Engineer Shauna Concannon helped us build a Hacked Human Orchestra this summer, in a collaboration with tech artist collective MzTEK and composer Florian Tanant. She tells us about her adventures adding to "the victorious kingdom of electricity".
The tent is aired... read more
With recycled wood, old pallets, used timber and a handful of connectors, Buro Happold engineer Nikul Vadgama built three medieval weapons of warfare for us, which we brought to the Secret Garden Party and Wilderness this summer. In between lobbing balloons full of... read more
It's that time of year again! This marks the ten year anniversary for England's most riotous of music festivals, The Secret Garden Party - our birthplace and our spiritual home.
We will be there in full force July 19-22, hosting the explosive, experimental and experiential events... read more
MzTEK is a nonprofit collective with the aim of encouraging women artists to pick up technical skills in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. Guerilla Science is a nonprofit purveyor of science entertainment for arts oriented crowds. Match made in heaven? We'd like... read more
This summer sees our first foray to one of England's loveliest festivals, Shambala!
Join us August 23-27 on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside as we explore your anatomy, hack an orchestra and take the hunt for the Higgs to... read more
The first message bashed out on our vintage Underwood typewriter, pinned to the sparkly silver message board, set the tone: “Beware of bears. Send food and supplies. Xo”
Most that followed struck the same chord.
“We are here and we are having fun. Come and join us, come and join us,... read more
Biochemical engineer Mike Hughson of UCL joined us (with fellow engineers Chris Grant and Matthew Shiers) at the Secret Garden Party and Bestival this summer with an outlandish event: The Vaccine Assault Course.
"Telling people what I do can be somewhat challenging,... read more
Prosthetics expert Sarah Sydney from the University of Bath joined us at Bestival and introduced us to the cyborgs that walk among us today, from people who can walk again thanks to prosthetic limbs, to the lucky recipients of bionic eyes. Thanks to engineers like her the deaf... read more
Engineer and robotocist Adam Spiers from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory brought his Haptic Lotus - a robotic flower like "a really dreadful Sat Nav" - to the Secret Garden Party. Here he tells us about the device, which uses infrared to help the sighted and the blind to move via touch, and "that... read more
Tim Murray-Browne, an engineer and PhD student in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London, brought IMPOSSIBLE ALONE to the Secret Garden Party this summer. He tells us more about this interactive installation and what it has to do with "science, technology, dance and life... read more