Launch: Space and Satellites Artist Residency Programme

Inspace and the DDI programme are delighted to announce our first ever artist in residence programme.

4 March 6-8pm, Inspace, 1 Crichton Street

More details on the Residency can be found here by following the link.

Inspace is part of the Institute for Design Informatics; commissioning and producing creative activity that unlocks digital technology and explores its role in society. Our public programme will connect data, research and creative talent.

In our first season of programmed activity we will be focussing on the theme of Space and Satellites data and we are looking for artists (including designers, architects, musicians, dancers, writers, curators etc) to explore this theme through a short residency programme.

We are looking for engaging data driven public works that enable people to understand developments in Space and Satellite technologies being led by Scotland whilst also raising public awareness of how datasets represent change on planet earth as well as the solar system.

We will be launching the programme on the 4th of March with an evening of talks and drinks where you can find out about some of the work that is taking place at the University and beyond and have an opportunity to ask the team any questions about the residency programme.

Speakers Include:

  • Professor Murray Collins, Chancellor’s Fellow for Space and Satellites within DDI. Murray also runs Space Intelligence, a company which turns satellite data into actionable information, helping you make better informed decisions. Murray will talk thorugh his research with a focus on using satellites to track deforestation.
  • Asad Khan is an architect, computational designer, data designer, academic, educator and a researcher. Asad’s work featured as part of our Data Lates programme for the Fringe where we showed UR Black Using LiDAR and SAR from NASA and ESA, Khan’s work animates extra-terrestrial terrain and a dormant volcano through visualisation and simulation.
  • Terry McLarney runs the Space Technology Scotland meet ups and Envisage Space Ltd, a leading edge technical developer with expertise in satellite applications and development.
  • Brendan McCarthy and Sam Healy from Ray Interactive, an Interactive Art & Design Studio with a focus on generative design, creative coding and live interactive experiences. Ray Interactive’s latest commission from Alt-W tracked the starts and used their positions to spawn generative art forms and will be projected during the event.
  • Hosted by Caroline Parkinson, Sector Lead for the Creative Industries for Data-Driven Innovation Initiative.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event but please do sign up in advance.

More details on the residency:

The University of Edinburgh (through the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal) is setting up a new Space and Satellites Centre at Bayes. This will host a number of different companies and researchers analyzing satellite data to help track life on earth from weather conditions to climate change and deforestation through to transport.The residency will take place between May-July 2020 and comes with a £4,000 budget which is inclusive of all fees and production costs and can be claimed by an individual artist or collective. Technical support will be provided by Ray Interactive who will be available to work with artists to turn data into a creative output, so no previous technical skills are required. Applications will be open from the 4th of March until the 1st of April, to find out more follow the guidelines UPDATE Space and Satellites Residency Call Guidelines

The progamme is fully funded through the DDI Programme.

Image is taken from Ray Interactive’s You are Here artwork.

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB