Our exhibition programme presents opportunities for people to learn, debate and create and it unlocks digital technologies, tools and data exploring their role in society through a creative lens.

2024 Exhibitions

  • The BOX

    The BOX

    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…

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  • Designing Data Humans

    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…

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Previous Exhibitions

  • Who Cares

    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…

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  • Ximulacra


    Ximulacra; a robot which scans analogue film photo negatives of mountain scenes and re-interprets them as dance! The photos capture how mountain forms and their surroundings life shift from the Karakoram range in Pakistan to the Helan Mountains in China.

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  • Information XYZ

    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…

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  • The Sounds of Deep Fake

    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…

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  • Tinderbox Room to Play

    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…

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  • Tactile Intelligence

    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…

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  • Data as a Material Exhibition

    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…

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  • Close to Home: Reflections on Lockdown in the Lothians

    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…

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  • There be Dragons

    There be Dragons

    This exhibition features five artists/artistic teams that have produced informative, provocative and engaging pieces in response to an open call to explore issues of data and creative practice as part of Creative Informatics’ Creative Horizon 4 project.  Navigating the uncharted data territories of creative practice Opening 30 September to 2 October. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-launch-there-be-dragons-data-and-creative-practice-tickets-414152821237 Exhibition details Exhibition will…

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  • DI Graduate Show

    DI Graduate Show

    The Design Informatics course combines the craft of designers with the cutting edge technologies of  Informatics. Design Informatics is taking part in the Edinburgh College of Art Degree show over at Evolution House on the Lauriston Campus so to see the work of our students it is just a 10 minute walk away. The Inspace City…

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  • FND Stories

    FND Stories

    An exhibition capturing the stories and lived experience of those diagnosed with neurological condition, Functional Neurological Disorder, through art. East Lothian based artist, Andrew Brooks, will be exhibiting art focussing on telling the stories of those diagnosed with neurological condition Functional Neurological Disorder, FND, often referred to as the most common condition you’ve never heard…

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  • Creative Cred

    Creative Cred

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could source tools, materials, services and spaces in a way that is good for the planet and good for your creative practice?  Find out more at the CREATIVE CRED exhibition, exploring this complementary currency that incentivises a Circular Economy approach in the Creative Industries in Scotland. Discover how this…

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  • The Overlay

    The Overlay

    Exhibition Open 22-24 April viewable from the street on Inspace City Screens, Potterrow (best seen after dark or during drop-in sessions 23 April 10am, 11am and 12pm). Sign up for a drop-in session via Eventbrite. The Overlay by artist Inés Cámara Leret is an exploration into the entanglements that arise when attempting to make global climate data tangible.…

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  • Design with DataSphere

    Design with DataSphere

    OPEN 9-19 APRIL Design with Data is a design course taught at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Design Informatics Postgraduate programme and aims to investigate creative and novel ways to engage with data, its cultural contexts, conceptual framing and socio-cultural understanding. This year, in collaboration with Edinburgh Science Festival, our MA, MSc, MFA…

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  • A Token Gesture

    A Token Gesture

    A Token Gesture is an exhibition and research project to introduce, explore and critique new public interactions and ownership of digital art via ‘non-fungible tokens’ – more commonly known as NFTs.   In this project, members of the public in Edinburgh will be able to:  We have worked with two Scottish based generative artists Sasha Belitskaja and Cameron “Gingey” to create…

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  • Telling Tales of Engagement

    Telling Tales of Engagement

    POETIC EXPRESSIONS OF SMART DONATIONS WITH OXFAM We are exhibiting the works of our three commissioned artists for Telling Tales of Engagement: Poetic Expressions of Smart Donations with Oxfam at Inspace City Screen and online throughout January and February 2022. Exhibition details Monday, 10th January to Wednesday 23rd February 2022open to view at Inspace City…

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