Blog

Mathare Futurism

Mathare Futurism

By Kanyi Wyban In the wake of Covid-19, artists around the world have been called upon to act broadly, bearing responsibility as crucial cultural players. The moment has largely been categorized as a pandemic and one that demands reactive, therapeutic…

Mathare Futurism X BOM

Mathare Futurism X BOM

Towards the end of 2019, BOM Director Karen travelled to Nairobi Kenya. She was there with Dr Francis Pope from University of Birmingham’s Environmental Sciences department as part of The ASAP Project. The project is a University of Birmingham research…

Introducing our online exhibition… Doodle!

Introducing our online exhibition… Doodle!

Check out Doodle, our first online exhibition. Originally conceived as a hands-on interactive gallery show, this is our fabulous, interactive, virtual version. Artist / Producer Holly Gramazio has been working alongside BOM Curator Louise and digital producer Ben  to create…

Art & Tech Social

Art & Tech Social

Spring 2020: We were delighted to bring three amazing practitioners to our Art & Tech Social series. We worked with the brilliant team at Eyebeam in New York City, to curate some fascinating discussions. Eyebeam run a Resident programme annually,…

Now Play This!.. at home

Now Play This!.. at home

This weekend Somerset House brings online, their Now Play This! festival. The newly virtual festival unites a creative community of makers to explore playful and participatory ways to bring people together through games and play. BOM is all about playful…

Virtual BOM update

Virtual BOM update

How is BOM World shaping up in this newly evolving off site situation, we hear you ask? We really miss our real life HQ but BOM has never been busier. Through a multiplicity of online apps we’re keeping in touch,…

BOM in Ethiopia

BOM in Ethiopia

Just before COVID-19 brought a halt to global movements, BOM delivered an important engagement project in Ethiopia based on the air quality research campaign, ASAP East Africa. We got involved following an invitation from Francis Pope, Professor of Atmospheric Science…

Creative Social Enterprises

Creative Social Enterprises

Want to develop a new creative organisation but with a social mission? We’ve released some of the videos we recently made as part of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), to inspire women in Indonesia as they developed their own…

Olia Lialina BEST EFFORT NETWORK

Olia Lialina BEST EFFORT NETWORK

BOM’s Visitor Assistant Claire talks to us about BEST EFFORT NETWORK.  A work we were due to display at BOM alongside London’s Arebyte Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery and the Open Data Institute this Spring. Luckily, the work is a website,…

A Fellow a month: Matty Evans

A Fellow a month: Matty Evans

CD: The BOM Fellows are at the centre of everything we do. Each year we search out a small cohort of creative practitioners working across art, technology and science, providing them with an Incubator Programme of mentoring and creative development…