School of Communications
Declan’s research follows two main strands; responsive media installation based work which is often blended with and inspired by research grounded in social science/digital anthropology. He develops responsive installations, composes generative and algorithmic sound, music and visuals, shoots short films and performs music. Key to his practice is gesture and embodiment – hence his use of sensors and mapping technologies which bring the visitors into the spaces and into the work – often through movement offering the stimuli and data to drive generative mixed media environments.
Declan has developed a broad range of modules and currently teach these on the BSc.in Multimedia, the MSc. in Emerging Media, B.A in Communication Studies and B.A. in Journalism. His teaching spans both production and theory. The main areas in which he specialises are interactive/responsive design, sound design, algorithmic composition, the social effects of ICT, new media studies, programming, human computer interaction, usability and design for emerging media.