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Digital Munya 2.0: Using Unity & VR for Immersive Experiences of a Medieval Islamic Villa

Glaire Anderson

This blogpost reports on a project supported by Creative Informatics PhD RA funding, which was aimed at developing an immersive experience of al-Rummaniyya, the only villa (Arabic munya) with extant remains from 10th century Islamic Spain.


How can AI enable the co-creation of novel, and potentially more sustainable fashion and textile design of the future?

Dr. Shama Rahman, Lynne Craig, Prof. Jane Harris, Patricia Wu Wu

This blogpost reports on a collaborative investigation into the potential of bridging AI and fashion. The project was supported by the Creative Informatics PhD RA funding, and was a collaboration between fashion technology company Away To Mars and researchers from University of Edinburgh and University of the Arts London.


Distance: digital immersive technologies and craft engagement

Inge Panneels
Reflections on the DISTANCE project (digital immersive technologies and craft engagement) that started with a Connected Innovators fund received by Applied Arts Scotland in early 2021.

The purpose of Creative Informatics is to support the creative industries in the Edinburgh and the South of Scotland region in their use of data driven innovation (DDI), enabled in part through the disbursement of small research and development funds. Here we briefly touch upon a burgeoning project that started with a Connected Innovators fund […]


Call: Design Ecosystem Fellowships

Creative Informatics
Future Observatory has launched its first open call. Researchers can apply for the Design Ecosystem Fellowships programme.

Successful applicants will receive funding of up to £20,000 to spend up to six months reporting on transformative design innovation ecosystems in the UK. The aim is to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of production systems that support environmental sustainability, circular economies and waste reduction. Link for more info and to apply. Interested applicants are invited to […]


Creative Horizon 4: call for creative respondents

There be Dragons: Navigating the uncharted data territories of creative practice

Applications are invited for individuals and organisations who wish to develop creative and artistic responses to the issue of data and creative practice. We will fund at minimum four projects with a budget of £5,000 to cover fees and production costs for the creative work. Additional budget can be made available for travel, exhibition, recording […]

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Creative Informatics Small Research Grants 2022: Applications open now!

This call for small grants is open to academic staff at University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University.

We invite academic staff at University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University, including PhD students, to apply for grants around £5,000 to support research projects to begin by June 2022 and conclude by December 2022. Applications close on 25 April at 5 PM.