Fusing computer science, electronic music and the digital arts, DMARC is situated in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick, Ireland. The centre aims to expand and strengthen the encounter between digital technology and creativity through research, teaching and first class facilities.
Originally established in 1998 as the Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, it supported research and teaching in the fields of computer music, music technology, composition, musicology and acoustics. Since 2006 it has extended its activities to include a wide range of digitally enabled arts practice and media technology research. In 2011 the centre was renamed DMARC – The Digital Media and Arts Research Centre.
The Interaction Design Centre is an interdisciplinary research group in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Limerick (Ireland), focused on the design, use and evaluation of information and communications technologies.The focus is on human-centred design, with a strong interest in collaborative settings, exploring the design and use of novel interactive and communicative artefacts to support human activities. Work in the IDC covers a wide spectrum, from the design and evaluation of new media installations and interfaces to field studies of technology in use in different settings