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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 is the Technical Paper co-chair for ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017. Deadline submission is January 2017 so let's get those papers in!

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

In August, 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

Aisling enjoyed demonstrating the interactive stroke rehabilitation project at Virginia Tech's ICAT day, on May 3rd.

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 is teaching a new course on Critical and Cultural Computing as a graduate studio seminar in Computer Science.

select recent publications

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

A. Kelliher and D. Byrne. (2015). Research through Design, Documentation, Annotation, and Curation,, Aug 14 – 18, Vancouver, Canada

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.