FoAM digest - Autumn 02020

As this atypical summer in the Northern hemisphere draws to a close, we thought it timely to share what's been on our minds and in the works. To let you know how we've been, what we're up to and discuss some of our attempts at sensemaking while navigating uncertainty and these "turbulent times". Echoes from isolation, from a place reminiscent of The City and The City wh...

Certainty Ltd.

Certainty Ltd. is a clinic, consultancy and civic outpost for individuals and collectives dealing with problems caused by excess certainty. We provide essential services including critical uncertainty diagnostics, future prehearsals, personal scenario development, ambient foresight, strategic unplanning, VUCA therapy, transition counselling and bespoke situational awareness.

Viruscraft

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.

Future of the Delta

A fieldwork team investigates future perspectives of the Dutch delta region from a multi-species perspective. Can the effort of looking from their vantage-points open up space for new insights, dee...

Sonic Kayaks

The Sonic Kayak is a musical and scientific instrument with which to investigate nature. Kayaks rigged with underwater environmental sensors generate live music from the marine world, providing the...

Feral Livelihood Coaching Collective

The Feral Livelihood Coaching Collective is a small translocal team of artists, designers and ecologists who decided to take up the challenge and intrigue of coaching in our own communities.

Rooted Hauntology Lab

Rooted Hauntology Co-working Lab is a research trajectory looking at the (im)possibility of collaboration between humans and plants.

Integrative Process Facilitation

As process facilitators, we guide groups of people to effectively work together. Facilitation is particularly valuable for tackling complex issues through dialogue and co-creation in participatory ...

Voicing the dawn

In this reflection on rewilding my professional life through experiments with birdsong, I meander through the structure of dawn chorus, my research on birdsong in composition and some ideas for my ...

Plotting a path

In the proliferation of graphs and curves in recent months, finding meaning isn't always easy. When we see graphs as tools, reading them as sketches and summaries, they can be used to watch ch...

Step by step: building tangible livecoded braid robots

After successfully performing maypole dances and creating simple twists and weaves with hundreds of passers by at the Algomech festival in Sheffield, we noticed how much people like to interact wit...

Building a new Pattern Matrix with conductive thread

While processor speeds and the use of computation in our society have increased enormously, it is significant that the materials of electronics construction itself (discrete components soldered on ...