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Dr. Conor McGarrigle
Lecturer at the Dublin School of Creative Arts
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Conor McGarrigle is an artist  working primarily with new media. A graduate of UCD (BSc) and NCAD (MFA), he received his PhD through practice from DIT in 2012.  He lectures in Fine Art at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, he was previously an Assistant Professor of Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver and coordinated the MA Art in the Digital World at NCAD.

His practice-based research examines the implications of pervasive networked devices and computational processes through the lens of critical art practice. This work is rooted in a historical analysis of the intersections of art and technology, demonstrating how historical and contemporary practices develop new readings and critical understandings of networked technologies and emergent user practices.  A particular focus is on evolving notions of space and place afforded by the new spatial practices of the smart city. This work emphasises the materiality of digital cultures, attending to hardware and coded processes alongside user practices to reveal and study the entanglements of the network, algorithms and data in all aspects of the everyday

This practice is characterised by urban interventions mediated through digital technologies and data-driven explorations of networked social practices. Projects include augmented reality mobile apps, durational walking performances, large scale outdoor projections,  generative video installations, and AI-powered explorations of network culture. He has exhibited extensively internationally including; the 2011 Venice Biennale,  Fundació Miro Mallorca, the Saint-Étienne Biennale, Redline Gallery Denver, SIGGRAPH, FILE São Paulo,  Art on the Net Tokyo, Seoul New Media, SITE Santa Fe as well as EVA International, Tulca and the Science Gallery.

Recent publications include book chapters in Augmented Reality Art (Springer, 2018), Augmented Reality (Parlor Press, 2016), The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (2014), and the Art of Walking (Blackdog, 2013). He co-edited a special edition of Visual Resources Journal on Art in the Age of Financial Crisis (Summer 2018) and has written journal articles for  Leonardo Electronic Almanac, New Review of Information Networking, Acoustic Space, and Digital Creativity.  A regular speaker, nationally and internationally, McGarrigle  has presented at CAA, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, AOIR, Theorizing the Web, DRHA, Renewable Futures, MediaCities, and Media Art Histories.  In 2014 he was the recipient of the Leonardo Award for Excellence for his article “Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities for AR and Data Driven Art” published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

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Institution Affiliation
DIT, Digital Media Centre
Date Commenced
2008
Date Completed
2012

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