IRL 2011: In Real Life is an interdisciplinary dialogue between artists, scientists, engineers, socio-political activists, hackers and others pushing beyond the typical, stereotyped or engineered boundaries and limits to lifestyles, technologies, practices and systems to explore what is possible today. An exhibition and conference presented by the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.

Conference and Exhibition July 15th

Roisin Byrne as Roberto Cuoghi

Roisin Byrne as Roberto Cuoghi

On the 23rd of April 2010 the artist R. Byrne motivated by a desire for an event that no longer existed and presenting herself as a collector of contemporary art contacted the two main galleries of artist Roberto Cuoghi for information on a ‘work’ carried out between late 1990′s and...
Conor McGarrigle: MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition

Conor McGarrigle: MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition

MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition is a video comprising one episode of Madmen incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all jump cuts and repeats are in the corrupted file. The video captures an episode of the popular TV...
Ciara McMahon

Ciara McMahon

Ciara McMahon trained and practices both fine art and medicine. She recently graduated from NCAD with masters in Art in the Contemporary World (combined pathway). McMahon received a first (commended) in Fine Art Practice and Art History from NCAD. Her art work is collaborative and performative, realised through digital media...
Fergus O’Neill

Fergus O’Neill

Our mission is to sell 42 billion copies of this motivational poster worldwide and give one euro back to the state for every poster sold…thus halving our banking crisis debt. Buy at: grandgrand.bigcartel.com
Andrew Cooper: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Andrew Cooper: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Joseph Paul Jernigan was put to death by lethal injection on August 5th, 1993 after twelve years on death row, for the murder of a 75 year old man during a robbery. “Apparently, after talking with a priest, he decided to donate his remains to science, although the motives are...
The Geminoid project

The Geminoid project

The first geminoid, HI-1, was created in 2005 by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro of ATR and the Tokyo-based firm, Kokoro. A geminoid is an android, designed to look exactly as its master, and is controlled through a computer system that replicates the facial movements of the operator in the robot. In...
IRL 2011

IRL 2011

Emma Dwyer and Ciara McMahon: Chimera K Bear Koss: TransEverythingism: Anticipating and Participating in an Increasing Plasticity of Identity Chi-Sui Wang: In Between the Virtual Past and Actual Present John Carter McKNight: So More More Than Something Vulgar: Social Construction of Breast Enhancement in Second Life John Carter McKNight: Submission...
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IRL Article in Irish Times

IRL Article in Irish Times

CÍAN NIHILL A WELL-fluffed pillow under a blanket is about as close as most of us have come to turning an inanimate object into something others might believe to be a real person. Dr Henrik Scharfe, however, has something a little more convincing – a robot, known as a geminoid, designed to look exactly like...
Roisin Byrne as Roberto Cuoghi

Roisin Byrne as Roberto Cuoghi

On the 23rd of April 2010 the artist R. Byrne motivated by a desire for an event that no longer existed and presenting herself as a collector of contemporary art contacted the two main galleries of artist Roberto Cuoghi for information on a ‘work’ carried out between late 1990′s and early 2000. On being told...
Conor McGarrigle: MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition

Conor McGarrigle: MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition

MADMEN the Bittorrent Edition is a video comprising one episode of Madmen incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all jump cuts and repeats are in the corrupted file. The video captures an episode of the popular TV show in the act of...
Ciara McMahon

Ciara McMahon

Ciara McMahon trained and practices both fine art and medicine. She recently graduated from NCAD with masters in Art in the Contemporary World (combined pathway). McMahon received a first (commended) in Fine Art Practice and Art History from NCAD. Her art work is collaborative and performative, realised through digital media and site specific installation. In...
The Irish Debt Info-graphic Project (IDIP)

The Irish Debt Info-graphic Project (IDIP)

The Irish Debt Info-graphic Project (IDIP) NB: There was some confusion in the past few days that IDIP was affiliated with an Irish debt audit, which at the time of writing is currently being undertaken. This is not the case, the Irish debt audit is an utterly independent entity completely separate from IDIP and visa...
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Materials: Fibre glass / acylic / fabric /CAT scans / metal Joseph Paul Jernigan was put to death by lethal injection on August 5th, 1993 after twelve years on death row, for the murder of a 75 year old man during a robbery. “Apparently, after talking with a priest, he decided to donate his remains to...
Grand Grand

Grand Grand

Our mission is to sell 42 billion copies of this motivational poster worldwide and give one euro back to the state for every poster sold…thus halving our banking crisis debt. Buy at: grandgrand.bigcartel.com
Kate Bornstein

Kate Bornstein

Born in Neptune City, New Jersey, Bornstein studied Theater Arts with John Emigh and Jim Barnhill at Brown University(Class of ’69). Bornstein joined the Church of Scientology but later became disillusioned and she publicly formally leftthe movement in 1981. Her antagonism toward Scientology and her public split from the church have had personal consequences. Bornstein’s daughter, herself a Scientologist,...
The Geminoid project

The Geminoid project

The first geminoid, HI-1, was created in 2005 by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro of ATR and the Tokyo-based firm, Kokoro. A geminoid is an android, designed to look exactly as its master, and is controlled through a computer system that replicates the facial movements of the operator in the robot. In the spring of 2010, a...