Communicating Communications… Inspired by Eames’


21 February 2011





A full house at the Science Gallery on Thursday night last confirmed the relevance of the latest outreach project ,Communicating Communications, underway at CTVR. We are using the film A Communications Primer as a catalyst to help us think about and develop how we articulate research in telecommunications technology, and how we might work in a transdisciplinary mode to help us research and communicate telecom’s more effectively for the future.

Hugh Campbell (top image), Professor at the UCD School of Architecture,  gave an illuminating account of the Eames’ practice as designers in the 20th century. The talk was preceded by a screening of the film by Ray & Charles Eames, A Communications Primer, and concluded with a short Q&A (bottom image) with Hugh Campbell, Linda Doyle and Jessica Foley responding to questions from the audience. We will be developing a series of practical learning workshops that will weave in and around theories and practices of communication. For more on this project please visit our Blog.



Communicating Communications with Eames

eamesLocation: Science Gallery Trinity
Date: 17 February 2011
Time: 6pm – 8pm

CTVR with  Hugh Campbell, Professor of Architecture UCD, invite you to join us to generate a lively discussion about contemporary understanding of communication and design, particularly questioning how we communicate complexity, and how we design for communication.


Taking as our inspiration the work of Charles & Ray Eames, CTVR presents a cinema-style screening of the 23 min film A Communications Primer (1953), introduced by Linda Doyle & Jessica Foley, followed by an Illustrated Lecture presented by Hugh Campbell, which will explore the design thinking of the Eames’, using A Communications Primer as a starting point.


Dr Mathias John wins commercialisation award

MJ_2011_HothouseAward  11 February 2011



Congratulations to Max Ammann, Mathias John and the CTVR Antenna team at DIT whose commercialisation success was recognised at the DIT Hothouse Showcase event in Croke Park, February 2011.

The Awards were announced by Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation in DIT, who gave a brief description of their work in each case. Awards were presented by Professor Brian Norton.