Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices symposium

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Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices (Hearts of STEM 2017) was a public symposium/mini-conference which was organised by Dr Brendan McCloskey, Prof. Frank Lyons and Dr Brian Bridges, at Ulster University, Magee campus on May 31st 2017. The event was held at Ulster University, Magee campus, in association with the Walled City Music Festival with support from Garfield Weston (for the Hearts of STEM 2017 programme) and Calouste Gulbenkian (for the Inclusive Creativity project) and was free to anyone interested in inclusion within the arts, education and community sectors.

Presenters and Artists

Prof. Tony Brooks (Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Prof. Eva Brooks (Director, XLab: Design, Learning, Innovation, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, Denmark)
John Kelly is Artistic Director of Disability Arts in Surrey Festival (DaisyFest) and is a National Associate Artist for Drake Music,
Charles Matthews is an electronic musician, gamelan player, and workshop facilitator based in London, working with Drake Music and John Kelly on the creation of a bespoke accessible guitar.
London–based sound artist Lisa Hall
Eamonn Durey from NI’s FabLab.
Shane Byrne is a composer and instrument designer currently pursuing a PhD in electroacoustic music performance at Maynooth Univeristy, Ireland.
Koichi Samuels is a musician and electronic music producer, with research and practice expertise in inclusive music, human-computer interaction design, ethnomusicology, and hacker/maker culture; he completed his PhD at QUB in 2015.
Denise White is an expert in SEN teaching, and is nearing completion of a PhD at Ulster University, on the relationship between music performance and learning disabilities.
Period31 May 20171 Jun 2017
Event typeConference
LocationDerry, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational