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CELEBRATING INNOVATION ACROSS THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN EDINBURGH AND BEYOND!

The 2021 Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase is taking place online over the next two days! You can join us at anytime by clicking on the ‘Watch Now’ button below.

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Come along to find out more about inspiring data-driven work from individuals and organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland’s creative industries, as we reveal some of the innovative products, services and experiences that have been developed with funding and support from Creative Informatics.

We’ve got a jam-packed programme featuring special guest speakers, ecosystem panels, meet ups, and an interactive performance from FoxDog Studios. Register now to get involved!

 

 

8-9 June 2021

Online Event

Join us to for two jam packed days of inspiring creative content, as we reveal a host of inspiring data-driven work developed by creative individuals and organisations that have received funding and support from Creative Informatics.

We’ll have a host of special guest speakers, ecosystem panels, meet ups, and a live interactive performance from FoxDog Studios!

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Meet Ups

You can find out more about all of our Meet Ups over on our CI Innovation Showcase Miro Board. Sessions will be taking place on Whereby – all you have to do is click on the link for the session you would like to join and knock on the door!

Day 2

Creative Edinburgh: What does data mean to you?
Join Meet Up at 2pm:
bit.ly/MeetUp-CE
Hear from some of Creative Edinburgh’s Connected Innovators and figure out what data means to you and your creative practice.

DISTANCE Project
Join Meet Up at 2pm: bit.ly/MeetUp-Distance
Find out more about Applied Arts Scotland’s DISTANCE Project, which is exploring new possibilities for makers to collaborate using immersive technologies.

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WHAT'S ON NOW?
  • 11:00 am

    WELCOME

    Creative Informatics Director Chris Speed introduces the CI Innovation Showcase.

  • 11:10 am

    Creative Informatics: Engaging and accessing new audiences

    Artist Sarah Calmus, service design and user experience research consultancy InChat, and cultural web platform providers Scottie will introduce their Creative Informatics projects and discuss the ways in which they are using data and data-driven technologies to reach and interact with new audiences in a live panel.

  • 12:00 pm

    Ecosystem Panel

    Oliver Littlejohn, Head of Partnerships at CodeBase, will host a panel exploring the future for creative ecosystems as we start to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, what can we learn from the last year and how can businesses engage globally while building strong empathetic local connections?

  • 1:00 pm

    Creative Informatics: Unlocking hidden value in datasets

    Brian Baglow, founder of Scottish Games Network, creative and digital agency Insurgent Studios, and digital surveying and pre-visualisation specialists Stageport join us to talk about their Creative Informatics projects, utilising a variety of data sets to create new tools and resources for the creative industries.

  • 2:00 pm

    Meet-Ups

    Take your pick from a selection of meet ups exploring the latest innovations in Edinburgh’s Creative Industries and the wider Creative Informatics community.

  • 11:00 am

    Creative Informatics: New Modalities of Experience

    Interactive experience designers SENSECity New Media Artist Martin Disley, and Rebecca Kaye, founder of environmental data design agency Ploterre, discuss the new modalities of experience they have uncovered for creating innovative new work and audience experiences.

  • 12:00 pm

    In Conversation With

    An interview and live Q&A with Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise Stemettes, and host of the Women Tech Charge podcast.

  • 1:00 pm

    Creative Futures Panel

    Both the Scottish Technology Ecosystem Review/the ‘Logan Review’ and Scotland’s AI Strategy have set out ambitious visions for the future of creative data and technology use in Scotland. This panel will look forward to emerging opportunities for the creative industries to innovate in creative, sustainable and inclusive ways in the near and further future.

  • 2:00 pm

    Meet Ups

    Take your pick from a selection of meet ups exploring the latest innovations in Edinburgh’s Creative Industries and the wider Creative Informatics community.

  • 3:00 pm

    Foxdog Studios present Robot Chef

    Foxdog studios bring their award winning show Robot Chef to the CI Innovation Showcase, for a special interactive online performance. Have your phone fully charged to control Foxdog’s DIY robot chef, and help Lloyd and Pete cook dinner by igniting their gas stove, driving a sky tractor and firing the sausage cannon!

Guest Speakers

Anna Gormezano Marks

Executive Director (acting)

Creative Edinburgh
Anne-Marie-Imafidon

Dr Anne-Marie
Imafidon MBE

Thought-leader and co-founder of Stemettes

Special Guest Speaker

robotchef

FoxDog Studios

Interactive Comedy Duo

Eliza-Easton

Eliza Easton

Head of Policy

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

Steph Wright

AI Policy Lead

The Data Lab

Clive Gillman

Director of Creative Industries

Creative Scotland

Briana Pegado

Creative Director

Fringe of Colour

Suzy Glass

Suzy Glass

Producer and Facilitator

Producer and Facilitator

James McVeigh

James McVeigh

Head of Innovation and Marketing

Festivals Edinburgh

Miriam Walsh

Managing Director

ASCUS Art & Science

Creative Informatics Showcase

Presenting inspiring data-driven work from the Creative Informatics Community

Brian-Baglow

Brian Baglow

Scottish Games Network

Stageport

Stageport

Stephen Roe

inchat

InChat

Rory Gianni and Hector Fried

Martin Disley

Martin Disley

New Media Artist

SCOTTIE

Scottie

Connie and Andrew Girvan

PLOTERRE - REBECCA

Ploterre

Rebecca J Kaye

Sarah Calmus

Visual Artist

SENSECITY

SENSEcity

Experience Design Studio

Insurgent Studios

Creative Design Studio

Hosts, Co-hosts and Facilitators

Chris Speed

DIRECTOR

University of Edinburgh

Melissa Terras

CO-DIRECTOR

University of Edinburgh

Caroline Parkinson

Director of Creative

Edinburgh Futures Institute

Inge Panneels

RESEARCH FELLOW

Edinburgh Napier University

Chris Elsden

Chancellor's Fellow

University of Edinburgh

Oliver Littlejohn

Head of Partnerships

CodeBase
Janine Matheson

Janine Matheson

Creative Bridge Lead (secondment)

CodeBase

ABOUT CREATIVE INFORMATICS

SHAPING THE FUTURES OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Creative Informatics is an ambitious research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.