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 to seek alternatives to the tenacious (yet crumbling) status quo, engaging with people, cultures and technologies across the fickle currents of time. 

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 resilience of their wasp social structures when environmental catastrophes hit.

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...

Feral Business Coaching

feral business coaching is merging materials and understandings from life coaching, business strategy, feminist economics, dramaturgy, divination, DIY and design.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Spectres in Change. Fieldnotes #2

Reflections on landing and leaving as artistic practices, based on our fieldnotes from the island of Seili in the Archipelago sea. How to land in a place is a perpetual question for those of us who...

Composing with birds

I have become fascinated with birdsong as a way to learn music and train my ears. Though very complex and nuanced, birdsong remains accessible and inclusive, whereas contemporary music can be much ...

Open call: /nightly build - the current/ zine #13

This is an open call for 13th edition of the smart-zine nightly build — the current