Design & The City conference

The Design & The City conference is looking for participants for its Lab of Labs programme on April 19-20 in Amsterdam. This event will take place during Design & The City in Amsterdam (19-22 April). The Centre for Design Informatics will be running the "Blockchain City" workshop led by Chris Speed, Larissa Pschetz and Dave Murray-Rust.


We are delighted to be hosting Patrick Stevenson-Keating's work (first shown at the Design Museum, London) as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015. 
Exhibition: Reciprociti
Venue: Royal Bank of Scotland, 142-144 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4EQ
Times: Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am – 3pm 30 July to 31 August 2015

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Sun, 30/08/2015

Resident Entrepreneur to Change On-line Shopping

Cally Robertson, one of the Design Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs has just launched which looks to revolutionise the world of online clothes shopping after raising an additional £150,000 of seed funding from angel investors and Scottish Enterprise.

Mapping Edinburgh's Internet of Things

In the spirit of IoT, this short event will aim to connect as many people and projects across Edinburgh that are IoT related.

Monday 18th March - Talk - Mobile apps as a platform for Research by Design - Dr Mark Wright, School of Informatics

Mobile apps as a platform for Research by Design - Dr Mark Wright, School of Informatics
Research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) has moved from a focus on interface and abstract modelling of information to a concern with interaction, behaviour and context. Mobile apps can be seen as a way of creating new form of digital interaction with the world and with each other. New meaning, thinking and ways of doing things is intrinsic to and unfolds with these new forms of interaction.

Thursday 21st March - Seminar: Props, Design Fictions and the Near Future, Nicolas Nova, Near Future Laboratory

Props, Design Fictions and the Near Future
7pm Inspace
Abstract: This presentation will describe how we approach design fictions at the Near Future Laboratory. Based on recent examples we developed, the talk will cover how they help us speculate on the near future possibilities for digital worlds and how they fit in the general discourse about design and critical design.

Lecture: Friday 8th March - Turning Data into Form: Objects as Information - Ian Gwilit

Ian Gwilt, Professor of Visual Communication, Sheffield Hallam.
Turing data into form: objects as information
1pm, ESALA  Senior Common Room, at Minto House, Chambers Street

Wednesday 13 March - Seminar - From Tablets to Tangibles: understanding the role of hands-on learning and the effect of new forms of digital interaction for children

Andrew Manches, ESRC Future Research Leader Fellow working at the University of Edinburgh, Institute of Education, Community and Society will present a seminar entitled "From Tablets to Tangibles: understanding the role of hands-on learning and the effect of new forms of digital interaction for children", at University of Edinburgh’s Holyrood campus, St Johns Land, Room 4.22 at 1.00 p.m.

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March - symposium - Evaporation of Things

The symposium Evaporation of Things is intended to explore the increasingly digital interface to biological ‘things’. From the phylogenetic analysis of plants, to the data representation of the human genome project, studying the subject on a screen has replaced the study of the material artefact. For the general public, astronomy remains a question of looking at the stars in the night sky, whereas for astronomers the use of optical telescopes is a thing of the past – so the question emerges “where is the thing?”

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