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Conor McGarrigle
, currently based: Dublin, Ireland
Affiliated institution: Technological University Dublin

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Conor McGarrigle is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. Coming from a background in net art, his work is concerned with the ways that digital networks are entangled in all aspects of everyday life. This practice is focused on approaches that re-frame, re-imagine and resist pervasive technical systems creating new understandings of the action of networks in the contemporary city.

His practice is characterized by urban interventions mediated through digital technologies and data-driven explorations of networked social practices. Projects have included walking the longest street in the US documented by satellite, data-mining Vine to create a 24 hour portrait of social media as performance, iPhone apps that create spatial remixes of literary texts and augmented reality mappings of the geography of the Irish financial collapse.

He has exhibited widely internationally including at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Fundació Miro Mallorca, Redline Gallery Denver, Saint-Étienne Biennale of Design, SIGGRAPH, FILE São Paulo, Art on the Net Tokyo, Seoul New Media Festival, SITE Santa Fe as well as EVA International, Tulca and the Science Gallery Dublin.

In 2014 he was the recipient of the Leonardo Award for Excellence. He lectures in fine art at the Dublin School of Creative Arts.

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Publications & References
McGarrigle, Conor. »Art in the Data City.« In Digital Art in Ireland, edited by James O'Sullivan, 46-58. New York: Anthem Press, 2021.
McGarrigle, Conor and Noel Fitzpatrick. »Real Smart (Data) City. Le colonialisme par des données.« In Le Nouveau Génie Urbain, edited by Bernard Stiegler. Paris: FYP Éditions, 2020.
McGarrigle, Conor. »Augmented Interventions: Re-defining Urban Interventions with AR and Open Data.« In Augmented Reality Art: From an Emerging Technology to a Novel Creative Medium, edited by Vladimir Geroimenko, 115-130. Cham: Springer, 2018.
McGarrigle, Conor and Marisa Lerer. »Art in the Age of Financial Crisis.« Visual Resources 34, no. 1-2 (2018): 1-12.
McGarrigle, Conor. »Forget the flâneur.« In Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, edited by K. Cleland and L. Fisher and R. Harley. Sydney: ISEA2013, 2013.
McGarrigle, Conor. »Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities for AR and Data Driven Art..« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 19, no. 1 (2013): 106-115.