Designing Data Humans

This interactive exhibition features the work of students from the MSc and MA Design Informatics course at the University of Edinburgh. Students have created a series of playful prototypes which examine and question our relationships to data technologies and consider how we can use data as a tool for design. The works on display help …


The BOX is an interactive installation by Dr Fiona Smith, Creator in Residence at Fraunhofer MEVIS, presented by the Institute for Design Informatics, exploring the practical and ethical implications of integrating AI technology into healthcare. Come explore the ‘black box’ aspect of AI technology in the context of digital medicine and journey into the internal and invisible workings of AI systems through the artwork.

Who Cares

Touch reveals the boundaries between us but it also connects us, enabling us to transcend our physical limits. Working with dance and thermal imagery to explore our sense of touch, their moving image work generated from heat data reveals new insights into the expanded body, asking questions about the role of care in society. Exhibition …

Information XYZ

A design exhibition held at the Information+ conference Information xyz celebrates the most recent contributions of our global community of practitioners, artists, and researchers. As part of the Information+ biannual conference, we share in the sometimes subtle, often challenging, but always intentional process of shaping data into form. For this year’s exhibition program, we present …

The Sounds of Deep Fake

Can you believe what you hear? When is a voice or sound authentic? This exhibition, curated by the Institute for Design Informatics, brings together exciting experimental artists including Martin Disley, Theodore Koterwas and Everest Pipkin, who are working with sound and emerging technologies to explore deep fake audio. Their work asks what it means to …

Tinderbox Room to Play

Tinderbox Room to Play is a creative technology course for emerging artists interested in working with interactive and digital processes in sound, art and performance. Over the last few months, the 2023 Room to Play group of musicians, sound designers, visual & projection artists, filmmakers, lighting designers, and performance artists have come together to experiment …

Tactile Intelligence

Exhibition featuring the work of Design Informatics Artist in Residence Theodore Koterwas.
Come explore the porous boundaries between us and technology as you interact with an invisible AI learning to communicate with you physically.
Through his residency Theodore has been approaching AI from the perspective of the body: exploring what it means for AI when we consider intelligence as a process of the entire body rather than just the brain.

Data as a Material Exhibition

This exhibition features work from the Masters students at the University of Edinburgh’s Design Informatics course.

With two distinct approaches and design briefs – Designing Ecologies and Fashion Informatics – students created a series of responses which either question more than human and under-represented “voices” in data collection or seek to examine ways in which we could adorn our human selves through worn-data interfaces.

Close to Home: Reflections on Lockdown in the Lothians

This is an exhibition that provides an immersive experience of individual accounts of the Covid-19 lockdown from the perspective of Edinburgh and Lothian residents. Residents sharing their accounts include key workers, caregivers, school pupils, those with disabilities, and those experiencing homelessness. Fully captioned videos on six screens will be accompanied by three personal listening stations …