GradCAM with Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick is a founding member of the Digital Studies Network based at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris at the Institute of Research and Innovation. This network is lead by the French Philosopher Bernard Stiegler and has for aim the critical examination of Digital Technologies and their impact on the construction of Knowledge (epistemology) and on cultural production (Aesthetics). The research hub based at Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media in Dublin has for focus the critical examination of technologies and cultural production. The Graduate School has a number of PhD researchers and Staff undertaking research in this area at the intersection of artistic practice and the use of new technologies. GradCAM hosts the Digital Studies Seminar which takes place at the Campus in Grangegorman for further information see seminar pages on this website.
“Today every academic discipline is affected by digital technologies, but we do not possess sufficient theoretical models to study how they influence knowledge, on an epistemological level (in the sense of Gaston Bachelard). We believe that this issue should be analyzed across all academic disciplines, each of which should maintain their differences whilst also recognizing common appointments, and hence the consequences of this at an epistemic level (in the sense of Michel Foucault). This idea is the basis of what we call “digital studies”.
The Digital Studies Network was launched by the Institute for Research and Innovation during the 2012 Talks on the New Industrial World. It brings together researchers from many countries who share in the fundamental thesis of “digital studies,” and informally explore, through seminars and workshops, as well as a contributory website (digital-studies.org). All network members can participate in this contributory research by publishing their own web content (e.g. text, video, audio recording, etc.).
The call for Digital Studies is available here Digital Studies, other members of the Digital Studies Network include University of California, Berkeley, CalArts, Tufts University, Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne, Goldsmiths London, Durham university, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Institut de recherche et innovation, Universite Technologique de Compiegne.
For further information about the Digital Studies Network and its activities see the Digital Studies Website.
GradCAM is the lead partner of the SHARE project. ELIA and GradCAM, Dublin jointly coordinate SHARE – Step-change for Higher Arts Research and Education. The European Commission has selected the project for structural funding over the period 2010-2013.
36 graduate schools and institutions engaged in third-cycle research in the arts take part, representing almost all European countries.
SHARE consists of three networks, working independently:
Further working groups are concerned with the validation, advocacy, and dissemination of artistic research; conferences in Copenhagen, London, and Brussels are planned.
GradCAM is a lead partner in the European Artistic Research Network and will be host ‘Thinking on Stage’ EARN symposium in Dublin in May 2014. See European Artistic Research Network for more information : EARN