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Algorithmic Pattern

How can ancient and traditional approaches to pattern-making enrich contemporary creative technologies, making them more culturally grounded, usable, and more open to experiment, collaboration and ch…


Viruscraft is a research project combining tangible interfaces, craft and computer games to explore how viruses jump from one host species to another, working with Dr. Ben Longdon and Dr. Ben Ashby.

Climate and Health Tool

We're working with the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Cornwall Council, the NHS and emergency services to design a prototype tool to show climate change forecasts together wit…

The Great Bower Building Experiment

Bower birds are known for building ornate and impressive structures. We're running an experiment to see how people would build these bowers, given limited materials.

Mongoose Game

Together with researchers in the Banded Mongoose Research Project, we're making an online game to understand sociality and cooperation in mongooses.


How can we make tools that help understand the ancient weaver's mind? How she calculated and solved the first recorded mathematical proofs, embedding them in pattern. How do certain forms of tec…

The Evidence Support Initiative

Placements for science researchers on local councils, to help provide evidence for decision making.


A mini-language for live coding pattern, Tidalcycles is for making music (among other patterned experiences) in terms of repetition, symmetry, interference and deviation. It's a free/open source…

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