Martin Disley

Martin Disley is an artist, software developer and PhD researcher at the Institute for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His practice-based research is grounded in critical engineer, investigative aesthetics and adversarial design, manifesting the internal contradictions and logical limitations of emerging data technologies in beguiling images, video and sound.

As a vehicle for artistic inquiry into computational systems, their collaborative research studio, Unit Test (Martin Disley and Murad Khan), explores the place of investigative methods in counter data-science practices. Their most recent project, an essay film and multi-channel installation called Not I, explores the problematics of contemporary vocal profiling technology through adversarial engagement with a model called Speech2Face.

They have exhibited, spoken and delivered workshops at venues across Europe including Akademie der Kunste (Berline, DE), Unsound Festival (Krakow, PL), arebyte Gallery (London, UK) and Edinburgh Art Festival (Edinburgh, UK).

Amro Contributions

Year Title Format
2024 Not I AMRO Showcase
2024 Introduction to Adversarial Acoustics Workshop