Work by Design Informatics is showcased at the new Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival, 4-28 August 2016.
The Centre for Design Informatics is a joint initiative by the Schools of Informatics and Design, University of Edinburgh.
Work by researchers and students will be presented in a specially commissioned Pavilion outside the Assembly Rooms, George Street, 11am-6pm, throughout the Festival.
In addition, Edinburgh International Festival will draw on University expertise in a spectacular launch event, Deep Time, in which digital animation and music will transform Edinburgh Castle, 10.30pm Sunday 7 August. This follows last year’s brilliant Harmonium Project, in which Design Informatics researchers fed data, generated by singers from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, into arresting visualisations projected onto the Usher Hall by 59 Productions.
The Design Informatics exhibition, Living with Data, is displayed in a Pavilion produced by Biomorphis architects. It features a range of products and experiences which look to the future:
Jane Macdonald, Research Projects Coordinator, Design Informatics, says:
“The Pavilion structure itself was designed by Pierre Forissier from Biomorphis architects using computer algorithms. The products and experiences in the exhibition invite you to live a little further into the future, looking at the theme of living with data. Each day we will have a nano-tech talk from each of the artists.
“Come and get married for five minutes with our smart contracting app, have a cuppa from the bitcoin coffee machine and try out intelligent furniture.”
Talbot Rice Gallery is presenting the Jess Johnson: Eclectrc Panoptic exhibition as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. It includes a virtual reality animation Ixian Gate which uses an Oculus Rift headset to turn Johnson’s drawings into an immersive three-dimensional world.
University staff and students are also involved in a concert of music by Pierre Boulez and will be supporting New Media Scotland's Atmosphere series of enhanced film screenings.