March 2014

Pixel Pushers - Exhibition to take place at Hannah Maclure

Pixel Pushers  March 28 - May 9

4J Studios

Ken Fee

Chris Goodswen

Gareth Hector

Ian McQue

Alex Ronald

March 28 - May 9

The artistic and creative qualities of digital artists can be overlooked by spectators, the popular misperception being that it is a purely technical or process driven art form and that somehow the, ‘computer does it all for you’. Pixel Pushers shows that concept artists draw inspiration from a tremendously diverse range of sources.

DUNDEE - COMPUTING STUDENT TURNS TEACHER

A University of Dundee student has turned successful teacher by providing computing tuition to people around the world.
Jose Salvatierra (19), from Spain, is only in his second year studying Applied Computing at Dundee but he has already produced an entire computing course for beginners and made it available online, with hundreds of customers taking it within the first six weeks.

UNIVERSITIES SUPPORT CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE COMPUTING SCIENCE

The Universities of Abertay, Dundee, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Napier, Strathclyde, and Robert Gordon are pleased to announce that they will recommend Higher Computing Science for entry to the first year of undergraduate Computing programmes.
This follows on from a successful meeting organised by the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), which brought together school teachers, academics and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to discuss the new curriculum.

Dundee software firm’s £400,000 funding boost

City-based Allthings said a string of well-known local backers had supported its corporate organiser and task-listing tool after it called for more development capital.

But that £200,000 investment has now been followed by match-funding from the Scottish Investment Bank through national business agency Scottish Enterprise.

The boost comes just months after the cloud-based software was launched last summer, and ahead of the release of a new ‘team’ edition targeted for use by larger organisations on a user licence basis.

Disney launches Future Internet Games Contest with Abertay University

The Future Internet Games Contest is being launched today by Disney and the Future Internet Consortium partners (10 March) in association with Abertay University, looking for experimental pervasive games that enable large groups of people to play together in the real world.
Ideas for games in the areas of augmented reality, blending real and virtual worlds, and city-wide play will be assessed by a panel of experts from the Europe-wide Future Internet (FI) Content initiative.