Dr. Conor McGarrigle

Fine Art Lecturer

Background

Conor McGarrigle is an artist, researcher and lecturer in Fine Art New Media. A graduate of UCD (BSc) and NCAD (MFA), he received his PhD through practice from DIT in 2012.

His practice is characterised by urban interventions mediated through digital technologies and data-driven explorations of networked social practices.Projects include durational walking performances, large scale outdoor projections, smartphone apps and generative video installations. He has exhibited extensively internationally including; the 2011 Venice Biennale,  Fundació Miro Mallorca, the Saint-Étienne Biennale, Redline Gallery Denver, SIGGRAPH, FILE São Paulo,  Art on the Net Tokyo, Seoul New Media, SITE Santa Fe as well as EVA International, Tulca and the Science Gallery Dublin.

His practice-based research examines the implications of pervasive networked devices and computational processes through the lens of critical art practice. This work is rooted in a historical analysis of the intersections of art and technology, demonstrating how contemporary and historical practices develop new readings and critical understandings of networked technologies and emergent user practices. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Leonardo Award for Excellence for his article “Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities for AR and Data Driven Art” published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac.