Data Play Events

As part of our Design Informatics Pavilion we will be holding a series of supplementary events in Inspace led by the Research Centre.

All events are free but places are limited so please do sign up in advance. Events listings below including Eventbrite links.


7 August 1:30 – 4:00pm

Dynamic Wall Visualisations: Build your own tangible data visualisation using modular motor and light blocks (supported by Edinburgh Futures Institute). Sign up here.


8 August 5:30 – 8pm and 13 August at 9:30am – 12pm

Mapping Privacy Models

How should data be collected, used and shared at festivals? Designing new data consent models for connected environments (part of the EPSRC-funded PACTMAN research project in Design Informatics). Sign up here.


14 August 9.30-10.30am and 21 August 2-3pm DROP IN SESSIONS

Karma Kettles: Come and explore the push-pull energy economy and how your kettle could change your habits.

What does the Karma kettle do?
With the karma Kettle, the user can do more than boil water!
The karma kettle can perform its tasks in two ways: manual or bot mode. When in the manual mode, it provides users with information so they can decide whether they want to pull or push; if they want to trade or be altruistic and share it with a neighbour.
The consumer can make decisions about storing energy when there is plenty in the main grid, or they can be generous and push it back into the storage grid so the local community can make use of it. Demos taking place inside the Pavilion lasting 3-5 minutes, no need to sign up just pop along!


19 August 12.30 – 2pm

Temporal Design Workshop

In this workshop, participants will look beyond clock-time to collectively create an image of the different times we live in. Sign up here.


21 August 2.00 – 4.30pm

Tangible Data Controls

How would you prefer to control your data? Exploring tangible controls for privacy settings in connected environments (part of the EPSRC-funded PACTMAN research project in Design Informatics). Sign up here.


22 August 10am-12pm

PizzaBlock Workshop

Can you help solve Edinburgh’s lack of good pizza? Come and learn about the future of identity with blockchain technologies in this one-off PizzaBlock workshop!

Spaces for PizzaBlock are limited – find out more and apply to take part here: https://www.designinformatics.org/event/pizzablock-at-dataplay/

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB