research labs including  the MIT Media Laboratory (1980), the Atari Research Lab (1982),[4] the Apple  Multimedia Lab (1987), Lucasfilm Interactive (1989), and Interval Research  Corporation (1992).[5][6] At MIT, Naimark helped put together the Aspen Movie  Map,[7] a hypermedia project. 

Michael’s artwork is included in the permanent collections of the American Museum  of the Moving Image in New York, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and the ZKM |  Center for Arts and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. His large-scale installations  include projected living rooms spray painted white and stereo-panoramic rooms with  rotating floors.[8]

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Professor Lizbeth Goodman of SMARTlab and the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at UCD, and Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society of Science Foundation Ireland, will today represent Ireland and Europe in a major call to policymakers and research councils across the EU and Africa for Gender Equity in Research!

Join the AERAP EU-Africa science collaboration platform briefing entitled “The Contribution of Women to EU-Africa Science Objectives” which will take place today at 13h00CET.

Further details, including registrationare available here:

Zoom access is here:

Meeting ID:   851 5271 2788
Passcode:       114908 One tap mobile

The Draft Agenda is:

13h00                 Zeinab Osman NCR, Sudan and AERAP Women’s SubGroup Co-Chair

13h10                 Prof Lizbeth Goodman Director,

SMARTlab-IDRC, UCD, Ireland and AERAP Women’s SubGroup Co-Chair

13h20                 Anna Fumarola Mujeres Por Africa, Spain

13h30                 Mirjana Povic African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfAS-AfNWA).Ethiopia

13h40                 Bonita de Swardt SKA Africa, South Africa

13h50                 Dr Abigail Ruth Freeman, Director of Science and Society, Science Foundation Ireland

14h00                 Conclusions

Declan Kirrane AERAP Chair, moderator

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The SMARTlab – IDRC PhD Seminar Oct 2019

The SMARTlab – IDRC PhD Seminar

The SMARTlab-IDRC PhD seminar is on!

This semester includes a session on IEEE Virtual Systems and Multimedia (link) and also 2 free Facebook certified digital skills training sessions in AI and Innovation. Please sign up to attend.


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Intensive One Week Introduction and Hands-on Training Leading to a SMARTlab Certificate in XR Level 1 with an additional

Open session for the community on Thursday 28TH February, 7-8pm

Led by Globally Renowned XR Trainer Zi Siang See and Multimedia Expert Haireena Ooi, in residence from SMARTlab Australia (@the University of Newcastle)

25th Feb to 1st March 2019

Location: SMARTlab Skelligs c/o Cahirsiveen Library, Main Street, Cahirsiveen Times: 10am-5pm daily.

Day 1)

Lecture Demonstraton: XR for Research, Training and Community Impact

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Introduction

Theory, history, application, use cases and demonstration

AR Basics with Layar

Day 2)

Basic XR Tools

Virtual Reality 360 workflow

Unity: Basic level design

Day 3)

Design; Applications:

AR Visual Programming (Intermediate)

Combining multiple platforms for mobile AR (Unity, Vuforia, Android-studio)

Prototyping and development

Day 4)


Applications: Virtual Reality Visual Programming (Intermediate)

Combining multiple platforms for room-scale VR (Unity, SteamVR-based device)

Prototyping and development

Day 5)

Advanced Demonstration: XR – Demo Unity of Lighting, Terrain, Custom UX with Hands VR

Participants showcasing their projects, review, discussion on future projects

Background: Upon completion of this training, the student should be able to:

1) Gain a working knowledge of fundamental AR and VR methods and techniques.

2) Be able to demonstrate knowledge of AR and VR methods by explaining certain features or aspects of the creation process.

3) Describe how the techniques would be applied to particular problems and use cases.

4) Develop competency in the visual programming of AR and VR.

5) Gain practical experience through the assignments to understand what is involved in designing and implementing a functional AR and VR system.

A Certificate of completion will be issued by SMARTlab for those who participate in the full week and produce a design concept for a prototype.


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Professor Lizbeth Goodman will be moderating the HCI track at Hopper Local / Dublin at Microsoft Ireland.

Speakers will be:

Grace Hughes, Senior Content Designer for Fjord at The Dock, Accenture’s R&D hub.

Genevieve Smith-Nunes, Lecturer in computing education & digital media at University of Roehampton.

Kathryn Parkes, Design Researcher and UX Designer currently working with Cisco.

Hopper Local / Dublin February 27, 2019 · 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Hopper Local / Dublin is a one-day locally organized conference modeled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers. Hopper Local / Dublin is the inaugural event and will launch an Local Community in Ireland.

General Registration – 199.00 EUR / all-day event

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This month’s IDRC seminar is shared with Engineers Without Borders: see poster below.

The event takes place in Dublin this Thursday (31/01/19) evening from 18:30-19:30, at Engineers Ireland HQ, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4. 

Tickets are free and available from the link below.

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In order to share the excitement of the MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, we created a VR meetup which happened on Monday January 21-12 pm EST.

Speakers included:

Winners of Hackathon Categories,

Alessandro Dini , Chief Marketing Officer,

Wayray Jesse McCulloch, Program Manager, Microsoft Mixed Reality,

Dario Laverde, Senior Developer Evangelist, HTC

Lizbeth Goodman, Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, UCD

RAJ TIWARI, Worldwide Co-Chair, Future Direction’s Digital Reality Committee, IEEE

Scott W. Greenwald, Research Scientist at MIT Materials Research Laboratory


Mark Metry, Host of World’s Top 100 Podcast ? Humans 2.0

Christian Long , Business Developer, Immersive VR Education

Lance Powell , Social Life VR Styles Magazine Creator

Michael Barngrover, VR First Regional Enabler

It was streamed via Facebook here:

Enablers of Tomorrow 2. Virtual Meetup – XR Innovation Landscape

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