it@cork chair Caroline O’ Driscoll has big aspirations for the city by the Lee.

Last week saw some of Ireland's brightest technology minds gather at Cork's City hall for the 2017 Tech Summit to discuss topics that ranged from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Healthtech, to Virtual Reality and the Future of Work. The conference was chaired by Anthony O’ Callaghan – Director of Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Johnson Controls. Mr O’ Callaghan … Continue reading it@cork chair Caroline O’ Driscoll has big aspirations for the city by the Lee.

Virtual Reality World Congress – Bristol, 2017 – VIDEO – Time to invest in VR?

For the second year in a row, the city of Bristol was host to the Virtual Reality World Conference (VRWC) that saw over 750 delegates from 20+ countries arrive at England’s south-west coast. With over 36 expert speakers and 27 exhibiters, the VRWC is one of the world’s leading international VR events. The conference took … Continue reading Virtual Reality World Congress – Bristol, 2017 – VIDEO – Time to invest in VR?

Music in VR – Balancing Information and Emotion

The role of sound in Virtual Reality (VR) is a factor that can oftentimes be overlooked by the user because of the novelty of the visual experience, however, as people become more accustomed to and expectant of the technology, immersive audio may very well dictate who reigns supreme. Firstly, it is important to note that ‘hearing’ is the … Continue reading Music in VR – Balancing Information and Emotion

Web 2.0 and Journalism: a tool or a curse? An Academic Investigation.

An exploration of Web 2.0, journalism and online news - a perspective based on bipartisan power structures, the ‘team-mentality’ and the psychology of online communities. Introduction Speaking on Capitol Hill following her defeat to Donald J. Trump in the US Presidential election, Hillary Rodham Clinton stated that there has been an “epidemic of malicious fake … Continue reading Web 2.0 and Journalism: a tool or a curse? An Academic Investigation.

ReImagineCork – Contribution & Community

After returning from a two week meditation retreat, coming across ‘ReImagineCork’ - a local volunteer organisation focused on making Cork beautiful by restoring laneways, urban green spaces and derelict buildings – seemed a little too in my face to ignore, having spent much of the break away, immersed in nature. The organisation was set up … Continue reading ReImagineCork – Contribution & Community

Diesel Particulates and Ireland

In recent years, there has been increased concerns over diesel-particle exposure in Ireland with an estimated  "1,148 deaths in 2011" related to the harmful pollutants [SOURCE]. Recent studies that suggest that there may also be an association between specific neurological diseases (Alzheimer's) and exposure to tiny magnetic particles that are released during the combustion process. Researchers believe that the potential of … Continue reading Diesel Particulates and Ireland