The annual DAWN exhibition and concert showcase new works developed by students on the masters' programmes in Interactive Media and, prior to 2017, Music Technology at the University of Limerick. The focus on the creative application of digital technology across a diversity of topics, which both these programmes explore, is reflected in the range of projects that make up this year's exhibition.

The Master's in Interactive Media aims to combine technological competencies with design and artistic endeavor in the area of digital and interactive media. It does so with students coming from different fields and with often very different expertise ranging from design to computer science, from fine arts to new media. Past students have become interaction designers, usability experts, teachers and artists who incorporate a digital edge in their work

The Master's in Music Technology program combined cutting edge developments in audio technology with music composition, acoustics and computer science. Aimed at candidates who wish to combine technological competence with artistic endeavor, the programme has proven successful in the development of competent composers and performers, music technologists, and audio software developers working at the leading edge of music, science and technology.

We hope you find the work presented here thought provoking, entertaining and engaging.

Cristiano Storni
Course Director, Interactive Media

Jurgen Simpson
Course Director, Music Technology