Belfast, 24th Feb

[HE]Arts of STEM Festival Day 1
Ulster University, Belfast campus, York Street, Wed 24th February, 1 pm to 6 pm, in association with the NI Science Festival.

Free admission but online booking required.

Belfast campus map




1.00 to 1.20 pm: Welcome reception and exhibition

Creative exhibits: media art/sound art/electronic and electroacoustic music exhibits on display (see below)

Location: Belfast campus foyer

1.20 pm: Welcome: Prof. Jan Jedrzejewski (Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Ulster University)

and Introduction: Dr Brian Bridges and Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick (Ulster University)

Location: Lecture Room BA-00-021

1.30 pm: Artists’ Talk with Jonathan Nangle (Royal Irish Academy of Music)

Location: Lecture Room BA-00-021

2.00 pm: Break

Location: Belfast campus foyer

2.15 pm: Move to Lecture Room BA-02-001

2.20 pm: Special guest lecture: Prof. Susan Schreibman (Maynooth University) on Digital Humanities

Location: Lecture Room BA-02-001

3.15 pm: Break, tour of exhibits

Location: Belfast campus foyer

3.30 pm: Humanising Technologies and Hacking as Creating panel (15 mins per speaker)

Location: Lecture Room BA-02-001

  • Dr Brendan McCloskey (Ulster University, QUB): Humanising Design: accessible, iterative, inclusive design principles
  • John Harding (Ulster University): Hacking as Creating

4.00 pm: Break, performance–exhibit of The Singing Bot (Bernadette Comac)

Location: Belfast campus foyer

4.20 pm: Dr Dermot Furlong (Trinity College Dublin): Art and Technology – Essential mutual dependencies

Location: Lecture Room BA-02-001

5.15 pm: Closing panel discussion: Technology, Culture and Accessibility (co-chairs, Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick and Prof. Frank Lyons, Ulster University)

In addition to the day’s other speakers, this panel will feature:

Tim Brundle (Director of Research and Innovation at Ulster)

Jonathan Grimes (Head of Information/Chief Technology Officer, Contemporary Music Centre)

Location: Lecture Room BA-02-001

6 pm: Closing remarks, exhibits will remain open until 6.30 pm

Location: Lecture Room BA-02-001 and Belfast campus foyer

Artistic Programme

We will feature pieces by the following artists and composers, all of whom explore technologies through their artistic practices.

Enda Bates

Bernadette Comac

Brian Connolly

Jonathan Nangle

Iride Project (Massimo Daví & Monica Miuccio)

Dylan Rynhart

More details will be updated here soon.

Artistic programme presented in association with the Spatial Music Collective and ISSTA (the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association).