ThoughtWorks Arts

  • Projects

Projects created on the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency, in collaborations between artists, technologists and partners. Artists have the opportunity to assemble project teams, and often collaborate with ThoughtWorks employees as part of their process.

The Sentient Thespian

Adrianne Wortzel

The Sentient Thespian is a film exploring attributions of sentience to robots, by humans, as a feature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Karen Palmer

An emotionally responsive live-action film which positions viewers in a dangerous riot in progress. The narrative branches based on facial cues, using artificial intelligence.


hannes bend

Biofields is 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.