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aisling kelliher

Aisling Kelliher is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech, where she also has a joint appointment in the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the School of Visual Art.

latest news

Aisling has been rather busy following the birth of her delightful second daughter. She returned from maternity leave in April 2017.

Aisling is currently serving as the the Technical Paper co-chair for ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017.

Her co-authored paper on "Digital systems and the experience of legacy" has been accepted for publication at DIS '17, to be presented in Edinburgh in June.

In May, Aisling received a Virginia Tech ICAT grant for a proposal on "Fostering Systems Thinking in K-12 Students through Digital Game-based Learning", with collaborators Miguel Nino and Dr. Alejandro Salado.

On April 21, Aisling spoke on Irish national radio about the commercial and DIY skirmish around "The Right to Repair".

She wrapped up her duties as Technical Paper co-chair for ACM Multimedia 2016 held in Amsterdam, Oct 15 - 19, 2016.

In August 2016, she published an article on tech-arts education for IEEE MultiMedia entitled Technology and the Arts: Educational Encounters of the Third Kind

Her co-authored paper on Engaging with Death Online: An Analysis of Systems that Support Legacy-Making, Bereavement, and Remembrance was presented at DIS 2016, on June 4 - 8, in Brisbane Australia

As the regular technical correspondent on Culture File, an Irish national radio show, Aisling has discussed a diverse array of subjects including recent interviews with host Luke Clancy about the future of computational thinking (Sept 21), the Disruptor 50 list (June 28), the ethics of adblocking (June 2), Louis CK's "Horace and Pete" (April 14), virtual reality (March 1), and more.

Other Culture File shows include conversations on computational photography, data obfuscation - part 1 and part 2; reverse engineering the web; digital audio compression; drone fairies"; Health monitoring; MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); Twitter's Vine; Studies of 'Millenials'; and intimacy over the Internet

fall teaching

In Fall 2016, Aisling taught a a new course on Critical and Cultural Computing as a graduate studio seminar in Computer Science.

select recent and forthcoming publications

R. Gulotta, A. Kelliher, J. Forlizzi. (2017). Digital systems and the experience of legacy, forthcoming at DIS 2017, June 10 - 14, Edinburgh, Scotland.

A. Kelliher. (2016). Technology and the Arts: Educational Encounters of the Third Kind, IEEE MultiMedia, Vol 23, Issue: 3, July-Sept. 2016.

R. Gulotta, D. Gerritsen, A. Kelliher, J. Forlizzi. (2016). Engaging with Death Online: An Analysis of Systems that Support Legacy-Making, Bereavement, and Remembrance, DIS 2016, June 4 - 8, Brisbane Australia.

J. Vervoort, R. Bendor, A. Kelliher, O. Strike, A. Helfgotta. (2015). Scenarios and the art of worldmaking, Futures, August 29, 2015

R. Gulotta, A. Sciuto, A. Kelliher, and J. Forlizzi. (2015). Curatorial Agents: How Systems Shape Our Understanding of Personal and Familial Digital Information, Proc CHI 2015, April 20 - 24, Seoul Korea, pp 3453-3462.