Thoughtworks Arts

  • Projects


Catie Cuan

Video work exploring industrial robotics and human movement through the lens of choreography, in furtherance of the OUTPUT research project.

Birds of the British Empire

James Coupe

A synthetic aviary, dissecting the mindset of empire by training Generative Adversarial Networks on British colonial archives.

Salaf [Arabic: سلف , ancestor]

Nouf Aljowaysir

A collection of synthetically generated images and animations constructing Nouf Aljowaysir’s genealogical journey in the Middle East

A Father's Lullaby

Rashin Fahandej

An interactive multi-channel video and sound installation highlighting the role of men in raising children and their absence due to the racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Perception iO

Karen Palmer

An immersive interactive film project exploring AI, bias, neuroscience, behavioral psychology, film, social justice, and the future of law enforcement.

The Sentient Thespian

Adrianne Wortzel

A film exploring attributions of sentience to robots, by humans, as a feature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, featuring the expressive, spider-like Mekamon robot.


Catie Cuan

A performance project including dance, motion capture and choreographed robots including a 15 foot industrial robot nicknamed Wen, as a method of sourcing movement and character.


Karen Palmer

An interactive film experience which positions viewers in a riot in progress. The narrative branches based on viewer’s emotional facial expressions.


hannes bend

An open-source framework combining biosensors with custom volumetric and interval arithmetic simulations to interactively model the feeling of energy around the body.

Suppressed Images

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

A graphic short story that documents a collaboration between Chelsea Manning and Heather Dewey-Hagborg on the artwork Radical Love.

Time Sense

Neil Harbisson

A wearable sensory headband which allows the wearer to feel the passing of the 24-hour clock around the circumference of the head.

Seismic Sense

Moon Ribas

A wearable sensory organ which allows the wearer to feel earthquakes and other seismic activity occurring anywhere in the world.