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Edinburgh Science – DataSphere Volunteers

Posted: 23rd March 2022

We need volunteers to talk to the public (mainly young people) at the Edinburgh Science Festival to broaden their understanding of digital tech careers. The slots are between 19-24 April and they can volunteer for 1 day or half a day.

Our lives have been transformed by the power of data, but how often do we look past the screen and see what fuels all this information? From smart phones to speakers, healthcare to homes, data is everywhere.

Send, swipe and scroll in this multi-media exploration of the information driving our world. Explore personal, local and global reliance on data through this series of engaging and interactive installations whilst asking yourself – is access to all of this data always a good thing?

DataSphere features artwork from Scottish artists Alan Brown and Silent Chaos and a rotating schedule of exciting drop-in events including MicroCoders (19–24 Apr), supported by Digital Xtra Fund.

Silent Chaos artwork has been co-commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts and New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland

Pop-up Events

Join us on the following days and take part in these exciting drop-in events
•MicroCoders, supported by Digital Xtra Fund: Tue 19–Sun 24
•University of Edinburgh Student Artwork: Wed 20–Fri 22
•Heriot-Watt Robots: Wed 13–Thu 14, Data After Dark (Thu 21)

Relaxed Opening Hour

Visit the National Museum of Scotland between 10am–11am on Sunday 24 April and enjoy our DataSphere exhibition without noisy interactives and videos to give a more relaxed environment. This session is primarily for, but not limited to, families with autistic children; autistic young people and adults; adults living with dementia; adults and children with mental health problems; and any other visitors with sensory needs or who may prefer a more relaxed experience, plus their families, friends and carers.

For more information please contact Westaly Duignan – Senior Development Manager at Edinburgh Science –

Data After Dark

Adults can enjoy the exhibition after hours with our Data After Dark – not only will every engaging and interactive installion be open, Data After Dark will feautre DJs, bars and exclusive activities in an event that’s only for grown-ups!

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