To care, to cure, to comfort (pandemic remix)

A condensed remix of some our thinking around care and uncertainty. Dedicated to all the carers near and far. In hospitals and quarantine, on delivery trucks and behind the grid, on the emptying streets and inside their homes... To all those providing essential services and all those in isolation or lockdown. To all who care. To all...

Viruscraft

In this project we ask - what determines the ability of a virus to infect some hosts but not others? Working with evolutionary biologist Ben Longdon, we're developing a citizen science project using visual programming, craft, tangible interfaces and games to explore virus host shifts – where a virus jumps from one host species to another.

Play, Learn & Discover

Here are all our free educational games and online citizen science projects together in one place! You can play these to learn about biology, evolution and other scientific topics, as well as helpi...

Machine Wilderness - ARTIS

An artist-in-residency programme at ARTIS Royal Zoo in Amsterdam with some 7 artists and designers who will develop an experiment or research project in a public setting. The residencies are severa...

Institute for Experiments with Business

The Institute for Experiments with Business (Ibex) is an emergent research entity, situated within the FoAM network. Its interest is to collect, conduct and report on experiments in and with busine...

The #wasplove game

Together with Seirian Sumner at University College London, we made an open source game to allow people to build their own wasp society. Players can toy with the limits of biology and test the resil...

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...

Multi-Species Sward App

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

Sonic Kayak progress – new pollution sensors for citizen science

Notes on our new turbidity and air quality sensor designs for the Sonic Kayak project, to allow fine scale mapping of above and below water pollution.

Viruscraft 2.0

We're redesigning Viruscraft for a new project on virus and host co-evolution with Dr. Ben Ashby at the University of Bath. This post explores the options we're considering and why.

Memory Practice

How did pre-literate cultures store the vast amounts of information their cultures needed to thrive; the knowledge about their environment, the beings that surround them and how to live there as a ...

FoAM digest - Autumn 02019

Hello Earthlings, and welcome to another of FoAM's semi-seasonal digests, composed with beings, places and things we care about. We write as humans (mostly) in a beyond-human world, continuing...