Mandy Tracey: Looking beyond the Science


For this weeks blog post I thought I would take a different approach to my previous posts. Most regular readers of the metamorphosis blog will know that I am passionate about nature and the viagra sans ordonnance environment. Although I am studying the natural sciences I sometimes find that I overlook the influence of nature on the artistic and creative world. My hope, through collaborating with the artist Fiona, is to bring… Read More

Paula B. Garcia Rosa: Combining renewable energy with public art

Green Energy Plug

In my blog post today I would like to share three amazing initiatives that incorporate renewable energy into the design of public artwork. Solar collector The first initiative I would like to share is the Solar Collector – a solar powered interactive sculpture installed in Cambridge (Ontario, Canada).  The sculpture consists of twelve aluminium shafts with angles reflecting the position of the sun through the year. Each shaft has three sets of lights,… Read More

A Non-Lesson In Filmmaking And Life


This blog post is going to be a bit different to my previous ones. This time, I won’t be talking about documentary, but rather, about what it’s like to be a filmmaker, and maybe in a bigger sense, what it is to follow your ‘dream’. I’ll be talking about filmmaking here, but I hope what I’m saying applies to life in general, or at least to artists. So hold on to your… Read More

Fearghal Duffy: “An Opening Onto Other Possible Worlds”

Lia Fail

There seems to be a very strong and persistent atavistic impulse which impels people to rediscover in the past lost values which will somehow ameliorate the perceived ills of the present. In this blog post I want to consider the potentiality of nostalgia for eco-critical purposes and to query what value, if any, there is in looking to an imagined ‘Golden Age’ to solve contemporary environmental and ecological ills. The recent controversy… Read More

Michael Cleary Gaffney: Blame It On My Chronotype


Each of us have preferences to what we like, be that  in types of music we listen to, the people we date and the types of food we eat.  Similarly each of us have a preference for the timing we go to sleep and wake up.  Some of us are regarded as owls, that is, we have a strong tendency to go to bed late at night and get up late during… Read More

Shane Byrne: Kinesia (The third law)


One of my main goals as a composer of electroacoustic music is to try and introduce a performative element to the music that I create. For me, that means moving away from the usual methods of interacting  and interfacing with the devices that I use to compose electronic music. The basic form of communication with such devices is through the use of a QWERTY keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad. For me,… Read More

Jiajing Yang : Design an architecture facility in UCD Richview school of architecture


This brief is to work cialis 5mg prix vidal together as a team to develop a detailed design for the UCD architecture facility in Richview. The initial design is selected by pfizer sildenafil viagra the tutor, so, this initial idea came from Deborah Cullinan . Kyle Lalor, Simon McGough, Katie Nicholson and I further designed this idea. Here is our final proposal.

Mandy Tracey:A world without plants


Plants are are so essential to all humanity, yet we often overlook or take for granted just how much of a role the plant kingdom plays in our lives.   It is unfortunate that botany, the scientific study of plants, is not considered to be of great importance to many. With the growth of the population expected to reach over 9 billion people by the year 2050, botany is needed now… Read More

Jennifer Halton: Awakening the Human Soul


One almost grimaces at the sight of the oft-used cliché life changing, but when it comes to the films of Werner Herzog, there is no term more suitable than this. I came to Herzog anachronistically. A few years ago I was introduced to the most beautiful documentary I had ever seen, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and have since then been working back through the filmmaker’s extensive catalogue. But one does not simply ‘see’ a… Read More

Fiona Gannon: Update on the spider-human jam sessions

Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, © 2014

I have done some more reading up on this exhibition, and there is a dedicated website here should anybody be interested in finding out more. Apparently spiders serenade each other as a mating ritual using the strings of their webs as instruments, or at least that is how it has been interpreted, and so the musical idea stems from that. The vibrations sent through their structures can signal prey, a love interest, or… Read More