Sergio Borger, a scientist at IBM Research – Brazil, talks about a project he and his colleagues have launched where they’re trying to come up with a way of accurately measuring the quality of life in a city.
Gabriela Avram opened the event with a short introduction of the ideas behind the project, a review of what happened at Connected Limerick 2010, and an agenda for the 2011 event.
The first part of the event included a series of short talks (5min).
This is the list of speakers we had for the afternoon:
- Mihai Bilauca -”Open for Open Communities”
- Prof Liam J. Bannon – “Understanding connections”
- Dominique Bouchard -’The physical digital in the Hunt Museum”
- Sharon Slater – “Limerick’s Life- bring the past into the present”
- Luigina Ciolfi -” Adding Layers to Place: A preliminary study of Foursquare use (in Limerick) ”
- Bock The Robber -”From Talking to Blogging and Back Again”
- Miriam Lohan – “Interconnected Limerick”
- Lou Dennehy – “LITisOut Social Media”
- Mikael Fernstrom – “The Sounds of Limerick”
- Bernard Goldbach – “Listening to Limerick Online”
- Shane McAllister – “Connected Limerick – Personal Limerick”
The second part of the event was dedicated to a discussion of the themes included in the presentations.
Shane McAllister looked at how our individual trajectories around the city are reflected in social media through our mobile devices:
Here are the slides Shane used in his presentation:
Miriam Lohan, creative artist and social entrepreneur, spoke about a number of projects related to Limerick she participated in and presented her own project to organise a skills directory for encouraging skills barter in the Limerick area.
Here’s a recording of her talk:
Bock The Robber spoke about the Bock Collective, the creative process behind their site and the interaction with the audience:
Here are the slides used for the presentation:
and here’s an audio recording of the talk:
Dr.Luigina Ciolfi presented her preliminary observations from an ongoing study of foursquare use in Limerick.
For our readers who are not familiar with foursquare, you can read more about it on Wikipedia.
This is an audio recording of her talk:
And these are the slides used in the presentation:
Sharon Slater is a Limerick-based blogger, who has a passion for discovering and sharing local historical information. Her blog is titled “Limerick’s Life”, and her motto is “Read…Tell…Remember…”