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Creative Informatics Lab #11: Data-driven publishing


Sat 7 Mar, 4pm–6pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
At Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL

This Lab explores how digital technology is both disrupting and offering new opportunities for artists to publish their creative work. Speakers include Jen Ross (Senior Lecturer in Digital Education and co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at University of Edinburgh), Anouk Lang (Senior Lecturere in Digital Humanities at the University of Edinburgh) and artist, writer and performer JR Carpenter.

This event is part of our Artists’ Bookmarket.

Speakers include:

J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian-born UK-based artist, writer, and practice-led researcher working across print, performance, and digital media. Her pioneering works of digital literature have been presented in museums and festivals around the world. She is a two-time winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition. Her first novel, Words the Dog Knows won the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book. Her web-based work The Gathering Cloud won the New Media Writing Prize 2016. Her poetry collection An Ocean of Static was highly commended by the Forward Prizes 2018. http://luckysoap.com

Jen Ross is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she is co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, fellow at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and leads the Digital Cultural Heritage cluster in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society. Her research has focused on online learning and education futures in higher education, and on digital engagement and learning in the cultural sector, including the Artcasting project with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland.

Anouk Lang is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where she is part of the core team for the Centre for Data, Culture and Society. She uses methods from machine learning, natural language processing, mapping and data visualisation to investigate literary and cultural texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, covering cultural artefacts that range from modernist novels to middlebrow periodicals, and from the libraries of canonical authors to mass-market young adult fiction. https://aelang.github.io/

Please note: Barrie Tullett, this years’ featured artist at the Fruitmarket’s Artists’ Bookmaket, was hoping to speak at this event but unfortunately he is no longer able to attend. However, you can still look around Barrie’s exhibition at Custom Lane, which will be on until Sunday the 29th of March.

Following on from CI Lab 11, CI Studio 6: Digital Publishing: Do’s and Dont’s will take place at our pop-up space at Waverley Mall on Tue 10 March.

CI Labs are informal, monthly events which pop up at venues across Edinburgh, sharing innovative data-driven creative work and providing a meeting place for creatives of all disciplines to connect and collaborate. They are part of Creative Informatics, a partnership across the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh, enabling individuals and organisations to explore how data-driven technologies can enhance their work.

To find out more about the Creative Informatics programme visit https://creativeinformatics.org/

About Creative Informatics
Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

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