Deep Steward

When landscape appeared in European art it emerged first as a landscape of symbols. The Gothic depiction of Earth was populated with features that were primarily there as convenient symbols for a narrative. Now that landscape emerges in artificial neural networks, they seem to emerge as a landscape of commodity. DeepSteward looks for ways to let machines develop their own taxonomies: a deep bes...

AccessLab

Recent world events and concern over ‘fake news’ and ‘post-factualism’ have highlighted the difficulties encountered when trying to find trustworthy sources of information. The ability to judge the reliability of different sources of information is a skill that can be learned. The AccessLab project aims to improve access to and the judgement of information, through direct citizen-scientist pair...

Invisible Worlds Residency 2019

The 2019 Invisible Worlds Residency is 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...

Cricket Tales

Cricket tales is a citizen science project, developed in collaboration between FoAM and the Wild Crickets researchers. By tagging events in the cricket CCTV videos, players contribute directly to r...

Spectres in change

Spectres in change is an artistic investigation reflecting on acute planetary challenges of the present against complex historical trajectories, on the island of Seili in the Archipelago Sea. Sever...

Dust & Shadow

Dust and shadow is FoAM's contribution to a transdisciplinary research and residency programme exploring environmental issues specific to the desert of the North-American Southwest. We combine...

Bee Diaspora - a swarm in five movements

‘Bee Diaspora’ is a joint contribution between architect and artistic researcher Anna Maria Orrù together with poet and sound Artist Morten Søndergaard. The proposal is a philosophical and theoreti...

Random Forests

For millions of years making sense of the environment was the domain of biological organisms, but now machines are starting to join in. This research programme looks at what the arrival of AI could...

Communicating through Silence

"...is Media. And media is how people express and communicate. Your voice is a medium, writing is a medium, art and video and... Yes, even poking someone repeatedly or jumping up and down or t...

Woven robot swarm weaves at Algomech (with a little help from their friends)

A few pictures from last weekends debut of the Penelopean weaving robots at Algomech festival in Sheffield. After a frantic couple of weeks in mass production, a swarm of 8 robots and a may pole in...

White Mountain Future Search

Mount Kilimanjaro is the green centre of an increasingly desertifying savannah landscape. The Maasai are its traditional inhabitants and have gathered to form a united vision of a future for their ...

RADMIN Reflections

Reflections on RADMIN, Britain's first festival of administration, Feb 14-16th 2019 in Bristol.