FINDINGS V: A Symposium Celebrating Scholarly Research at IADT

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The Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies at IADT has announced Findings V, the fifth interdisciplinary symposium celebrating excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate research.

Findings V takes place on Wednesday 5th June, 10am-6pm, at the National Film School, IADT.

This day-long symposium will showcase scholarly research drawn from theses and research produced at both undergraduate and postgraduate level during the academic year 2023-24. It will take place on Wednesday 5th June from 10.00am to 6.00pm at the National Film School, IADT. The Findings V symposium is open to all students, staff, and members of the public.

Established in 2019, the annual Findings symposia offer students a platform to share colourful and provocative research ‘findings’ and celebrate the intrinsic value of scholarly research to the disciplines of film, art, design, media, animation, photography, visual culture, humanities, and creative technologies.

The symposium format will combine themed panels and presentations by students, with chaired discussion. The keynote address will be given by Dr Tina Kinsella, Head of Research, IADT, and instigator of the Findings symposia. Tina will speak to the value of research within creative practices, drawing on her wide-ranging professional experiences as a scholar, collaborator, curator, and research leader.

The studio work of the presenters will also be on show during the symposium.

Findings V – Symposium Programme 2024

Time Wednesday 5th June
9.30am Breakfast + Gathering at National Film School
10.00am Welcome: Dr Siobhán O’Gorman, Head of Design + Visual Art, Findings Programme Committee, IADT
10.10am Findings V Keynote Address: Dr Tina Kinsella, Head of Research IADT
10.30am Changing States: Nation, Church, and Family

Moya Woods “All changed, changed utterly: a terrible beauty is born”- How art can enhance the governance of Ireland [BA (Hons) ART]

Magdalena Mroczek Freedom, God, and Solidarity: The Revival of Polish Nationalism [BA (Hons) Visual Communication]

Abigail McCormick “There’s No People Like Show people”: A History of Circus, The Institution of the Circus Family (1970s vs. present) and the Exclusion of Show people by the Irish Government. [BA (Hons) Design for Stage + Screen Costume Design]

11.15am Transformational Encounters with Installation Art

Richard Stone Body-centered: why installation art can profoundly change your sense of self [Art]

Moira-Rose Kennedy How has the advancement in technology impacted the performance and liveness of contemporary performance art? [Design for Stage + Screen Production Design]

11.45am SHORT BREAK (15 mins)

Curating Experience from Mid-Century Design to 21st Century Sales

Kacper Jaroszynski Genealogy of User Experience Design: Locating UX Design in Mid-Century Modern ways of thinking [BA Interaction and UX Design]

Alison Jones Generating Success: The Effects of Curated Music on Sales, Customer Behaviour, Staff Morale, and Other Variables. [BA Creative Music Production]

Sophisticated Appetites: Shaping Society through Design

Gabriella Cladelas Visual Design as a Powerful Tool for Change [MA Design for Change]

Karen Harper Sexy Chocolate: An examination of how Green and Black’s singled out a sophisticated adult audience with their, ‘This is not a chocolate bar’ series. [BA Visual Communications]

1pm LUNCH BREAK + PERFORMANCE by Carol Jordan [Art] @ 1.20pm
2.00pm Cultural Bodies: Moving Image, Metaphor and Monsters

Lavender Jane Gartlan Symbols of Shinto and Japanese Folklore in Miyazaki’s Films [BA Design for Stage + Screen]

Fiachra Donovan How Culture Shapes Monsters – An Examination of Yōkai in Japanese Horror Cinema [BA 3D Design + Model Making + Digital Art]

Tadhg McCann Grant Us Eyes: The Power of Metaphor in Storytelling [BA 3D Design + Model Making + Digital Art]

2.45pm Musical Instruments: Memory, Suspense and Ethical AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Hannah Owens Does Music Increase the Memorability of Information? [BA Creative Music Production]

Kate Minogue The Sound of Suspense: A Discussion of Sound Design & Suspense Building in Contemporary Horror Cinema [BA Animation]

Mark Butler AI and Music Digital Streaming Platforms: The Effectiveness of Implementing an Ethical Identifier to Highlight AI Compositions [BA Creative Music Production]

3.30pm BREAK [20 mins] + A Note from IADT Librarian Marie O’Neil Maher on Publishing your Research @ 3.50pm
4.00pm Dark Matters: Humour and the Uncanny on Screen

John Carey How the Uncanny Valley can benefit character designers [BA Design for Stage + Screen Character & Makeup Design]

Oisin McKeogh Finding Humour in Despair: Approaches Used by Beckett, Kaufman, and Tati [BA Film]

4.35pm Girlhood to Womanhood: Cultural Forms of Ritual and Relationship

Rebecca McConnon Bonds of Blood and Beyond the Important Relationships of Girlhood [BA Design for Stage + Screen Costume Design]

Carol Jordan Catholic Women Confessing in Shame: Ritual Symbols and their Role in Systemic Disempowerment [BA Art]

Clóda O’ Loughlin Menstruation Marketing- The female experience of menstruation and period product advertising through the lens of Tampax. [BA Interaction + UX Design]

5.20pm Findings from the Day, Closing Remarks & Refreshments

Chaired reflections by the Findings Programme Committee + delegates, followed by  closing remarks by Dr Andrew Power, Registrar IADT.

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