Mikael Fernström

Dr (emeritus)at University of Limerick
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Analog, Art History, Augmented Reality, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Fabrication, Maker Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Geography, Geo-Locative, Mapping, Materials, Textiles Engineering, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Psychology, Cognitive Studies, Sculpture, Spacial, Sound, Acoustics, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Systems, Video, Film, Wearables,Connected self

The main significance Mikael Fernström’s work has been the exploration of novel ways to use audio in human-computer interaction, in particular the development of a Sounding Object approach and Direct Sonification. This can be seen as manifested in two book chapters in the Sonification Handbook (2011). In 1997, he lead the development of the LiteFoot project, a novel massively parallel sensor device capable of fast and accurately detecting human movement in a large (2 x 2 meters) area. The project included a holistic approach for the design of both electronic hardware and software. He continued the research, as manifested in the Z-tiles project (2001-2004) exploring self-organising systems. He is actively participating in several world communities on Open Source hardware and software, including 3D design and fabrication.
He has been a tenured Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Limerick Ireland. Mikael Fernström retired in September 2020 to pursue a full-time career in sci-art.
Since 1976 he has researched, designed, developed and managed over 500 new electronic and computerised products and projects. Many of these products, algorithms and designs are still manufactured, applied and used.
Academic publications https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gUmxYQIAAAAJ
Art-science collaboration https://softday.ie/
Personal web page https://mikaelfernstrom.ie/

Journal Articles:
Special Section of Leonardo Transactions: Lovely Weather

Marbh Chrios

April 2012
Articles and Notes

Acouscenic Listening and Creative Soundwalks: Evoking Memory and Narratives through Soundscape Exploration

December 2017