Rachel O'Dwyer


2021 Co-curating a Digital Cultures Webinar Series with NCAD Dublin & the Digital Hub. 

2019 Organised Ascend Workshop on Artistic Methods for Engaging with Data Politics. Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Award.

2016 Curator of ‘Data Politics and the Internet of Things’, Conference and Workshop, Maynooth University, Tritniy College Dublin and Science Gallery, Dublin.

2015/ 2012 Openhere Lead curator of ‘Openhere’ conference and festival. Four-day event addressing social, technological and cultural issues surrounding digital media & open source. Funded by SFI and ESOF & hosted by Science Gallery. Program includes cross disciplinary talk, panels and workshops from media art, design, theory, policy and engineering.

2012 Project Manager of The Mobile Commons  an open source mobile cellular network as part of Hack the City in Science Gallery.

2009 – D.A.T.A: On-going Events and Workshops As leader of the Dublin Art and Technology Association, I organise an annual program of events and workshops with international invited speakers and facilitators. Recent events include ‘Data and Algorithmic Governance’ with artist Ben Grosser, ‘Using Big Data as Cultural Analytics’ with Lev Manovich, The Internet’s Own Boy’ with Gabriella Coleman and ‘Rethinking the Smart City’ with Adam Greenfield.

2011 Quantified Self, The LAB, Dublin: Quantified Self Events Program (October & November 2011): Quantified Self was an exhibition in Dublin City Council’s gallery the Lab in collaboration with the developers of Shimmer wireless sensor platforms. I designed and facilitated the events program.