CI Studio #6: Digital Publishing - Do's and Don'ts

  • 10 Mar 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fruitmarket Gallery pop-up space, Waverley Mall, 3/48 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ

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 can a data-driven approach to publishing maximise productivity and audience engagement for artists looking to share their work?


CI Studio 6 will explore the practicalities, possibilities and pitfalls of digital publishing, providing an introduction to the tools and platforms available, alongside examples and case studies from artists’ using these formats to disseminate their work.

Organised in collaboration with the Fruitmarket Gallery, and following on from their Artists' Bookmarket, this interactive session will bring together creative practitioners and digital publishing specialists, to explore data-driven approaches to publishing, marketing and producing creative content.

Contributors will include:

Helen Douglas has made Bookworks since 1972 and joined the imprint Weproductions in 1974, producing both collaborative and solo publications. Her books, primarily visual with embodied texts, engage with book structures, photography and printing to develop visual narrative and new ways of reading. Her 2011 work The Pond at Deuchar, was digitally printed on a Chinese paper and measured over fourteen metres long. The continuous digital photographic files used for printing this were then directly transposed into a digital publication allowing viewers to scroll and explore the piece through intuitive movements on a digital tablet.

CI Studios

CI Studios are regular, informal events open to anyone working in the creative industries interested in learning more about data-driven technologies. Studios will take place at E11, our dedicated workshop space at Edinburgh Napier University, and in venues across Edinburgh/South East Scotland throughout the year, providing opportunities for creative practitioners to try working and experimenting with data in a friendly, practical environment.

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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