Digital Practices – Experts
Video Artist and Projection Mapping specialist
Brian’s work focuses on the transformation of environments through the manipulation of lighting and video technology. Examples of work include installations at Winter Lights Festival London, and Galway Arts Festival, as well as large scale Projection Mapping work on iconic buildings around Ireland. He has also recently designed tour visuals for Franz Ferdinand (World Tour), Primal Scream (European Tour), Villagers (European Tour) and the RTE Concert Orchestra (Irish Tour w/2FM Live).
Digital Artist and Researcher, Trinity College Dublin
Tom’s work is focused on the interplay of technologies and power. He has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, and M.A in Digital Media, and undertook his PhD in Computer Science and Art in CONNECT. Recent activities include exhibitions, Infrastructures of Now NCAD Gallery (2018), 1967-2017 IMMA (2017-8) w/OMG; Self-Portrait SNP, National Gallery of Ireland (2017-8), and The Width of Air, Carter Rd. Mumbai and NYU Gallery Shanghai (2016) w/Stereotropic Anecdota.
Founder of VRAI (VR & AR)
Niall founded VRAI in 2016 with a view to creating immersive, engaging stories in Virtual Reality. Coming from a background of filmmaking and visual effects, he wanted to apply skills learned over 15 years in these industries to create compelling stories in the emerging areas of VR, AR and 360 video. Niall has directed immersive media projects in Vietnam for ChildFund, in Somalia for the United Nations and of course for a number of clients in Ireland.
VR content creation
Karl Caulfield is from Dublin and has been interested in the concept of virtual reality since he was a kid. He works with VRAI producing and editing VR video content.
During his studies in DIT he set up a video production company with a colleague, Tick Tock Films, producing everything from music videos to short films.
Immersive VR film-maker
Paula is an award winning filmmaker whose work in documentary is informed by an interest in social justice, the environment, language and culture. A feature of her work is an exploration of the possibilities for visualising poetry on film and as immersive experience. In 2016 she created Ireland’s first narrative-led VR 360 film, I am Galway 2020, for Galway’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture in 2020. She is currently collaborating with the Belgian poet and filmmaker Maxime Coton on an immersive piece called Living Pages, ’a poem born and rendered in VR’, incorporating the work of VR Artist and virtual sculptor Jamil Medhaoui.
Paula’s work has been shown at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin; Female Eye Film Festival Toronto; Irish Film Festival Sydney; Screen4All 360 Film Festival Paris and many more.
Loretta Ní Ghabháin
Founder & Director of Digital Marketing Agency Lorg Media
Social media strategists
He works as Head of Communications at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, as well as giving online time to organisations including Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, the London Irish Centre, Inner City Helping Homeless, Inspirefest and the London St Patrick’s Day Festival.
Using email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, podcasts, gifs and videos, Darragh finds ways to use the internet to help you find out about interesting projects, ideas and events. He looks after the @ireland account on Twitter and helps with the Irish Bloggers Facebook Group, the largest and most useful blogger community in Ireland. He tries to put kindness into every day, online and offline.
Cultural Manager and grant writer
Barbara is a cultural manager and grant writer. Her focus is on EU centralised funding programmes, e.g. Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument Phase 1&2, Culture/Creative Europe, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship/Europe for Citizens, Progress and others. She demonstrates a 100% success rate in grant applications to the Culture/Creative Europe programme for the time period 2008 – 2018.
She holds a MA degree in European Politics and Administration from the College d’Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia.
Barbara will join the international group of artists at each of the incubators, helping them to refine their project ideas and to develop project funding applications.