The Creative Informatics project employs five full-time post-doctoral researchers, based at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier. From a diverse range of backgrounds, and with a wide scope of skills and interests, our researchers work alongside the delivery team to help those looking for funding to formulate and articulate ideas, and to conduct research on the current and evolving landscapes of the creative sector in and around Edinburgh.
Engaging university research with both the cultural and festival City of Edinburgh and its growing tech industry, means that we can reflect on, critique, and pass on findings from our many and varied Creative Informatics activities.Professor Melissa Terras, CI co-director and head of research
From baseline mapping and surveys of the cultural landscape, to cutting edge work on innovative new economic, pedagogical and artistic practices, CI researchers are actively engaged in leading critical research across academic disciplines as well as industrial sectors.
As the Creative Informatics project progresses, these pages provide a centralised locus to store and share our growing portfolio of research. Our research blog will provide accessible insights into all of our exciting ongoing projects and achievements. Research is at the heart of the CI project, and it is important for us to grow our research community. We therefore actively encourage fellow researchers and creatives to get involved in the discussions raised in our posts, and welcome guest or collaborative contributions. Please do get in touch with us with any comments, pitches or suggestions! Contact details can be found below.
“We hope to provide guidance and results that will have a positive impact on data-driven innovations within the creative industries, both in Edinburgh, the South-East of Scotland, and beyond.”