Photo of me teaching how to sew soft circuits

Teaching teenagers to sew soft circuits

For the last couple of months UCL Engineering has been running a series of Royal Institution STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) masterclass workshops for 13-14 year old kids from London schools. For the latest one I ran a session on how to sew soft circuits, which aimed to give the kids an introduction in making their own…

Empathy hat: Wearing your heart on your head

Since October I’ve been preoccupied with thinking about empathy, how to facilitate it between people and how to express it especially in digital environments. The idea for an ‘empathy hat’ was born after a discussion with a colleague in Project CEDE (Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy) about how comfortable people would be to show how…