Exhibitions

Telling Tells of Engagement
Exhibition dates: 10 – 30 January 2022
Inspace City Screen at Potterrow, Edinburgh

Three commissioned researchers cut through the corpus of a major research project that took place between 2019 and 2021: the OxChain Smart Donations project. The OxChain project set out to explore how blockchain technologies could be used to reshape value in the context of international development and the work of Oxfam to reach new audiences.

Our three commissioned artist researchers, using their own unique media forms and methods, are: Bakita Kasadha (poetic inquiry), Martin Glynn (data verbalisation) and Nicky Melville (experimental lyric poetry). They have designed this series of poetic responses to transactional cultures, blockchain and smart donations. Excerpts of their written and performed works have been reimagined for Inspace City Screen by Ray Interactive and you will be able to see and read their full works on the exhibition website from the 10th of January 2022.

Quantum Reflection

Quantum Drawing Workshop with Paul Thomas

The Quantum Drawing Day workshop was part of the Design Informatics Research Webinar series.

The workshop, designed by Honorary Professor Paul Thomas, draws an analogous relationship with probability and uncertainty prevalent in science where the observer affects what is observed. You can watch the full workshop and see some of the creative drawings here.

D-RISK

Training and re-training autonomous vehicles

Project D-RISK is making self-driving cars by creating the ultimate driving test for autonomous vehicles.

Join us at Inspace to learn more about the project, why its work matters and to tell them your own experiences as a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian; from the sublime to the ridiculous, D-RISK wants to hear your experiences.

CI Labs #19

Ocean ARTic

We were delighted to be streaming the Creative Informatics CI Labs #19 live from Inspace!.

The CI Lab #19 showcased two incredible new creative works from Michael Begg and Eve Mosher, commissioned through our Ocean ARTic partnership with Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland and Blue Action.

Space and Satellites

Artist Residency at EdSciFest ’21

Representing sound, weaving, illustration, dance, animation and more, the artists-in-residence teamed up with scientists to make data ‘visible’ and highlighting changes on earth, from the movement of puffins to environmental changes, through to the impact that the Coronavirus has had on our cities. 

Zoom Obscura

Creative interventions in video calling

Artists, academics, hackers, designers and creative technologists developed interventions that make workings of technologies, such as Zoom, legible to wider audiences.

The Nth Wave

Theodore Koterwas

The Nth Wave is a solo exhibition by Theodore Koterwas. Learn more about Koterwas’s use of Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) images of Scottish seaside.

Design with Data

Spring ’21 Student Show

Design with Data is a postgraduate course taught at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Design Informatics Masters programme. Bringing data to life through visual and interactive practices, the series of creative works in this show investigate a range of National Library of Scotland datasets through a myriad of approaches

Sound Exchange

Distributed Capabilities

Sound Exchange is a group exhibition emerging from the Distributed Capabilities research project. The exhibition showcases artefacts created by a collective of eleven craft makers who experimented with sounds as an alternative source of design inspiration.

Universal Matter

Asteria Creative

Universal Matter, as a live, responsive artwork is a way to visually interact with ideas of “otherness”. By placing human and non-human agents on the same footing, there is a chance we can recalibrate our relationship with the things, beings and matter around us.

Space and Satellites

Artist Residency

In our first Artist in Residence programme, we invited a group of 5 artists to focus on the theme of space and satellites data. The residencies created a space for exploration and aimed to create genuine collaborations between science and creative practice.

We began as part of the body

Beverley Hood

Exhibition explored how bodies are imagined, visualised and made audible using bio-medical data. The exhibition was presented with the Centre for Biodmedicine Self & Society, as part of Being Human Festival 2020.

Every-Body

Universal Everything

Universal Everything is a collective of digital artists and experience designers who explore the relationship between humans, technology and futures. We bring their work to Inspace to stimulate discussion about how the body is shaped through AI and the city.

Inspace City Screen

Data Lates

Out of hours exhibitions projected onto Potterrow as part of the Fringe Festival 2019. Artists that were featured- Jake Elwes, Brightside Studios, Ray Interactive, Asad Khan, Particia Wu Wu, Dara Etefaghi and Pip Thornton.