Martin Disley has joined the Library as our Artist in Residence until summer 2020, funded by the Creative Informatics AHRC-funded project.


AI and the collections

As a new media artist, Martin has experience of using digital methods to create art installations. Martin is exploring the use of Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) – a form of machine learning – with the collections, to create new artworks based on the Library’s digitised material.

One early work explores the Tay and Forth Bridge photographic collections, creating haunting images of ghostly bridges.

Tay and Forth Bridge images.  © Martin Disley. Reproduced with permission.
© Martin Disley. Reproduced with permission.

Scottish Admiralty Charts

Martin is now beginning to work with the Library’s map collections: more coming soon!


Find out more

Visit the Creative Informatics website: Creative Informatics

Find out more about Martin Disley: Martin Disley’s website