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Fionnuala Conway
Assistant Professor Part-time, Electronic & Elect. Engineering

Biography

Fionnuala Conway is a musician, composer and multimedia artist. With a background in music and music technology, she has worked as composer and performer on a number of theatre productions and using traditional and interactive digital media, has produced work in a wide variety of forms such as wearable technologies, installations and theatre presentation. Her research interests include performance and technology, interactive audio, locative media and game audio applications, particularly for mobile phone applications. Her writings on locative media applications, have been published (along with co-author, Natasa Paterson), in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the International Journal of Art and Technology and the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio (Oxford University Press, edited by Karen Collins).

She has received awards and funding from the National Development Plan (2000-2006, with Professor Linda Doyle, CTVR), National Digital Research Centre, Arts Council, Per Cent for Art scheme, Trinity College, Create and Bealtaine Festival. Projects include Urban Chameleon (2003) (shown in the Wired magazine, Nextfest 2005), Art of Decision, a 9-room interactive exhibition (2005), Storydress (for Helium: Children’s Arts and Health),  Virtually There (Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership). She also currently writes for and sings with Silver Kites, a 4-piece vocal ensemble, dedicated to the performance of new music.

Fionnuala completed a Bachelor of Music at University College, Dublin in 1994 and an M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College, Dublin in 1999. She has been lecturing on the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course since 2002 and was Course Director of the M.Phil. in Music and Media Technologies course from 2006 - 2010.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Natasa Paterson & Fionnuala Conway, Situated Soundscapes: Redefining Media Art and the Urban Experience, Not Here Not There, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, 19, (1), 2013, p122 - 139 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Engagement, Immersion and Presence: the role of audio interactivity in location-aware sound design in, editor(s)Karen Collins, Bill Kapralos, Holly Tessler , Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio, Oxford University Press, 2013, [Natasa Paterson & Fionnuala Conway] Book Chapter, 2013

Natasa Paterson, Gavin Kearney, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Tara Carrigy, Mads Haahr and Fionnuala Conway, Viking Ghost Hunt: Creating Engaging Sound Design for Location-Aware Applications, International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2012, p92 - 101 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Fionnuala Conway and Linda Doyle, Exploring gender balance in Ireland through interactive multimedia installation, The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Istanbul, Turkey, 14-21 September 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Fionnuala Conway and Linda Doyle, Art of Decision: an interdisciplinary approach to raising awareness of Active Citizenship, The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art , Istanbul, Turkey, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Natasa Paterson, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Tara Carrigy, Mads Haahr, Fionnuala Conway, Location Aware Interactive Game Audio, 41st Audio Engineering Society Conference, London, UK, February 2-4, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Natasa Paterson, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Soren Kristian Jensen, Tara Carrigy, Mads Haahr and Fionnuala Conway, Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Audio for a Location Based Augmented Reality Game, Proceedings of ACM Fun and Games 2010, Leuven, Belgium, 15-17 September 2010, ACM, 2010, pp149 - 156 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

Natasa Paterson, Katsiaryna Naliuka, Soren Kristian Jensen, Tara Carrigy, Mads Haahr, Fionnuala Conway, Spatial Audio and Reverberation in an Augmented Reality Game Sound Design, 40th Audio Engineering Society Conference: Spatial Audio, Tokyo, Japan, October 8-10, 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Fionnuala Conway, Linda Doyle, Jane Williams, Maryann Valiulis (ed.), International Conference on Politics and Information Systems Technologies and Applications, The Art Of Decision: Technology And New Media Possibilities For The Encouragement Of Women In Decision-Making In Ireland, Orlando, Florida, USA. , July 31- Aug 2, 2003, 2003 Proceedings of a Conference, 2003

Doyle, Linda, Conway, Fionnuala, Greene, Ken(ed.), International Conference on Politics and Information Systems Technologies and Applications, Mobile Graffiti, A New Means of Political Engagement, Orlando, Florida, USA., July 31- Aug 2, 2003, 2003 Proceedings of a Conference, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Fionnuala Conway and Mark Linnane, 'A Rainbow in the palm of my hand', Light Rhythms , Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, 2014, - Exhibition, 2014

Research Expertise

Keywords

Creative Arts; Installation Art; interactive audio and sound design; location-aware audio for the smartphone; Media Arts; Mobile Applications; Multimedia; Music Composition; Performing Arts