CONVERSATIONAL: A SPEAKERS’ SERIES AT IADT
Running from November 2020 – February 2021
Convened on behalf of the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies by Dr Sherra Murphy
The campus restrictions around Covid-19 have prevented us from gathering together, but shouldn’t go on preventing us from listening to stimulating ideas and bringing interesting people into our orbit.
The events will be conversations between people who are relevant to the range of studies at the Institute. They will be available through Microsoft Events, and the campus community can access them by using the normal campus login. Our first two events will be held before the December break, with several more planned for January and February – watch this space!
Friday 27 November 2020 at 2:30 PM
Roisín O’Toole, London-based UX designer, and Lesley-Ann Daly PhD, researcher in Sensory Augmentation
Sometimes the path into further study, a career, or a life’s work is not always straight or logical. This conversation between two IADT graduates will explore how their paths took them from their undergraduate work into new areas of exploration, and discuss how the skills they gained have allowed them to develop in unexpected ways that they could not have planned for as undergraduate students.
Roisin O’Toole, a London-based UX designer with a focus on ethical technology, graduated from IADT’s Modelmaking and Production Design BA programmes, and Lesley-Ann Daly, a PhD researcher using Critical Design methodologies to examine the effects of Sensory Augmentation technology on its users, achieved her BA in Design for Stage and Screen: Makeup Design. Our moderator will be lecturer Fiona Snow, herself an IADT graduate-turned-academic.
Thursday 3 December 2020, 2:30 PM
Daniel Staines, Creative Director at Algorithm
Algorithm, a creative production company, embodies the marriage of art, technology and public engagement through its signature practice of projection mapping for large public events. The interdisciplinary creative team, ranging from designers to animators to engineers and beyond, shows how the combination of science and art provides fertile ground for the exploration of new ideas and the creation of visual spectacle. Creative director Daniel Staines, also an IADT graduate, and members of the Algorithm team will discuss the company’s work and ethos. Lecturer and production specialist Damien Byrne will moderate the discussion.