Latest news

I’ll update this page regularly with my goings-on, and links to my latest work as it turns up around the web. You can also find images of my work on Instagram and links to older work on my old website.

December-present – Copywriting, editing and digital consultancy for BSDC.

December 9 – Appointed Editor of online art/tech magazine Imperica. (p/t freelance)

October 27 – Terminator: how worried should we be? One hour show for the Funny Things comedy festival in Wolverhampton.

October 12 – AI & art presentation and panel for the No Bounds festival in Sheffield, livestream here.

September – Short, daily articles about creativity, motivation and empathy on Medium as the soft launch of my new HC Masterclass project.

SeptemberArt & Everything Else. New art theory podcast I’m making with the philosopher Dr Sean Power.

Aug 12Now taking ads on the current series of Hack Circus podcasts.

Aug 8 – Now selling cards of Daily Leila designs – here!

June-July – Mentoring Creative Lab artists, Manchester International Festival.

June 19 – Chairing digital art panel for UK Young Artists.

June 13 – Creativity talk and workshop for PA Consulting.

June 8 – I’ve relaunched the Hack Circus podcast, taking listeners behind the scenes of creativity with a different inspiring guest each week.

April 30 – Hosting a Participatory City workshop in Barking, with Tom Tobia.

Apr 18 – Quotes from me in Creative Review article about AI in the creative industries.

Feb 7 – Diurnal web comic I’ve started writing and illustrating to keep my imagination active.

Feb 4 – Artist talk at Quad for ‘Digital and Creative Media‘ event.

Jan 18 – Artist talk at Quad for students from Dublin.

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December 7  – This Week: The Musical. New musical comedy tech news podcast I’m making with LJ Rich.

December 5 – Centres of Gravity artist talk I’m giving at the Derby Quad as part of the current VR season.

November 29 Site Sessions ‘Ritual’ for Site Gallery. I’ve put Annebella Pollen, Kibbo Kift expert, in conversation with Gemma Papineau, Panacea Society historian. Pics.

November 27 – Talking about my inventions at AEOUD with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd.

November 10 – Centres of Gravity. I have some new work showing at Derby Quad, part of their VR season.

November 5Algorithmic Superstructures conference write-up on Site’s new Medium blog.

October 11 – A new interview with me on the V&A website. Gallery re-opening + my recent projects and ideas about art & AI.

October 4My Access Space residency write-up + pics on the Hack Circus site. The Holy Order of the Logical Operators.

September 12The Holy Order of the Logical Operators. Tickets now on sale for brand new Hack Circus event, outcome of my residency with Access Space.

September 5 – New portfolio/blog for R&D projects and ideas overlapping with Duncan Gough: Special Branch

July 27 – Workshop on technology and dance, with Rosa Cisneros, for patients at the Derby Royal hospital.

May 21 Donate Your Data Day Documentary about data I’ve co-presented with Alex Lathbridge, for BBC Tomorrow’s World.

May 15 – Constraints and the problem of making art on digital platforms. Essay I was commissioned to write for a new publication produced by the BBC’s culture/tech audience development platform, The Space.

April 12 – My Life, My Data. Short documentary I co-presented with Alex Lathbridge, for BBC Tomorrow’s World.

April 9Site Gallery ‘Site Sessions’ podcast now live on iTunes.

March 31 – Shift Run Stop episode 78. New episode of the podcast I’ve made with Roo Reynolds since 2009.

March 24Technique podcast. I’m the guest this month, outlining my career so far, and talking about my process, humour, and self-defining as an artist.

March 7 – Mermaid Aquariums page added. I’m now selling and loaning out digital creature vivariums.

Feb 23 2018Site Gallery’s first ever ‘Site Sessions’ podcast, to tie in with the digital/art events I curate at Site. The theme of our first episode is Invisible Landscapes, featuring interviews and audio from Feb’s event.

Feb 16 2018 – My ‘AI & Apocalypse’ residency blog for CenSAMM, updated every week with new ideas and experiments around the theme. Currently a series of audio interviews with AI thinkers.

Feb 12 2018 –  The latest Sheffield Digital podcast. I’m the guest this week. Hear me chat about my ideas on AI, plus my background, robot crows, mermaid tanks and more.

January 2018 – Site Sessions: The Landscape Series. Monthly interdisciplinary events which I’m curating and hosting for the Site Gallery in Sheffield.

June 2017 – Equality & rolls of the dice. Video of my talk for Sheffield Creative Mornings.

Spring 2017 – Column for Brandwatch, sharing insights on digital culture from the ‘coalface’.