The annual DAWN exhibition and concert showcase new works developed by students on the masters' programmes in Interaction and Experience Design and Art and 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 Interaction and Experience Design 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 Art and Technology program focuses on the expressive possibilities of digital technology. With an emphasis on the latest technological advances ‐ including computation, digital fabrication, robotics, and virtual reality ‐ the MA|MSc in Art and Technology offers a space to engage critically with the political, social and cultural implications of technology. Core to the programme is an experimental and exploratory approach that aims to speculate and engage with the limits of what is possible in technologically sophisticated art and media, from both an artistic and technical perspective.

Cristiano Storni
Course Director, Interaction and Experience Design

Kerry Hagan
Course Director, Art and Technology