Massive congratulations to our education officer Donal Holland. First for his new job as visiting lecturer at Harvard University and second for the launch of the Soft Robotics Toolkit on Sept 19th.
“The Soft Robotics Toolkit is an online treasure trove of downloadable, open-source plans, how-to videos, and case studies to assist users in the design, fabrication, modeling, characterization, and control of soft robotic devices. It will provide researchers with a level of detail not typically found in academic research papers, including 3D models, bills of materials, raw experimental data, multimedia step-by-step tutorials, and case studies of various soft robot designs.
Dónal Holland, a visiting lecturer in engineering sciences at SEAS and graduate student at Trinity College Dublin, is one of the lead developers of the toolkit and is especially interested in the toolkit’s potential as an educational resource.
“One thing we’ve seen in design courses is that students greatly benefit from access to more experienced peers—say, postdocs in a research lab—who can guide them through their work,” Holland says. “But scaling that up is difficult; you quickly run out of time and people. The toolkit is designed to capture the expertise and make it easily accessible to students.”
Full Text on Harvard SEAS News
This is not a humble brag, it’s a straight up brag! Our Education Officer is awesome. Congratulations Donal and good luck with your thesis!
Crafted in a 3D printer and outfitted with rubberized pressure sensors, this inexpensive device offers surgeons a confident grip on delicate tissue. (Photo by Eliza Grinnell, SEAS Communications.)
“I think it proves how worthwhile it is to provide students with hands-on design experiences and access to great facilities.” Donal Holland
“With a team of other students, and with mentorship from Holland, Walsh, and Dr. Catherine Wee at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care, Maeder-York designed a soft, wearable device to help patients regain normal thumb movement—and therefore the ability to grasp objects—after a stroke. The project won the Three-In-Five contest at DMD, as did another of Gafford’s devices. The students now have the opportunity to submit their findings for accelerated review by the prestigious ASME Journal of Medical Devices.”
Read the full article here!
A4 are opening their new studio on June 1st 2014. We need to raise some cash for new desks. A4 plans to build the first truly participative socially engaged arts and education centre in Dublin. Drawing on the best elements from existing artist studios, maker spaces, social spaces and education practices both nationally and internationally, we will develop a unique model which both supports practitioners develop professionally and makes a social change to how we as citizens, young and old have access to the arts and education. To get us off the ground we need some help. If you can afford to we would really appreciate your support. Just click on an option below to make a donation. We need to raise quite a bit of cash so please share among your friends and followers!!
Desk & Chair ….. 60 Eur
Desk ………………. 42 Eur
Table Top ………. 30 Eur
Chair ……………… 18 Eur
Leg ………………….. 6 Eur
Wanna join? We are taking applications for our new artist studio maker space. If interested please get in touch via our membership contact form.
We are excited to have Jason Kearney join our new studio, his work is fantastic!
If you are in Dublin this Thursday hit up his fist solo exhibition; Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage at the Twisted Pepper. It’s going to be great!
“The exhibition will be officially opened with a talk by Sean Hillen, without a doubt the most influential Irish artist that has worked with photomontage.
Heterotopia is a concept in human geography elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe places and spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions. These are spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental, such as the space of a phone call or the moment when you see yourself in the mirror.
Jason Kearney situates himself in the spectrum of contemporary collage by manipulating pixels over paste and photoshop over paper to create surreal digital collage.
Appropriating his pieces from a wide range of source material that spans movements, continents and centuries he uses and seduces the digital medium to juxtapose characters, objects and landscapes. In doing so, he creates narratives that the original artists would have never dreamed to have existed.”
This exhibition will run until May 31st
Thursday 24th April
6 – 8pm
The Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street
Juxtapoz Magazine Feature – http://bit.do/juxtapoz
le cool Dublin Cover May 9th 2013 – http://bit.do/lecool
le cool Dublin Cover May 15th 2013 – http://bit.do/lecool2
ARTchipel Feature July 2013 – http://bit.do/artchipel
Rabble #7 Poster Commission – http://bit.do/rabble
Text taken from Jason’s FB Event Page