Robin Renwick

Robin Renwick
Trilateral Research

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Research Experience
Jan 2018
University College Cork
  • Researcher
  • Currently bi-focal research interests: - usability of natural language based question answer systems - perspectives of privacy found within blockchain technology.
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Queen's University Belfast
  • Assistant Lecturer
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Research FinTech disruption, development, and evolution due to AI and Blockchain Technology.
Research items (30)
This paper outlines a refined usability testing model, developed for industry specific comparative usability testing of two natural language processor (NLP) based question answering (QA) systems. The systems operate over differing modalities, one through text and the other speech. The revised model combines two existing usability testing frameworks...
Ryan Coulburn What type of research you do depends on how you actually conduct your research and the emphasis placed on either your artistic output (i.e compositions), the theoretical framing and reflection of those compositions, or the framing of others artistic work. If you are not composiing at all, and just analysing specific a specific practice (composing trance music, art od dj'ing) then it would be practice-led. if you are focused on your own artistic and creative focus, then it would lean towards practice-based. A good summation is given by Leigh Candy:
Thomas Neusius this paper you have shared looks interesting. will try and have a look soon!
The questions are far to open ended for a study like this.
You need to narrow the whole structure of this initial survey.
Perhaps think of implementing a Likert scale method.
A consensus mechanism is usually attempting to produce a solution for this problem, which is fundamental for distributed ledger systems.
You must remember that most networks have a series of nodes that are each competing or "working" for the ability to write to the chain. i.e produce the next block. Once a "winner" is found, all other nodes verify the solution, and then check whether transactions are valid. If they are, then they move onto attempting to find the next block.
So your consensus mechanism must ask for some "work" from nodes, and that work must be easy to verify by other nodes. the work done must also be variable, ie. it must be scalable to a sense of difficulty.
Hard to know a "best". One widely used method is the Klout used in this paper on twitter analysis:
Might not be exactly what you asked for, but i found this a very interesting read. it may also point to some further resources that would aid your research.
Norbutas, L., & Corten, R. (2018). Network structure and economic prosperity in municipalities: a large-scale test of social capital theory using social media data. Social Networks, 52, 120-134.
It may also be good to look to some of the Thermoeconomics material (John Bryant), which may in turn point you to some of the Information Systems modelling, that attempts to understand macro and micro economic theory as told through bounded information systems/flows
  • Supply Chain Management;
  • Contract Execution/Management;
  • Manufacturing Process Management;
  • Distributed Database.
@MariusVogel while that Yermack David paper good, it is starting to become extremely dated it its appraisal, especially since most of the research was completed some five years ago.
the whole crypto space, and the blockchain industry as a whole, has matured immensely since, in my opinion - which is the main reason i point to some of the work being done at the AIER, which is much more current.
One of the most well known tests for 'money soundness' is Mises' Regression Theorem.
There has actually been a lot of discussion surrounding its applicability (or not) to Bitcoin/cryptocurrency.
i would start your begin around that.
There is also some good research from the American Institute of Economic Research (AIER) on the issue.
Emmanuella Esue i would look at the industry and see what problem you want to solve, rather than looking at the tech, and deciding where it can fit. All good products fill needs that a market has, or attempts to make a process or procedure better. If you can find that, then perhaps there is a solution (if it is not being done already).
There are a number of areas where blockchain tech could help the industry - in theory:
It is important to remember that blockchain tech is not a panacea - and often adds more complexity to situations than needed - given the complexity of the tech, and the demands on agents that wish to implement the technology.
Perhaps you need to narrow your search, and attempt to understand what niche within the music industry are you trying to disrupt. Is it royalties, is it digital rights management tech, is it the secondary ticketing market, is it music contracts, and so on.
By narrowing your field of search, you may start to better understand things a little better.
PhD graduate music and currently working in the blockchain industry here, so if you need more help/advice or want to work through ideas, just let me know.
How do you mean 'journeys'. that is quite a broad term. it is musical journeys, or travel journeys?
I would imagine it depends on the institution/journals referencing style.
in most cases, it is both the composition date, and the publishing date.
The order of which depends on the aforementioned style - which should be offered by the host's style guide.
If end2end communications are not cryptographically hardened, with each IoT device having its own managed private/public key pair; there will always be issues surrounding the transportation of information from agent to agent.
Pleasurable experience is based primarily on two things (afaik):
1) automatic biological/chemical response to input signals (call this: A)
2) trained/behavioural biological/chemical response to input signals (call this: B)
of course in some situations, 'pain' or 'discomfort is the automatic biological/chemical response to input signals (call this: C)
in the case of 'noise' music/sound:
if B > (A-C) one would derive pleasure from the experience.
of course, this is all quite simplified. but hey, it's a start!
Yes, this would be the field of study called memetics. Here are two links which would be a good place to begin your research:
Why wouldn't firms have some sense of social responsibility? Do they operate in a sphere independent of the needs and requirements of humanity and/or the environment?
Even if you are to boil it down to the pseudo scientific thinking of economic rationality (whether bounded or not), one would assume it's in the best interests of the firm to keep its environment stable, its labour happy, and its socio-cultural ecosystem healthy.
Critical accounting would also seem to state that it is advantageous to raise capital through the impact of corporate 'goodwill' - especially in a political economy which is slowly shifting; placing environmental responsibility firmly at the door of both state and corporation.
I mean, why else would ESG markers be emerging at crucial indicators for successful economic investment?
I am not sure if the energy companies will allow decentralised control of their sector. this would afford too much power transfer from the incumbent to the prosumer. They may incorporate decentralised infrastructures for energy management, but they will inevitably be afforded by permissioned systems, ultimately under the incumbents' control, or inclusive of some exclusive consensus mechanism such as Proof of Authority. There is too much value staked by those that allocate resources to the physical infrastructure for them to cede control in a sector that is deeply entrenched in legacy organisation methodology.
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Purpose This paper details a comparative perceived usability study of two comparable natural language processor (NLP) based question answering (QA) systems. The two systems operate over two different modalities – voice and text. The study was completed with two custom built question answering systems, specifically designed for a proposed target us...
The blockchain industry comprises practitioners continuously interacting with notions of privacy from differing perspectives: data obfuscation, data science, information technology, information science, data encryption, data storage, information security, blockchain protocol development, cryptography, privacy legislation, and privacy regulation. Un...
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This thesis presents a body of theoretical research, combined with a portfolio of artworks, residing within the field of network music. Network music is a musical practice in which conceptual, technological, ideological and/or philosophical concepts of the network are included in the design, composition, production, and/or performance process. The...
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Abstract: Within network music, terms are often used as metaphorical and factual descriptors: distributive, collaborative, communicative, rhizomatic, connective, post-structuralist, to name but a few. These idioms offer linguistic and analytical tools through which epistemological underpinnings may be garnered. However, the term nodalism has not be...
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This paper personalises, reflects, and critically analyses Ellipses, a project which formed part of an concert of performances named Tele-Sonorous Body 1. The production was created, directed, and performed by Ivani Santana, as she pursued her post-doctoral research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). Certain technical and logistical stresses...
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This paper describes the outcomes of a residency in which three participants combined their practices within three disparate areas of sonic art. During the residency, a fourth " performer " was added to represent the host building in the form of its wireless internet data and a framework was developed to facilitate this metaphor whilst integrating...
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This paper will seek to outline a Network Sourced Approach (NSA) to Network Music Performance (NMP). The NSA is governed through the software application SourceNode, which can be seen as a working example of a NMP enabler. The core focus of the NSA is that a master node will 'source' audio content from designated slave nodes, which are synchronised...
Immediately after the economic summit in Versailles, Reagan visited Britain. The President went riding with the Queen at Windsor. It had been suggested that he should address a joint session of Parliament in Westminster Hall, but the Labour Party objected. Reagan remained a highly controversial figure in Britain, with much of the press continuing t...