Global Education Summit, 26-27 March
SMARTlab is proud to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Global Education Summit in Istanbul, with the President of Turkey and senior Ministers, the Education Director of the OECD, Director of Intel EMEA, et al:

21st: Dr David Prendergast of Intel on Lizbeth Goodman and Nicola Herbertson lead the hands-on training session on Communicating for Indsutry Impact, Virtual Worlds by and for People with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities – with participants including the six new SMARTlab-IDRC Marie Curie Fellows: Dr Cathy Dalton, Dr Kenn Kerr, Dr Yugos Politis, Dr Anita Yakkundi, Dr Aviva Cohen and Dr Nigel Robb

TED, 7-8 March
Valencia Spain- inTED: SMARTlab chairs the Panel with speakers including Prof Lizbeth Goodman (chair), Dr Joe Eyerman, Dr Jacki Morie, Camille Baker, Dr Ken Kerr, Prof Jutta Treviranus, Dr Eva de Lera, Nicola Herbertson, Laura Screpanti, Bo Zhang, Cagir Cubukcu, on VIRTUAL WORLDS & ROBOTICS FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING

Profesor Lizbeth Goodman to speak on Innovation at the Leadership Forum, Croke Park Stadium, Dublin this Thursday 3rd March:





SMARTlab Winter Wonderland- Spring Forward: 2016 PhD Seminar!














Lynne Heller: “Avatar Daughters: Envisioning a Spectrum between the Material/Virtual Through Feminist Theory”#


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meetsharedance2Calling 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.

All welcome!

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DanceabilityCongratulations to Cathy O’Kennedy and Lucy Dundon of Fluxus Dance/Counterbalance, supported by Anita Mckeown, Dr Deveril and Steve Benton of SMARTlab in collaboration with Dr Joe Eyerman and Dr Rob Mooney of the ARC Centre, who have just completed the first successful Dance Ability Season here at UCD, with participant dancers of all abilities taking part weekly in the Sports Centre Dance Studio! Pictured here: a few of the dancers with the team. Here’s to a second season this Autumn! Sponsored by the Dun Laoghaire and Rathdown County Council Arts Office and Sports Partnership with the UCD Dance Society.

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BLOG day 1- moderated by LizbethKeywords of the Day: Collaboration, Dance, Breath, Embodiment, Performance, Digital Narrative, Live Movement, Multimodal Movement Vocabularies, Cinematics, Informatics, HCI, Architecture, Physical Environment, Plumblines, Fields of Knowledge, Virtuality, Flow, Affordances, Space Syntax, Creativity, Complexity, Conversational Maps, participatory citzenship, digital nomads, mapping spaces, mapping technologiesThe Journey of the Pwarm_up2.jpg 

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Kennedy shakes up the crowd with a physical theatre exercise about breath, bones, being present and centred in your body and mind space while collaborating and improvising with another. . .

Lizbeth Goodman introduces the SMARTlab and the team, the ethos and aims of the PhD overall and the week. . .

The team (faculty and students) introduce themselves, introducing their PhD topics as they go.

Lizbeth leads an integration exercise on mind and body: speaking while moving, using breath and bones and mind and memory, embracing the opportunity to state the issues and ideas of each PhD project and to request information, skills and references in return. . .

Leslie Hill walks the group through the plan for the week. . .


Public Speaking workshop- Leslie leads a session on top tips for speaking in both academic and other public settings: keys to success, trouble shooting, and practice in teams. . .

Second Year Student Papers and Presentations: Alison Williams, Sara Diamond and Taey Kim.

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