25th May 2006 Change

It's been a good day. Interesting seminar from Nomands project. We all need to start to prepare [realise] that the IDC this autumn will be a different place, as almost half of the postgrads finish or bugger off. My ultimate fear is that I'll be...

3rd April 2006 Celeritas

This past week we had a hack-fest. Tyndall's latest motes with inertial measurement units were tested together with MAX/MSP for the purpose of creating the Celeritas composition.Todd, Cian, Cindy, AndySteve, Giuseppe, Cindy...

5th March 2006 Mike 30

Great party! Good fun!...

25th January 2006 IDC Poll 25 January 2006: Movies and Celebrities

Looks like the IDC people are up there with A-B-C and D list celebrities, and have featured in a number of movies!Appearances of IDC folks can be found in "Braveheart", "Michael Collins" (which also features Daniel's coat), and "a low-budget movie while Summering in the...

12th December 2005 Xmas Party!

Thanks to Gamel for the nice photographs!!!!...

30th November 2005 “Hedonic Computing” by Dr Barry Brown

Dr. Barry Brown of the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Glasgow has visited the IDC and has given a talk on Monday, November 28th on “Hedonic computing: the computer science of leisure and enjoyment”, followed by open discussion. Abstract:This talk explores the opportunities for...

15th November 2005 Survival and Demos

Over the past couple of weeks we did it all. The SFI review and then Science Day. Thanks to all brilliant IDC postgrads and staff, it worked. If any of our efforts will bring more resources and more science and technology graduates in the future,...

21st September 2005 Some Shots from Mikael’s surprise party

Thanks to Gabriela, we have these lovely shots taken last week at Mikael's surprise party for his 50th birthday. Happy Birthday again from all in the IDC as it wouldn't be the same without you....

17th September 2005 Fivezero experience

So this is it. It’s been a very intense day. The Amazing IDC really got me. I didn’t think it was possible to catch me off-hand like this, but they did. I was aware that there was The Mysterious Flash piece in progress (after walking...

10th June 2005 Bye Bye Microsoft Windows

After rebooting our exhibit in the City Gallery a few times, I have decided NEVER to use Microsoft Windows again for a public installation. Despite the fact that it's running on a fine little machine (Shuttle), and works fine on any Mac OSX, on Windows...

1st May 2005 Evaluating Roomba

I had the opportunity to borrow a Roomba – robotic vacuum cleaner – from one of my colleagues. For many years, I’ve believed that the touchstone test of robotics is if humans can make affordable machines that automatically can clean a house.So, what’s the outcome?In...