CTVR Plenary 2012

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Location: Hotel Kilkenny
Date: 14 June 2012
Time: 9.30am – 5pm

CTVR will host its 2012 Plenary meeting in Kilkenny. This year’s meeting will focus primarily on the work of students and feature a series of short presentations covering all facets of the CTVR research programme.

Research staff from each of the participating universities and the programme’s industry partners will attend.

Art, Activism and Economics

qr-webLocation: Studios 1 & 2, Science Gallery, Trinity College
Date: 16 February 2012
Time: 18:00 – 20:00


Data 51.0 brings together an international selection of media artists and theorists to explore the links between activism, art and business. Where open source, hactivism, and media art are still presented as ideologically opposed to the logics of information capitalism, the reality is that many hackerspaces receive corporate funding, open source platforms and user-generated content for the basis for many commercially oriented applications and much of the dominant media art of today is to varying degrees reliant on the financial trajectories of technological R&D.

Rather than denying this relationship or refusing to engage with the corporation, we want to ask how artists and activists might use their position in the market and their creative tools to critique, disrupt, or even potentially reshape commercial spaces from within.

CTVR Plenary 2011

Plenary_GroupILocation: River Lee Hotel, Cork
Date: 26 May 2011
Time: 9am – 6pm

The 2011 meeting took place in Cork. Guest speakers included Minister Sean Sherlock TD – Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Innovation – and Mr John Travers – Director General of SFI, who formally launched CTVR’s second phase of funding.

CTVR alumni profiled the entrepreneurial culture etsablished in the first phase of CTVR funding through presentations from recent (Xcelerit) and pending start-ups.

Director Prof. Linda Doyle Plenary address outlined the Centre’s ambitions and near term scientific challenges.

Prof. Dave Payne, Professor on Telecommunications at TCD, detailed the basis of the strawman architecture at the heart of the CTVR scientific programme.

Communicating Communication II – An Eames’ screening at the Glucksman, Cork.

CTVR_E-vite_PrimerwebLocation: The Glucksman, UCC, Cork.
Date: 25 May 2011
Time: 6pm – 8pm

This evening event is the second in a series inspired by the Eames’ film A Communications Primer (1953), inviting lively discussion about contemporary understanding of communication & design, questioning how we communicate complexity, and how we design for communication.

The unique Eames’ film A Communications Primer (1953) is particularly important for the way that it articulates an extraordinary insight into contemporary telecommunications, illustrating powerful concepts that remain important to the work of engineers and designers today. This film is relevant to anyone who uses information and communications technology in their day-to-day lives, whether professionally or otherwise.

The evening will be introduced by Jessica Foley, artist & Outreach person at CTVR, followed by short responsive and contextualizing presentations by Gary Boyd, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Architectural Education UCC, and Linda Doyle, Director CTVR and Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, TCD. The evening will be chaired by Denis Linehan, Lecturer at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, UCC.

For more information on this & other events please visit www.communicatingcommunication.wordpress.com

Talk by Prof. Simon Saunders of the Femto Forum


ffLocation: CTVR Headquarters – Dunlop Oriel House
Date: 02 March 2011
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm


CTVR will be hosting a talk by Prof. Simon Saunders on Wednesday March 2nd at 1pm


Prof. Simon Saunders is in Dublin next week for a variety of Femto Forum meetings. He is the Chairman of the Femto Forum.


Prof. Saunders will provide an overview of the femto cell market place and of the work of the Femto Forum.


The talk is open to all. It will be held in the CTVR Seminar Room – which is on the first floor of Dunlop Oriel House. The location of CTVR Headquarters can be found here.


Professor Simon Saunders is an independent specialist in wireless
communications, with a technical and commercial background in both
industry and academia. The former Chief Technology Officer of the Red-M consultancy, Simon has invented several novel wireless technologies. He currently serves on the technical advisory boards of
Picochip and Ubiquisys and the industrial advisory board at University College London. He is a Visiting Professor to the University of Surrey.

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.


Funded PhD Opportunities

ctvrstickerLocation: Dunlop Oriel House, 1st floor Seminar Room
Date: 20 January 2011
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Students and recent graduates of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and related areas who are considering a research PhD in the area of telecommunications can meet current students, post-doctoral researchers and academics working with CTVR the telecommunications research centre.

CTVR students and researchers will showcase some of the work they are doing in diverse fields relevant to the telecommunications industry. They will also outline some of the challenges the industry is facing in the near to long term future where research is needed.

The telecommunications research centre works closely with a range of industrial partners including Alcatel-Lucent, Xilinx, MA/Com, NXP, Eircom-Meteor, InTune Networks and Socowave and all research is industry-informed and industrially relevant.