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Two selected artists announced for Ocean ARTic residency

Inge Panneels
Innovative Art for Public Engagement on the Climate Crisis

MASTS, Blue Action and Creative Informatics are delighted to announce the two selected artists for the Ocean ARTic artist-in-residency exploring marine climate data. The 6-week Residency will be completed by July 2021 with the expectation for two new artworks to be Commissioned for launch ahead of the UN COP26 climate conference in November 2021.


Creative Informatics Small Research Grants 2021-22: open call for academic research staff at UoE and ENU

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

Is there a research project related to the creative sector you’d love to explore if you only had resources and support? Does it involve some kind of exploration or investigation into data or digital technologies? Creative Informatics is launching an open competition for small research grants of up to £5,000 aimed at academics and researchers at any stage of their career, including PhD students. Project Principal Investigators (who can be PhD students) must be based at either the University of Edinburgh or Edinburgh Napier University. Proposed projects or activities should explore innovative uses or applications of data or digital technologies in the creative and cultural sectors. We aim to fund at least 5 of these projects.


Paid Summer Internship – Developing A Visual Design Vocabulary for Describing Data and Technology

Susan Lechelt
We are looking for an undergraduate or post-graduate student with a background in visual design (e.g., graphic design, illustration, etc.) and an interest in emerging technologies to help us develop an openly-licensed visual vocabulary for these concepts.

An opportunity to work with Creative Informatics researchers over the summer.   Timescale and pay 20 hours/week for 5 weeks, between 21st June and the end of August 2021. The 5 specific weeks within this timescale will be chosen in line with the intern’s availability. £11.64/hour Description Visual metaphors for technologies are abundant in media […]


Creative Informatics Catalogue of Funded Projects

Chris Elsden & Susan Lechelt
Find out what we have we learned about the projects that Creative Informatics has funded so far, from 2018 to 2020.

A key part of our role as researchers on Creative Informatics is to reflect on and respond to the diverse range of projects funded through our programmes. For example, by looking across Creative Informatics as a whole, can we identify shared challenges that data is being used to address, or particular technologies and innovations that […]


Ocean ARTic: Call for Artist Residency Applications

Inge Panneels
We are delighted to announce the launch of our Ocean ARTic Artist Residencies and Commisions!

Further to our introductory Ocean ARTic workshop, which brought creative practitioners and marine climate scientists together to explore the consequences of climate change for marine ecosystems and communities in the Arctic and Scotland, we are delighted to announce the launch of an Artists Residency and two £9,000 commissions. We are inviting applications from creative practitioners […]


String Figures

Bettina Nissen & Ailie Rutherford
A feminist approach to de-centralised networks centred on a principle of mutual care

String Figures is a project developed by artist Ailie Rutherford and design researcher Bettina Nissen with creative technologist Bob Moyler to allow activist, feminist and creative groups working for social justice to support and strengthen each other’s work through de-centralised open-source networks centred on a principle of mutual care. This mapping process can be used with local and translocal collectives looking to further support each other in anti-capitalist work. The mapping process and symbols are the work of artist Ailie Rutherford.