We are working towards a world with equitable access to knowledge, where thoughtful tools and interventions help us play with complexity and make better decisions, and environmental and social issues are centred and addressed with careful urgency. WHAT'S NEW

If you have a project you'd like us to collaborate on or help you with, just get in touch. We work in lots of different ways:

  • Research projects - we often collaborate, and help with grant applications.
  • Fellowships - we can be the host organisation for a Future Leaders Fellowship.
  • Commissions - we often do commissions, like software, hardware, exhibitions, workshops and events.
  • Teaching - we regularly do guest teaching for universities all around the world.
  • Other project bids - we can lead or collaborate on projects that aren't research based, for example for Arts Council and National Lottery calls, and can support people to put their bids in.

Social Microbes

Social Microbes is a new collaboration between Then Try This and Dr. Elze Hesse. We have launched a series of funded residencies for 2023.


Open source air pollution sensors with on-street data visualisation, that can be left in public places alongside roads or in play parks, and used for local campaigning.

Algorithmic Pattern

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship hosted at Then Try This, on how ancient and traditional approaches to pattern-making can enrich contemporary creative technologies.


A custom sample mashing app with Aphex Twin.

The Evidence Support Initiative

New approach for placing science researchers with their local councils, to help provide evidence for better decision making. Piloted and co-designed with cross-party councillors and researchers.

Cricket Tales

Crowdsourcing platform for tagging events in CCTV videos of insects, to understand insect personalities and how they might cope with climate change. Now under development for use in schools.


New online game about vaccination and virus evolution, with Dr. Ben Ashby, funded by NERC. The player needs to vaccinate creatures in a game world to keep them safe from new virus variants.


A mini-language for live coding pattern, Tidalcycles is for making music (among other patterned experiences) in terms of repetition, symmetry, interference and deviation.


We are beginning a new 4 year Horizon Europe project as part of a consortium looking at how to adapt to the health risks from coastal pathogens as our climate heats up.

Local Climate Adaptation Tool

Tool for councils and the NHS to understand climate change forecasts and the resulting health and wellbeing impacts, exhibited at COP26 and shortlisted for the Climate Challenge Cup.

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