CI Labs #11: Data-driven Publishing

  • 7 Mar 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL

Alongside the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and CodeBase, Creative Edinburgh are partners on Creative Informatics. Through five key funding programmes and regular events, Creative Informatics enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data-driven technologies can enhance their work. 

How is technology disrupting the publishing industry and providing artists with new opportunities to disseminate their work?


CI Lab #11, organised in collaboration with the Fruitmarket Gallery, will consider how digital technology has opened up new ways of making and disseminating creative work, providing unprecedented access to audiences and enabling artists to record and archive work in ways that make it more accessible and interactive.

This event coincides with the Fruitmarket Gallery’s annual Artists' Bookmarket.

Speakers include:

Barrie Tullett is the featured artist at this year’s Artists’ Bookmarket, with a month-long exhibition at Custom Lane running on from the fair. Barrie is the author of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology (Laurence King Publishing, 2014), and has been working for the last thirty years on an obsessive project to make a visual representation of each of the 100 cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy using the ‘obsolete’ technologies of wood and metal type, typewriters and letraset. This exhibition marks the completion of the series and includes four digital ‘remixes’ of Tullett’s prints from Dublin-based graphic designer Brenda Dermody.

Jen Ross is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she is co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education, fellow at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, and leads the Digital Cultural Heritage cluster in the Centre for Data, Culture and Society. Her research has focused on online learning and education futures in higher education, and on digital engagement and learning in the cultural sector, including the Artcasting project with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland.

CI Labs

CI Labs are informal, monthly events which pop up at venues across Edinburgh, sharing innovative data-driven creative work and providing a meeting place for creatives of all disciplines to connect and collaborate. They are part of the Creative Informatics programme. 

About Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics is a partnership across the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh, enabling individuals and organisations to explore how data-driven technologies can enhance their work.

Funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme, managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

To find our more about the Creative Informatics programme visit


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