What I’m working on

Fab Academy

For 5 months in 2018, I studied as part of the global Fab Academy programme, a course that teaches ‘how to make (almost) anything,’ using the tools available in any Fablab More…

2018

Hello Shenzhen

A research project and series of podcasts exploring the distinctive maker culture of Shenzhen, China, the world centre of electronics manufacturing. More…

2017-18

Redistributed Manufacturing: A New Normal

An open source exhibition exploring the future of manufacturing: digital, customised, localised, and at scale.

Current

Looking Sideways Podcast

Accessible Icon Project. Photo by Brian Funck

Looking Sideways is a podcast about making – how we make things, and how those things make us. I talk to smart people about technology, craft, innovation, and design.

Current

Maker Assembly

A collaborative project to build a critical community around making. We bring people together to learn about diverse making cultures, support new grassroots activity, and cast a critical eye over the conventional stories of making: its past and future, its politics and impact.

Current

Writing

I write and speak about making, design, technology, innovation and culture.

Current

Consultancy

I help organisations use the web, collaborate with digitally connected communities, and understand and harness grassroots innovation. I work across research, design, and strategy.

Current

Digital DIY

A European research project investigating the impact of making on creative society, with the University of Westminster.

2016-17

UK Makerspace Research

Noisebridge

A research project mapping all of the UK makerspaces for Nesta.

2015-16

Makers at Work

Makers at Work

A photographic project documenting the workspaces of makers.

2015

Lighthouse

I run the studio programme at Lighthouse, Brighton’s centre for culture and technology.

Current

Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Photograph by Roberta Matis, taken at Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014

I was the co-founder and director of the UK’s biggest independent DIY technology festival.

2011-15

Hot Glue Zine

I edited and published a fanzine about making, designed to bring the maker movement into people’s homes.

2014-15