Jake Hoffman’s book features portraits of skaters, each alongside a handwritten note with their reflections on the square and its importance to them.
Author Archives: Sean Finnan
Sean Finnan is a freelance journalist. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering People “Civic Dollars” to Get Outside and into Parks
The council-backed programme lets people download an app that tracks how much time they spend in certain parks, and lets them claim rewards for that.
A New Anthology Album Celebrates the Legacy of Underground Experimenters the Wormholes
The trio from Ringsend nearly made it huge in the 1990s, signing to a major label in London – but then that fell apart.
In Stoneybatter, There’s a New “Low-Stakes” Venue and Rehearsal Space
A lot of contemporary music requires expensive venues booked months in advance, and funding for musicians and tech. “That rules out a lot of types of work.”
Is Google’s Project to Gather Granular Air-Quality Data in Dublin “Greenwashing” or Great?
It’s for a free online tool that “uses data to help fight climate change”. But some critics say Google is helping to create the problem it’s helping to fight.
A Portable Exhibition on the Many Systems – Including the Internet – that Enmesh Us
Presented in a red folder, SYSTEMS is a rummage of artworks, essays, maps, interviews, and toolkits that interrogates the often invisible systems that shape our everyday life.
Council Plans to Clean Up Vast Illegal Dump in North Dublin, and Replace It with Housing
Local residents and councillors say they want more amenities and have not been consulted, which the council explains by saying it is still at an early stage.
Who Should Be Monitoring the Rise of “Landlord Tech”?
Landlords are left to self-regulate their use of the tenants’ data hoovered up through the apps and systems in big rental complexes – unless someone brings a complaint to the Data Protection Commission.
AI, Algorithms and Art Are on the Agenda for Series of Public Talks
A collaboration between the Digital Hub and the National College of Art and Design, the series continues into June.
Dublin City Council Gearing Up for New Telecoms Unit
People are even more dependent on the internet and phones now with the impact of Covid-19, so senior management see it as a pressing issue, says Jamie Cudden, the head of its Smart City unit.