Detailed notes outlining how we checked our air pollution sensors against each other, to ensure reliability and accuracy.
After their adventures of 2021, it's time to revisit and rework the design of the Penelopean Woven Robots. These robots were originally created to weave braids around a maypole, with their form and construction depicting a kind of alternative future where the ancient Greeks went on to design modern technology embedded with their science of the woven cosmos.
Our Vaxcraft installation had its first public use as part of a day of activities at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, run by Dr Ben Ashby with around 80 students from local high schools.
We have two paid placements available for new freelancers in Cornwall, in graphic design/illustration. The deadline for applications is 21 November.
This post shares our perspective on research funding in the UK, and outlines how we, as a small organisation, managed to become host to a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.
Alex McLean will be speaking at the 33rd annual workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group, taking place at the Open University in Milton Keynes, and join-able online on Tuesday 6th September.
This post outlines how we have checked our SmogOff air quality sensors against the council's reference station sensor, to make sure data collected by the community can be directly compared with council data.
Tablet weaving is a perfect way to explore how people have been manipulating digital information for thousands of years. We ran a hybrid workshop in Barcelona/Sheffield/Cornwall on algorithmic pattern for the on_the_fly_collect(_) festival.
Continued development of our low cost open source air pollution sensor, covering the choice of components, correction algorithms and testing.
We are excited to be supporting mathematics masters student Aravind Mohandas with a project funded by the Google Summer of Code programme. This summer he will be formalising aspects of the South Indian Carnatic tradition of Konnakol vocal patterns.
(Afro|Algo)futures is an annual mentoring programme for early career Black artists based in the West Midlands, who want to explore the creative potential of live coding.
We are looking for an additional new Non-Executive Director to help guide the direction of Then Try This. Could it be you, or someone you know?
We have a chance to expand the Local Climate Adaptation Tool from its prototype stage - this post outlines our priorities, including better underlying data and ways of navigating complex networks of climate impacts.
This post outlines how the Evidence Support Initiative placement scheme for researchers in councils could work and be rolled out nationally, based on our pilot experience and the results of co-design with cross-party councils and researchers.
We've been developing new air pollution sensors with real-time displays for on-street use, with support from researchers in health messaging and health impacts, and input from Cornwall Council.
Notes on the process we used to design the award winning Local Climate Adaptation Tool for the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter and Cornwall Council.
The Climate Challenge Cup included finalists from across the US and UK and celebrated existing partnerships between research organisations, civic authorities and local communities. The Local Climate Adaptation Tool was was developed with researchers from Exeter University and Cornwall Council and showcased at COP26 in the Green Zone.
You can try it for yourself here: Local Climate Adaptation Tool
We've been looking for inspiration on creative ways to publicly display/sonify air pollution data, and have put together this short post to showcase some inventive ways that other people/organisations have chosen to visualise/sonify data.
Poor air quality is an increasing global concern and has significant health impacts. For researchers and citizen scientists to monitor air quality effectively, they need access to air pollution sensors that collect reliable data. Commercial air quality monitoring devices are often expensive, and so many citizen science projects have turned to DIY devices assembled from affordable components. At Then Try This, we are looking to develop our own low-cost, portable …
Tablet Woven Maypole-Dancing Robots feature in a new article, as part of our ongoing Penelope project with the Deutsches Museum in Munich.