Christopher Csikszentmihályi has been appointed ERAChair of HCI and Design Innovation

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira was awarded an ERA Chair beginning in 2014. This prestigious grant awarded to only eleven research institutions in Europe aims at making M-ITI into an excellence research center in HCI and design.

Open Instititue V2: Open in a Time of Closure

M-ITI and the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a conference and workshops in Madeira, Open Institute V2: Open in a Time of Closure, 15 – 20 December 2017. Many of the ideals around ‘open’ in the last two decades are facing dramatic retrogression. The open Internet is under threat, already lost in much of the world. Borders…

WIRE 2017 Interview Nuno Nunes

Nuno Nunes was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…

WIRE 2017 Interview Chris Csíkszentmihályi

Chris Csíkszentmihályi was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…

Visit from the Senior University of Funchal (USF)

On October 24, M-ITI had the pleasure to host about 40 members of the Senior University of Funchal. The Senior University is a partner with the University of Madeira and was founded in May 2007. The USF (Universidade Sénior do Funchal) is aimed at people over 50 years old and its main purpose is to improve their life quality, giving…

Interact 2017

M-ITI was widely represented at Interact 2017 and M-ITI members were involved in chairing groups, running workshops and presenting papers, below are some of the many activities run by M-ITI members: José Corujeira presented the paper Effects of Haptic Feedback in Dual-Task Teleoperation of a Mobile Robot Diogo Cabral presented the full paper: Exploring the Effects of Olfactory and Auditory…

Researchers European Night

In order to celebrate the Researchers European Night, on September 29, M-ITI’s Sergi Bermudez i Badia showed UMa students the NeuroRehab Lab research. Later that evening, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, M-ITI and ARDITI organised a Science and Technology Quizz night in Funchal. The event brought together researchers, faculty, students, and the general public. It started with the opening speeches…

Participation at the 2nd International Conference on African Cultures and the 17th Triennial of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association

Gemma Rodrigues gave the invited lecture, ‘Digitizing Cultural Heritage: Seeking a Decolonial Approach,’ on the final day of the 2nd International Conference on African Cultures, held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, September 11-13 2017. Drawing on the artistic interventions of collectives like Pungwe Nights and the work of ‘Southern’ theorists like Mignolo and de Sousa Santos to problematize…

M-ITI Researchers Win Competitive H2020 Grant – Innovation to Provide Critical Civic Information Across Europe – Useful in Emergencies like the Recent Fires

M-ITI research on low-cost community platforms for communication — called Civic Media — has won a coveted H2020 grant. It will investigate the implementation of a low-power radio network in rural Ireland, Romania, and Portugal, with particular emphasis on the remote and rural areas of these countries. In Madeira and mainland Portugal, this type of innovation, once rooted in the…

M-ITI hosts the Republic of Korea Ambassador to Portugal

On September 13, M-ITI members had the honor of presenting the research institute to the South Korean Ambassador Chul-min Park. Professor Bongkeum Jeong (M-ITI), also from South Korea, had the pleasure of being one of the hosts, introducing the research being done at the institute. The NeuroRehab Lab, represented by Professor Sergi Bermúdez, and the CTPlab, represented by Professor Chris…