Kieran Nolan (b.1976, IE) is an artist-researcher, indie-game developer, and academic. He is a lecturer in Creative Media at Dundalk Institute of Technology since 2007, and Co Director of DkIT’s Creative Arts Research Centre.
Kieran’s research explores the aesthetic, material, and connective properties of arcade videogame interfaces, through digital art, design critique, and platform histories.
He holds a PhD in Computer Science specialising in Game Studies and Media Art from Trinity College Dublin (2019), an MA in Learning and Teaching from DkIT (2012), an MA in Interactive Media from the University of Limerick (2002), a BDes (Hons) in Digital Media from LYIT (2001), and an NDip in Design Communications (1998) also from Letterkenny Institute of Technology.
Kieran’s work has been published at conferences and exhibitions worldwide, through venues including Vector Festival (Toronto), The Science Gallery (Dublin), EGX Leftfield Collection (London), Future and Reality of Gaming / F.R.O.G. (Vienna), International Symposium on Electronic Art / ISEA (Belfast, Hong Kong), ZIL Cultural Centre (Moscow), A MAZE (Berlin), METEOR (Tokyo), MAKE (Cork), Transmediale (Berlin), Art.CHI (Seoul), Game On! El arte en juego (Buenos Aires), CHI Play (Amsterdam), CEEGS (Lublin, Trnava), Playing The Game (Milan), IEEE GEM (Galway), the Electronic Literature Organisation Conference (Cork), iHCI (Dundalk, Limerick), Out Of Index (Seoul), ITU Centre for Computer Games Research (Copenhagen), Game Talks at IULM University (Milan), Collaborative Game Histories (Tampere), Replaying Japan (Nottingham, Kyoto), and DiGRA (Lunebürg, Dundee, Turin).