The Imagineering Quarter
Derry ~ LondonDerry ~ LegenDerry
`The Imagineering Quarter' is a physical & virtual quarter
comprising 7 adjacent
buildings of the North West Regional College (NWRC)
(`Foyle' (F) (Film/Drama,
`Lawrence (A)' [Art & Design],
`Strand' (B) [Computer Science/games])
& Magee University
(Pavillion (Cinematic Arts, Creative Technologies) [MH], `Foyle Arts' (Drama, Dance) [MQ]),
Engineering & Renewable Energy [MK])
focused on teaching,
research & technology transfer with software demonstrators
in Digital Creativity (games, film/TV, music/radio, drama/dance,
art/design, virtual worlds, digital storytelling)
linking to the Eighty81, Catalyst Inc. (North West), The Nerve
Verbal Arts Centre, Amelia Earhart STEAM Zone,
cross-border Letterkenny Institute of
local Digital Media industry & access to Project Kelvin -- a secure,
high capacity dedicated broadband link (10 G. LanPhy)
direct to Canada, USA, Europe & rest of the island with a delay of only 2 ms.
International corridors include MIT Media
Lab & USC Institute for Creative Technologies
CADIA Reykjavik University,
Blekinge Institute of Technology,
Media Lab Helsinki (Scandinavia),
& Freiberg Universities (Germany),
Granada University (Spain),
Universiti Kebangsaan (Malaysia),
National Institute of Design (India),
Nihon University (Japan)
& The Confucius Institute (China).
River Foyle view of, ``The Imagineering Quarter'' (physical domain only) (courtesy Anton Hutton).
God's eye view of, ``The Imagineering Quarter'' (physical domain only) (courtesy Google).
Sketch map of, ``The Imagineering Quarter'' (physical domain only).
Mc Kevitt, Paul (2007)
``Inishowen working with creative technologies and Derry again''
Proceedings of the 2006 9th McGlinchey Summer School
and stories from local people (``It's us they're talking about''),
Theme: Inishowen at work then and now -- trades, skills & traditional crafts,
Issue No. 9, Marius Harkin (Ed.), 79-81.
Clonmany, Co. Donegal, Ireland: McGlinchey Association.
Dr. Barney Toal (NORIBIC); Matt Peachey (ex Derry City Council); Mark Nagurski
(Digital Derry Champion); Anton Hutton (EyeSpyFX Ltd. & School of Creative Arts
Magee); Professor Geraint Wiggins (ex Goldsmiths, University of London)
and Professor Paul Mc Kevitt (HidInImage Ltd. & Computer Science Research Institute, Magee) at
Genesis Workshop on, ``The Imagineering Quarter: Desperately seeking digital
creativity'', University of Ulster, Magee (March 31st, 2010)
(courtesy Martin McKeown, Inpresspics).