Domhnaill Hernon is Head of Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.) at Nokia Bell Labs. He graduated with a B.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering, a Ph.D in fundamental fluid mechanics from the University of Limerick and an Executive M.B.A. from Dublin City University, Ireland. He is passionate about turning research/ideas into reality and exploring the bounds of creativity to push the limits of technology. Domhnaill was previously responsible for turning Bell Labs disruptive research assets into proto-solutions that could be tested at scale in the market, and he established new methods to overcome the “Innovation Valley of Death”. He is currently responsible for Bell Labs global activities in E.A.T. where he collaborates with the artistic and creative community to push the limits of technology to solve the greatest human need challenges.
B.Eng Aeronautical Eng (University of Limerick)
PhD Experimental Aerodynamics (University of Limerick)
Executive M.B.A. Dublin City University
Selected articles and publications
- Talk and performance at Inspirefest 18 https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/reeps-one-beatboxing-ai-inspirefest
- Wired Magazine article on the E.A.T. program https://www.wired.com/story/bell-labs-eat-only-human-mana-contemporary/ and https://www.wired.com/story/bell-labs-sleeve/
- Very short videos of the works referenced in the first article above
- An article I authored on the reasons why the way we communicate today is broken https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/communicate-opinion-domhnaill-hernon
- E.A.T. webpage with more high-level info https://www.bell-labs.com/programs/experiments-art-and-technology/
- A video of a talk I gave 2017 on the EAT program
- New work we are showing with artists Reeps One and his digital AI twin https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/reeps-one-inspirefest-ai-beatbox
- A write up on a recent talk http://www.alleywatch.com/2018/02/future-innovation-fusing-arts-technology/ where I talk about the importance of Diversity of Everything and how understanding the Adjacent Possible is the key to going beyond the sound bites around diversity and also innovation.
- A talk and performance on “Creating Sonic Empathy to Augment the Spoken Word” https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/philip-king-domhnaill-hernon-inspirefest-2017