Introducing Gareth Lyons

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Gareth is a filmmaker, animatior, illustrator and writer. He and his collaborators make up My Aunt Sally Productions and have produced shorts including Poptarts and Combat Action Team.

Delighted to have him in the studio…we may have a few things up our sleeves involving Gareth soon!!

Check out his profile and links to other work here.

 

Support A4er Micheal Kunze and Blue Heart Theatre’s Fundit Campaign for a new production of ‘The Baltimore Waltz’

A4er Michael Kunze is a member of Blue Heart Theatre. They have 7 days to go on their Fund it campaign for a new production of Paula Vogel’s award winning play, ‘The Baltimore Waltz’.

If you like what they do….give them some support!!!

www.fundit.ie/project/the-baltimore-waltz

Blue Heart Theatre are an exciting new company formed partly from former and existing members of Acting Out, Dublin’s LGBT community theatre and some new collaborators. Blue Heart aim to present new and unknown plays in Ireland and the UK, in a fresh and innovative way.

This serious comedy was American playwright Vogel’s response to the death of her brother, who died from complications due to AIDS. Whilst it has established itself as a modern American classic, this will be its first professional production in Ireland. We intend to put the play on in March, 2015 in Dublin and Sligo.”

Give your cash monies here!!

A4er Donal Holland led the development of this Soft Robotics Toolkit at Harvard…”everything a robot maker needs”

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

Harvard students mentored by A4’s Education Officer Donal Holland win design awards!!

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!

 

Our newest member Jason Kearney’s exhibition: Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage opens April 24th

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

Opening
Thursday 24th April
6 – 8pm

The Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Ireland


Press:
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

http://jasonkearneycuts.tumblr.com/

Text taken from Jason’s FB Event Page