This year’s DEEP goes deeper than ever before into the terrain of Inclusive Design: http://deep.idrc.ocadu.ca/agenda/
Professor Lizbeth Goodman spoke at the morning kickoff meeting at the MARS Research hub in Toronto in June, and joined government officials and European representatives on an industry and accelerator tour. SMARTlab and the IDRC of Ireland are soon to kick off with new collaborative projects. Watch this space..
Calling all dancers and dance enthusiasts, of all levels of experience and ability: the European/International MeetShareDance Festival is now on at UCD, led by Choreographer Cathy O’Kennedy (Fluxusdance, Counterbalance – Arts and Disability Ireland), with dancer Bobby Byrne (Counterbalance) with Monika Pozek (Artistic Director, MeetshareDance) and Douglas Scott (Full Radiance Dance, USA).
Supported by DLR Council Arts Office, Dance Ireland, SMARTlab-UCD, FluxusDance and Art Disability Ireland.
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ASSISTID is an EU Marie Curie research programme coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute (www.doctrid.ie). The DRI brings together researchers from all of the universities and 3 Institutes of Technology on the island of Ireland in addition to partners in the UK and USA. Our research network is multidisciplinary and offers a critical mass of researchers including psychologists, social scientists, occupational therapists, engineers, computer scientists and people with ID or ASD and their families and carers, all who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with ID or ASD.
The ASSISTID programme offers a unique opportunity for researchers from a variety of disciplines to submit an original research project in their area of interest around ID or ASD. Proposals should examine the role of Assistive Technology in improving social inclusion, independence, mobility, education and employment for people with ID or ASD. Applicants should have a PhD OR relevant research/professional experience.
View the ASSISTID Flyer here and visit www.assistid.eu for more information. The deadline is 30th September 2015. For applications to work with SMARTlab or the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at UCD, please contact Professor Lizbeth Goodman (ASSISTID Academic Chair) in advance of application for knowledge matching and coordination of supervisors and associated supports.
Professor Lizbeth Goodman joins an international panel of media and literacy experts from industry, academia and the private sector to consider real and impactful research. Lizbeth will present on ‘Living Again with Assistive Technologies’ in the Time For Inspiration: Best Practices workshop on the 21st, and will host a collaborative table on the topic of Hippocratic Education and Innovation on the 22nd.
Sponsored by the Evens Foundation, Creative Media Europe (European Commission) et al.
Thursday 14th May, 2014
10.30am – 6.30pm
This symposium brings together art critics and other commentators to discuss a decade of The Knitting Map; its making, reception and future. This includes a keynote address by the design historian and author of The Culture of Knitting, Joanne Turney, as well as presentations by Jessica Hemmings (Head of Visual Culture, NCAD), Lizbeth Goodman (Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, UCD), art historian Deborah Barkun (Associate Professor of Art History, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania), and Sarah Foster (Lecturer in History of Design at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design).
All welcome. Please contact Jools Gilson at email@example.com for registration and further information.
‘The Affordances of Virtual Worlds for Education and Clinical Training’ was delivered live by Prof Lizbeth Goodman and Ms Bo Zhang (PhD candidate), and live online in the virtual world Terf by Niki Herbertson and Julie LeMoine (CEO Terf, USA) on the 21st of April at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin, as part of their New Horizons special lecture series, on ‘Apps, Technology and Social Media in Medicine’: http://www.rcpi.ie/course.php?pageID=967
1) Bo was nominated to the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Pudong, Shanghai in November, 2014. Working with other team members: Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Nicola Herbertson (Virtual Worlds Manager) and the CEO of the Irish Zhida International company, Mr Yu Xuan Liu, her nomination was based on her current PhD research into virtual worlds and collaborative learning games and tools for cross-cultural exchange. Out of the long-list of 2500 nominations, she was selected for the second round, and finally named in the top 45 (out of 615 shortlisted projects) projects globally, winning a travel award to return to her native China to compete in the final round.
2) Bo has also been selected as one of 12 players to represent UCD in the International Ladies Gaelic Football Team 2015 in Shanghai, China, 19-26th October!
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