AIR: Arts Informatics Research

Arts-Informatics Research (AIR) is a research programme of the School of Informatics, at the interface between informatics and aesthetic practice.

AIR is a umbrella for a number of initiatives which bring together researchers and practitioners, exploring the cultural significance of informatics.

  1. InSpace: a research site and exhibition space for exploring the cultural significance of informatics. This will be part of the new informatics building on the Crichton Street car park. The building is due for completion in mid 2008; it is hoped that InSpace will be operational within a few months.
  2. Research Artist in Residence: from November 2005, Informatics is hosting a Research Artist in Residence, Richard Brown, who will eventually be located in the Informatics Forum. He will be working with Informatics researchers, aiming towards the InSpace project, and developing the arts commissioning policy, for the new Informatics building.
  3. Future Academy/Studiolab: a two year initiative involving the Edinburgh College of Art (eca) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE). It developed out of the international Future Academy research project, supported by eca since 2002. An interdisciplinary experiment, its programme in 2005/6 and 2006/7 was intended to help identify highpoints and problem areas in collaboration between art, architecture, and science.
Further information
  1. InSpace.
  2. The Research Artist in Residence.
  3. Future Academy/StudioLab.
  4. Some potentially interesting connections.
  5. Sign up to the Arts Informatics Research email list.
  6. Mail the organiser, Jon Oberlander

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