Creative Informatics: Ethics and Fairness in the Creative Industries in the age of AI & Big Data

  • 19 Mar 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room E11 - Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

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. 

An interactive workshop exploring the ethical implications of advances in data-driven technologies for the Creative Industries.


This interactive workshop will connect creative practitioners with local experts in ethics and data-driven tech at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University, identifying key areas of concern regarding the use of data-driven tech in Creative Industries.

The session will start with provocations and presentations from Creative Informatics researchers on case studies of ethics and fairness issues across the creative industries, including digital making and craft, data for sustainable practices, algorithmic art, inclusion and accessibility, and blockchain-based services for creatives. Participants will then be invited to share their ideas and experiences in an open discussion exploring some of the key issues around ethics and fairness in the creative industries led by:

Burkard Shafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory at the University of Edinburgh

Dr. Oli Mival, Head of User Research (UX) at Skyscanner

This session is open to anyone working in or with the creative industries, with an interest in the implications of data on law, ethics and business.

This event is part of the DataFest Fringe.

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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