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.

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.

The Great Bower Building Experiment

Bower birds build impressive ornate structures. We ran a public experiment with Dr. Laura Kelley to try to replicate these, and built explorable Virtual Reality bowers. Funded by the Royal Society.

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.


(Afro|Algo)futures is a mentoring programme for early career Black artists who want to explore the creative potential of live coding.

Wasps for farmers

Bespoke survey to look at the feasibility of encouraging farmers to view wasps as natural biocontrol agents for major crop pests.

Multi-Species Sward App

A system to make it easier for farmers to grow and monitor multi-species swards for more sustainable farming, increasing pollinator diversity, improving soil, and resulting in healthier livestock and less veterinary medication.


[The] AlgoMech Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical movement celebrates a future that is not just about using new technologies to make music, but to unmake it. It’s all about getting into the guts of how music is made, showing code running in real time, taking machines and systems apart to show their workings, and opening up technologies to alternative uses.” - Wire Magazine

Invisible Worlds Residency 2019

The 2019 Invisible Worlds Residency was open to all artists, scientists, creators and makers, to explore phenomena beyond our senses: too vast, too small, too fast, too slow or too far away in space or time.