School of Informatics

Data and the Future City

Research by the Schools of Informatics and Engineering will inspire an evening of new writing at the Traverse Theatre.

An event, Data and the Future City, will be held 7.30pm Thursday 24 March as a result of creative writing workshops organised by Dr Jean Carletta and Professor Luke Bisby, involving a number of staff drawn from across the Schools.

The event is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will help to scope future research

By invitation only

Attendance at Data and the Future City will be by invitation only, due to the size of the venue. The invitation says:

“Embedding data science in our civic infrastructure has the potential to transform society in ways that both fascinate and horrify us. Our short theatre pieces will be created over four afternoons by engineers and computer scientists working with leading playwrights, and shared ‘script in hand’ by artists from the Traverse Theatre. They begin our attempt to find our way through to the research collaborations that will matter most in this new world.”

Traverse Theatre

The Traverse Theatre nurtures emerging talent, produces award-winning new plays and offers audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore, create and develop.

This collaboration is led by key members of the Traverse’s artistic team, Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin and Literary Associate Rosie Kellagher, and by two of Scotland’s most acclaimed playwrights, Clare Duffy (Creative Fellow at IASH 2014-15) and Stef Smith (currently working with the National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, London).

Useful links

Traverse Theatre

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Dr Carletta’s School of Informatics web page

Prof Bisby’s School of Engineering web page