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Research Interests
digital art practices, art research, sound, performance, code and arts, FLOSS (free and libre open source software), media theory, crirical code studies, philosophy of art, embodiment, individuation...

Giuseppe Torre [Dip V,Laurea/M.Phil., MSc, PhD] is Associate Professor of digital art practices at the University of Limerick . His research interest lies at the crossings between digital art practices, open source technology/culture and philosophy. These interests respond to a questioning of the relationships between technology and art,  code and aesthetics, numbers and self; a process that has so far led him to question under what forms and forces truly creative efforts may, or may not, arise. He is the author of An Ethico-Phenomenology of Digital Art Practices (Routledge, 2021). His academic writings features in journals and books by publishing houses such as MIT Press, Springer, Routledge/Taylor & Francis. As an active digital art practitioner, his works and performances have been showecased nationally and internationally. He is a advocate of FLOOS (Free and Libre Open Source Software) in the teaching and professional practice of all digital arts. Giuseppe Torre teaches on the B.Sc, in Music Media & Performance Technology, the MA/Msc in Arts and Technology and collaborates in the Master in AI.

Torre, G. (2020) An Ethico-Phenomenology of Digital Art Practices. London: Routledge. here

Torre, G. (2008) Sensor Tracking Technology and the Wearable Wireless: some preliminary developments. India: Research Signpost.

Book Chapters
Torre G.;Andersen K. (2016) 'Instrumentality, time and perseverance' In: Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices.

Edited Books
Torre, G (Ed.). (2022) Proceedings of the 2022 International Computer Music Conference USA: ACLS Humanites Ebook.

Torre, G (Ed.). (2020) Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC2020) Limerick: University of Limerick.

Electronic Book
Torre, G. (2018) What is inteactive art? An uncomplicated (possibly incautious) definition. Limerick: Electronic Book.

Other Journals
Torre G. (2021) 'The “No” core-(f)utility and the Impossible Refusal'. Transmediale Almanac, .

Peer Reviewed Journals
Torre, G (2017) 'Expectations versus Reality of Artificial Intelligence: Using Art to Examine Ontological Issues'. Leonardo, 50 :31-35.

Torre G. (2015) 'A journey towards the development of a sound-led interdisciplinary performance: Agorá'. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 11 (1):82-99.

Torre, G,Andersen, K,Balde, F (2016) 'The Hands: The Making of a Digital Musical Instrument'. Computer Music Journal, 40 :22-34.

Torre, G (2015) 'A journey towards the development of a sound-led interdisciplinary performance: Agorá'. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 11 (1):82-99.

Conference Publications
Torre G., Vassilicos B., Pellizzer F.T. (2022) No noise, no party! On Shannon, Aesthetics and one reason for the love of random in digital art practices xCoAx 2022 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X Coimbra, Portugal, , pp.243-255

David McGookin and Beatrice Monastero and Giuseppe Torre (2016) Wandertroper: Supporting Aesthetic Engagement with Everyday Surroundings through Soundscape Augmentation MUM '16 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia Rovaniemi, Finland, , pp.129-140

Ward, N. and Torre, G. (2014) Constraining Movement as a Basis for DMI Design and Performance NIME '14: Proceedings of the Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression Goldsmith University London, London,

McGuire T.;Torre G. (2014) A genetically generated drone A/V composition using video analysis as a 'disturbance factor' to the fitness function AAAI Workshop - Technical Report , pp.30-34

Torre, G (2014) Machine Learning with Ableton Live AISB 2014 Con- vention: The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulator Behaviour Goldsmith University of London,

McGuire, T. & Torre, G. (2014) A Genetically Generated Drone A/V Composition Using Video Analysis as a ‘Disturbance Factor’ to the Fitness Function 3rd International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2014), held at the tenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE'14)

Adrián Barenca, Giuseppe Torre (2011) The Manipuller: Strings Manipulation and Multi-Dimensional Force Sensing Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Torre, G., O'Leary, M., Tuohy, B. (2010) POLLEN - A Multimedia Interactive Network Installation Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010) Sydney, Australia,

Giuseppe Torre, Javier Torres, Mikael Fernstrom (2008) The development of motion tracking algorithms for low cost inertial measurement units Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

O'Flynn B.;Torre G.;Fernstrom M.;Winkler T.;Lynch A.;Barton J.;Angove P.;O'Mathuna S. (2007) Celeritas - A Wearable Sensor System for Interactive Digital Dance Theatre IFMBE Proceedings , pp.161-165

O'Flynn, B,Torre, G,Fernstrom, M,Winkler, T,Lynch, A,Barton, J,Angove, P,O'Mathuna, SC,Leonhardt, S,Falck, T,Mahonen, P (2007) Celeritas - A wearable sensor system for interactive digital dance theatre 4th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN 2007)

Torre G., Fernstrom M., O'flynn B., Angove P. (2007) Celeritas: Wearable wireless system Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07 , pp.205-208

Brucato, J., Torre, G. (2007) E-SpeakS (Electronic Speaking System): A User-Centered and Scenario-Based Design Approach to Develop Interactive VUIs for Home Automation Human-Like Interaction Contest Design Competition Milan (Italy) - 2nd prize for innovative design,

Conference Contributions
Julia Nüßlein, Giuseppe Torre, GIA - General Intelligence Agency (of Ljubljana), Rosemary Lee and Sophie-Carolin Wagner, Time's Up (2022) discussion with the participants of the first morning session and online respondant Giuseppe Torre. Hosted by Julia Nüßlein. [Invited Oral Presentation], AMRO22 | Debug, Linz, Austria , 16-JUN-22 .

Torre G., Parmar R. (2022) Panel - On the problem of digital in art practices. [Published Abstract], The 1st Symposium on Digital Art in Ireland, University Co , 02-JUN-22 - 02-JUN-22 .

Pellizzer, T. F.; Torre, G.; Vassilicos, B. (2020) Panel: Phenomenlogies of Noise - Three studies. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Society for Phenomenology (BSP) 2020, University of Exter (UK) , 03-SEP-20 - 05-SEP-20 .

Torre G. (2016) A play on code, a reflection on creative machines. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Algomech Smposium 2016, University of Sheffield [ULIR Link].

Published Reports
(2011) A Practical Introduction to Communication Protocols in Digital Arts. UL - NAIRTL, Limerick.

Torre G., Fernstrom M., Cahill M (2007) An Accelerometer and Gyroscope Based Sensor System for Dance Performance. University of Limerick, Technical Report: UL-CSIS-07-2.

Computer Program
Torre, G. (2018) BODHI LINUX MEDIA - Open Source Operating System for Digital Artists. Limerick: Computer Program.

Torre G. (2015) UL Thesis Latex Template. Computer Program.

Torre G. (2014) ML-AL Ableton M4L. Computer Program.

Torre G. (2013) AHRS Max 6 Library:. Computer Program.

Torre G. (2013) SuperMIDI. Computer Program.

Torre G, (2013) Pointing-at Data Glove: A Documentary. Limerick: Documentary.

Working Paper
Giuseppe Torre (2021) On Noise - A Philosophical Critique of the Notion of Noise in Shannon's Theory of Communication. Working Paper.

Torre G. (2020) Noise, Phenomena and the Digital Psychosis. Working Paper.

Giuseppe Torre (2018) Looking for an identity in digital art practices. Working Paper.

Chart or Table
Torre, G (2018) Code and computer's creativity? hmmm. Chart or Table.

Honours and Awards
Year: 2020
Title: Ambassador Award
Awarding Body: The Board of the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau in association with Failte Ireland

Committee: International Live Coding Steering Commitee
Role: member
From/To: 07-FEB-20 / ongoing

Role: Chair
From/To: 07-FEB-20 / 31-DEC-21

Professional Associations
Association: IMBAS - An Irish Forum for Arts Practice Researchers and Artists
Role: Member
Association: British Society for Phenomenology
Role: Member

Year: 2013
Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: PhD Subject: Digital Arts

Year: 2006
Institution: University of Limerick
Qualification: MSc Subject: Music Technology

Year: 2003
Institution: University of Palermo (Italy)
Qualification: Laurea (MPhil) Subject: Disciplines of Art, Music and Theater

Year: 2002
Institution: Conservatory of Music of Palermo (Italy)
Qualification: Diploma V Subject: Classical Guitar

Teaching subjects
Coding in the arts, new media art, history and philosophy of art, open source technology