sIREN: Going Digital: Electronics, Programming and Interdisciplinary Research

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:30

This was the fourth in a series of six seminar workshops for 2016/17 run by sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network).

It explored the theme of digital practices across disciplines.

Four speakers from four different disciplines across the University of Edinburgh were invited to speak.

Speakers presented part of their own research activities related to methods, strategies and challenges when undertaking interdisciplinary research.

The aim of the workshop was to enhance knowledge and skills and to open up the discussion to participants.


  • 9.30 - 9.45 Introduction to sIREN and welcome keynote speakers 
  • 9.45 - 10.15 Dr Owen Green (Teaching Fellow, Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 10.15 - 10.45 Dr Dave Murray-Rust (Lecturer in Design, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 10.45 - 11.00 Coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.30 Emmanuel Kahembwe (PhD Candidate in Robotics, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics)
  • 11.30 - 12.00 Dr Cristina Nan (Lecturer in Digital Fabrication and Design, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 12.00 - 12.30 Discussion, Networking/Collaboration

About sIREN

The sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network) series is organised by two postgraduate students at ECA: Eleni-Ira Panourgia (Art - PhD); and Katerina Talianni (Music - PhD).

The aim of these networking events is to bring together research-active staff and students to exchange methods, knowledge and ideas around interdisciplinary research and its potential.

Take me to all events in the sIREN seminar workshop series 2016 - 2017