Interference Journal Issue 3

Rachel O’ Dwyer (Editor in Chief)

Rachel O’Dwyer teaches on the MSC for Interactive Digital Media in the Computer Science Department of Trinity College Dublin and is undertaking a PhD in the Centre for Telecommunications Research, Department of Electronic Engineering, TCD on the political economy of mobile networks, funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). She is an associate researcher in the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCam) where she leads the postgraduate seminar on ‘audio cultures’ from which the journal Interference arises. She is  co-facilitator of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA 2.0) with Benjamin Gaulon, dedicated to showcasing the work of artists and technologists and providing a forum for the intersection of these disciplines She has curated various panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions on subjects such as mobile computing, sound studies, network culture, and digital policy within Dublin and internationally. She has published on audio culture and various aspects of technology studies and the political economy of communications, most recently in in Fibreculture,  Neural and Ephemera,

Sven Anderson (Journal Manager)

Sven Anderson is an artist researcher and interactive designer. He is currently working towards a PhD at Trinity College Dublin that situates the practice of sound installation in public space within the larger fields of architecture and urban design. His research explores how the practice of sound installation can be integrated within architectural, landscape, and urbanist design methodologies, with a strong focus on how site-specific sound installations function within public spaces. Anderson has been based between Ireland and the US since 2002, and his work has been installed and performed in Ireland, England, Germany, and the US.

Linda O Keeffe (Reviews Editor)

Linda O Keeffe is a sound artist based in Dublin Ireland. She received a BA in Fine Art from IADT, 2002, and an MA in Fine Art Virtual Realities from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 2004. She received a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Studies in 2008 and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Sociology Dept. at N.U.I. Maynooth exploring the ‘Sociology of the Constructed Soundscape’. She is a lecturer at N.U.I.M in the Media Dept. and at Kairos Comms. O Keeffe has exhibited in China the USA, Canada and Europe. Her work is predominantly sound based with a focus on installation and performance. She has recently released an album with Farpointrecordings, Metamorphosis and Praxis. Her publications include, Sound is not a simulation: Methodologies for examining the experience of soundscapes, a book chapter to be published by IGI Global for the publication, Game Sound Technology and Player Interaction: Concepts and Developments, and The separation from the natural to the synthetic soundscape: the case for improving sounds in Gaming, presented at the Audiomostly Conference 2009.

Sarah Dunne

Sarah Dunne is a visual artist and musician based in Dublin. She completed her BA at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2006 and her MA at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in 2007. Her MA practice was concerned with the role of sound and vibration in generating spatial ‘presence’ and how a sculptural object can be altered by sound. She is currently undertaking a PhD in the sculpture department in National College of Art and Design.