6th September 2004 Why Wouldn’t This Work?

Proposal for a University of Limerick Campus Bike Rental Scheme Summary In order to reduce congestion on the road network around Castletroy and to alleviate the pressure on the University car parks, it is proposed that the University initiate a student/staff bike rental scheme. This will also...

30th August 2004 Man of the Day (or possibly, the Year)

The man I'm writing about is Michael Cooke. We spent over a year on a fecking silly experiment that we designed really well (inspired by some US wanker pseudo-scientists) to show perceptual multimodal effects. Most of us (faculty) had a look at the resulting data...

30th August 2004 Friday send-off

Friday afternoon we celebrated Krispin’s successful departure from UL. We wish him all the best, and that he will either come back or send us a few bob when he makes his first million. It’s been great to work with him for the last three...

24th August 2004 Congrats, Krispin!

01:47 this morning, Krispin's M.Sc. thesis passed, with full marks, the examination. His thesis work is exemplary....

22nd August 2004 Cyber-move…

After several days now of no UL email, at least not to/from the outside, I suggest we move our email to the idc.ul.ie domain (which will remain in the DMZ). By doing so, we can facilitate users with Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, Palm or whatever,...

19th August 2004 What the hell is that?

It seems that many of the IDC bloggers have gone quiet. Perhaps it's just August. Perhaps it's because we're all under pressure. I don't know. One thing I do know: if you're stuck writing what you are supposed to be writing, just write anything -...

12th August 2004 Lisa and her Leprechaun

The picture below is Lisa with her new ceramic friend - the Leprechaun. Her friends in IDC contacted a serious Kerry matchmaker to find this little creature for her. ...

18th July 2004 Who shot the Sheriff?

Congrats to Terence who came back from the US with interesting data on location based computing. After coming back, the local Sheriff's office made enquiries about this strange guy. Somebody had even notified Homeland Security ;-) Just imagine, if we all had joied forces, we...

16th July 2004 IDC Paper

Michael Cooke has a jointly authored journal paper in the latest issue of Cognition, Technology and Work.    John McCarthy, Peter Wright, Michale Cooke "From information processing to dialogical meaning making: an experiential approach to cognitive ergonomics." ...

30th June 2004 Glen Hansard in Dolan’s Tonight

Slightly off-topic, but Glen Hansard (lead singer, the Frames) plays a solo gig in Dolan's Warehouse tonight. According to the blurb: "He enthralls audiences with a strong, assertive voice that mixes emotional honesty, humility, and beauty. Whether he's playing to the accompaniment of a full band...

29th June 2004 Game design and cancer therapy

This kid Ben Duskin, 9, is recovering from cancer and designed a game to teach other kids to fight against leukemia...

28th June 2004 Language & music

This is a post on slashdot about the relationship between language and music, seems to give some pointers as to why tonal music makes more sense than atonal (the author thinks its structure matches that of language more closely I think...