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Iain Emsley (Research Software Engineer)

Iain Emsley (Research Software Engineer)

My role as a Research Software Engineer is to support the use of technology in teaching and research at CIM. I also maintain some of our infrastructure and provide assistance for research projects. Some useful resources can be found on the CIM Academic Technology page.

I hold a PhD from the University of Sussex that uses Distant Sonification as a critical computational method in the sonic analysis for digital data. My research interests include critical computation, sound / audio in digital culture and methods, infrastructure and digital humanities.

Previously I was a Research Associate at the Oxford e-Research Centre and wrote software for a range of projects that ranged from Radio Astronomy to Digital Musicology / Humanities.


I support and run labs in both Approaches to the Digital (IM902) and Digital Methods (IM904). I provide technical supervision for the dissertation (IM906).

Current Projects

AI in the StreetLink opens in a new window

Current Software


Unheard CityLink opens in a new window

Zeehaven (in collaboration with King's College, London)

Conference / Workshop Papers

Emsley, I. 2024. "Ecologies of Inaudible Machines and their Silences: Towards Sonic Thinking as a way of Socio-Ecological Knowing in the Unheard City" in The Infrastructures of Socio-Ecological Knowing in the City, King's College London

Emsley, I. 2023. "A Signalled Infrastructure: (Dis)Connections in the City", SyntheticCity 2023, Dublin City University, Ireland

Critical Infra Lab. 2023. "Building a relational infrastructure - the launch of the critical infrastructure labLink opens in a new window", Amsterdam

Emsley, I. 2023. " Data Walking in the Unheard City: Sampling Infrastructured Devices with Mobile Apps", Critical Infra Lab, Amsterdam


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
University of Warwick

Email: Iain dot Emsley at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0) 24 765 73455

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