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Acting on Feedback

Reflections on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Creative Industries 4

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion efforts require continual observation, appraisal and adjustment if they are to respond to changes in circumstances and attitudes. In this post we look at some of the feedback mechanisms put in place by Creative Informatics (CI), what that feedback said, and how we acted upon it. Creative Informatics Partnership Forums CI […]


Synthetic participants

How to mitigate the impact of bots in qualitative research

On 10 August 2023, Creative Informatics held a workshop via Zoom designed to understand how best to invest resources to support innovation in creative AI / machine learning in Scotland. We were thrilled when registrations started flying in and we quickly hit the maximum number of participants we could accommodate. We were less thrilled when, […]

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SOVRA: Subjective Orientation in VR Audio

SOVRA (Subjective Orientation in VR Audio) establishes a method for capturing listeners’ experiences of spatial audio in VR. Supported by a Creative Informatics Small Research Grant, Research Associate Ethan Robinson reflects on the outcomes of the project. Summary This project investigated how, when in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, binaural presentation of sound could be […]

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FestForward Magazine: back to the future

Vikki Jones
Creative Informatics researcher Vikki Jones reflects on the July 2030 edition of the fictional, speculative FestForward Magazine, published last year as part of a Creative Horizon research project

In August 2022, Creative Informatics published the output from our Creative Horizon 3 research project, FestForward Magazine, a fictional, speculative cultural magazine, which is envisioned as Scotland’s leading cultural publication in 2030. Our aim and our hope was, and is, that the magazine and the methods we used to make it offer a creative and […]


Mapping Open Audience Insights from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the Edinburgh Culture and Communities Mapping Project

Vikki Jones
Using data from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office, Creative Informatics Research Associate Vikki Jones has worked in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to produce an open audience insights map as part of the Edinburgh Culture and Communities Mapping Project.

Funded by the Data-Driven Innovation initiative (DDI) as part of their 2022/23 small grants call supporting social change through innovation, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Open Audience Insights Map sits alongside Vikki’s previous work with the Edinburgh Culture and Communities Mapping Project, led by Dr Morgan Currie. This project also aligns with previous work by Creative […]


Not I

Report from Creative Informatics Small Research Grant recipients.

Not I is a research project and short film produced by the creative research studio Unit Test. The film exposes the epistemic limits of deep learning through an investigation into, and attack on, a machine learning model called Speech2Face. The film was first screened as part of the Edinburgh Futures Institute’s Love Machine season of […]