My name is Nora O' Murchú, and I'm currently one of two post doctoral researcher here at Crumb. I'm a curator and interaction designer. I hold a PhD in Interaction Design from the University of Limerick. My PhD research examined the boundaries between users and designers, and explored how users of open source software and hardware can inform Interaction Design practices.I explored these issues using a curatorial methodology and through the platform of Tweak [http://tweak.ie/2010/] - a new media art festival I curated from 2008 - 2010 - I investigated how end-user creative innovation can be supported by designers.
My research at Crumb explores how the practice of the digital artist is in transition, not only with the growth of digital technologies, but also through the offline factors that continue to affect how the Internet as a creative platform is developed. To investigate these issues, I have developed Run Computer, Run [http://www.runcomputerrun.com], a series of interrelated exhibitions, a publication and symposium. Run Computer, Run will take place during GLITCH [http://www.ruared.ie/glitch_2013.html] from 25 May - 13 July at Rua Red [http://www.ruared.ie] in Dublin, Ireland.
I currently have a number of open calls that some of you may be interested in. Currently, there are two open calls calling for artwork, moving image and animations. Works selected from these calls will feature in the exhibition in Dublin. You can find additional information on the Run Computer, Run website here [http://runcomputerrun.com/?page_id=13].
Finally, to relate to Lindsay's article on transparent curatorial practice, I will also be keeping a research blog [http://runcomputerrun.com/?page_id=33] on the website that will document my process, and include information on my decision making process.
If you have any questions or comments, please fell free to get in touch via email.