Professor Drew Hemment

Director of Festival Futures
Edinburgh Future’s Institute

Drew Hemment is Professor of Data Arts and Society, Chancellors Fellow and Director of Festival Futures at Edinburgh Futures Institute and Edinburgh College of Art within University of Edinburgh. He leads The New Real and Experiential AI in partnership with the Alan Turing Institute and Edinburgh’s Festivals. He is presently working to develop a transformative research agenda for the coming decade on AI and the Arts, and to build a national capability for the UK in this highly significant area. He has been awarded a PhD at Lancaster University in 1999, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in 2009, and elected a Turing Fellow in 2021.