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.


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.


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.


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.

Viruscraft II

Viruscraft II is a game and installation for understanding how viruses co-evolve with their hosts, made in collaboration with Dr. Ben Ashby at the University of Bath.

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.

Administrative Research

Like most organisations, a large part of our day to day work is concerned with administration. Rather than seeing this as an irritating and inconvenient interruption from "Real Work", we consider it to be a research area in it's own right. To ask even the simplest questions of administration can be a political act.

Marvellous Mongoose Game

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