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Collaboration between artists and technologists or scientists can lead to a greater appreciation and understanding of the world, as well as new and innovative ways of thinking about and representing it.

This event will showcase a range of projects with potential for future cross-disciplinary collaboration, and will provide an opportunity to hear from participants about their experiences and expectations of working with others, where even the technologies themselves may become partners.

Whether you are an artist, scientist, technologist, or simply curious about the intersection of these fields, this event is for you. 


Alex McLean is a live coder, musician, organiser and researcher based in Sheffield, UK. Currently, he is working full time as a research fellow with independent, open access and non-profit lab Then Try This, exploring ‘algorithmic patterns‘. 

Shuhei Miyashita is Lecturer in Robotics at the University of Sheffield and will talk about their most recent research: Robot Origami: Robot self-folds, walks, and completes tasks.

Tom Stafford is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are the psychology of decision making, argument, bias and reasoning. He writes a newsletter here.

Find out more about Platform artists Jan Hopkins and Seiko Kinoshita here.


This event will take place on the ground floor of our building which is wheelchair accessible. There are accessible toilets on the same floor. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to improve your visit please email


This event is part of Platform, an established artistic development programme at Site Gallery which allows artists to explore new ideas in a public space, testing new thinking and research with engaged audiences. The artists began their residencies in January 2022 and are five of twenty from the Sheffield City Region, taking part in the Freelands Artist Programme.

The Freelands Artist Programme supports emerging artists across the UK in partnership with g39, Cardiff, PS2, Belfast and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. Each artist receives a two-year paid residency which includes investment in professional development, production as well as opportunities to exhibit. 

Site’s programme partners: Bloc ProjectsMuseums SheffieldS1 Artspace, and Yorkshire Artspace.

Lead image: Jules Lister.

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