This is a list of the talks & workshops that should be at Electromagnetic Field in 2020. Not all stages and time-periods are announced yet, so check back frequently.

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Multiplayer Indie Computer and Board Games
Scott Pitkethly
Adventures in DIY Electronic Instruments - Cutlasses performance
Capybara Funk & Jazz
Lula XYZ
Digital Immigrant // Unapologetic Other // Creative Gypsy
Indie Games
Multiplayer Indie Computer and Board Games
EMF Film Festival
Special Presentation: Hackers (12)
Sam2AA, Gasman
Sam2AA VS Gasman
Adam Froggatt
Powerpoint Karaoke
Lai Power
Lai Power
Vieon - an audio-visual electronica experience
Illusion O
Illusion O (Chiptunes + FX)
Professor Elemental
Professor Elemental
EMF Film Festival
Hidden Figures (PG)
2xAA [electronic music crafted using Game Boys]
EMF Film Festival
Coraline (PG) - With supporting short 'The Present'
Polyop: An Audio-Visual Voyage
Gasman's ZX Spectrum Chiptune Odyssey
Indie Games
Multiplayer Indie Computer and Board Games
EMF Film Festival
Tentman: World Premiere


Richard Westenra
Actually, it's about ethics in software engineering
John Thurmond
A Failure Enthusiast
Alec Muffett
Why and How you should start using Onion Networking
Matthew Scroggs
Maths and Video Games
Ben Fitzgerald
101 Hacks for Late Soviet Water Towers
Matthew Garrett
Everything you never wanted to know about smart lightbulbs
Matthew Ireland
Computational Creativity
Terence Eden
The (Connected) House of Horrors
Andreas Korn
Hunting for (un)known particles
Helen Leigh
Making the Mini.Mu, a sewable, codeable instrument for kids
Why automated number plate recognition systems suck
Barney Livingston
Poetoid Lyricam: A Camera That Takes Poems
Tony Abbey
The 1949 EDSAC Computer Rebuild
Jane Charlesworth
Full communism and free pickles - life lessons from Ursula K Le Guin
John Dalziel
A brief history of Leap Seconds
Kev Sheldrake
Cracking HiTag2 Crypto
Matthew Hodgson
Power to the people: liberating online communication with
John Dingley
10 years building self-balancing ride on robots
Gavan Fantom
Making music in the free and open-source world
Rob Miles
AI Safety
Ian B Dunne
Science Magic...Magic Science
Chris Taylor
Antiparticles and Geiger counters
Eric Drass aka shardcore
The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth
Mate Soos
Hacking using SAT and SMT solvers
Jessica Rose
Burnout and Your Meat Computer
Antonia Forster
LGBTQIA+ Behaviour in Animals
Sophie Lovejoy
How to dispose of a body: a dead interesting talk
Bootstrapping a hackerspace
PJ Evans
Boiling Nemo - Make your own Internet of Things
Marek Ventur
The making of TiLDA Mk4
Matt Carroll
Maximus Ironthumper & Mark Tanner
Project Awesome - Two Men, A Pipe Organ and A Russian Army Lorry.
Simon Bedford
Using Machine Learning for Humanitarian Aims
jo franchetti
Tweet My Wedding Dress
Andrew Godwin
Taming Terrain: Sculpting geoscapes from LiDAR
Chris Wright
The Future of Invention
Kat Joyce
Who watches the watchers in Web PKI?
Sarah Spencer
The Knitting Network Printer
Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks Friday
Alastair Reid
What makes processors fail - and how to prevent it
Kate Bolin
The Story of Elmer McCurdy
Charvy Narain
Why volunteers are unsung heroes of science
Emily Mayhew
The Battle of Mosul: what does it mean to live in a post-Geneva Convention world
Laura James
From making to maintaining
Muhammad Sayed
How to make a humanoid using a 3D printer, wheelchair, and ROS!
Jonty Wareing
Closing Ceremony
Ed Locard
Don't Feed Them After Midnight: Reverse-Engineering the Furby Connect
Gravity Synth
Sean Elvidge
Sunny with a Mild Chance of Catastrophe
Alia Sheikh
How To Make a Movie at EMF
simon munnery
Adventures in Undertent Heating
James Harrison
Shooting Lasers at the Countryside: An Introduction to Mobile Mapping
Dan Smith & Laura Hyatt
Car Hacking - Back to the future 1970’s style Part II
Norman Casagrande
WaveNet, what's behind Google's voice
Dr Marion Brooks Brooks-Bartlett
A Mindful PhD
Henry Sands
Urban Beekeeping: How to get started
Pi Wars - Challenging kids (and adults) to build competitive robots
Mitch Altman
ArduTouch music synthesizer -- music generation for newbies
Florence Schechter
Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum
Libby Miller
A cheap, remotely posable presence robot using a Raspberry Pi, webRTC and a few servos
Kev Sheldrake
Taking Over The World with Scratch
Ben Proctor
How the Internet has changed emergencies
Nicolas Angelides
Dark-Dark Dark-Matter Matter-Matter
Scott Pitkethly
Adventures in DIY Electronic Instruments
Dr. James Beeley
Designing Custom Chips and Sensors and Lab-in-a-Pill Technology
Building a robot with MATLAB and Simulink
Building a robot with MATLAB and Simulink
Fearn Bishop
A Tour Through the Visualization Jungle
Ruth Amos
5 things we can all learn from Flaming Pianos
Chemical Adam
Adventures in somatosensory music, body hacking & beyond
Andy Vine
How to Climb a Mountain.
Scary Boots
Richard Feynman: Dick.
Dr Danny Webster
An Introduction to Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
Andrejus Kostarevas
Attacking Websites for Educational Purposes Only
Cass May
Algorithmic Light Art: How To Not Suck
Julius ter Pelkwijk
SHA2017 - Behind the scenes of a hacker conference
Tim Pritlove
The secret powers of podcasting
Sammy 🎦🚫
Open Bionics: Turning children with limb differences into bionic superheroes
Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks Sunday
David Mills
The use and abuse of CT scanners
Lydia Kostopoulos
A Magical Time To Be Alive
Jonty Wareing
Opening Ceremony
Genevieve Smith-Nunes
The Singularity: dance, digital ethics and datavis
Jake Davis & Iain Softley
Iain Softley in conversation with Jake Davis
Sarah Wiseman
Why does 🍕 mean "I love you" : The ways that we use and misuse emoji
Anna Ploszajski 🎦🚫
Smart Materials
Gianluca Memoli
Shaping sound
Kate Devlin
Sex Robots! The Truth Behind the Headlines
Dominic Morrow
Bricolage: a makers podcast LIVE
James Capper
Michael Dales
From Idiot to Imposter: how to get started in a new field
J. Hawkes-Reed
Out daemons, out! Exploring depression through sweary automata.
Open-Source Modular Tech Jewelry
Tudor Tarlev
Document & quantify informal learning
Rachel Konichiwakitty
Lesson 101: Making Fashion Tech & Human Organs
Mustafa Al-Bassam and Jake Davis
Banned from encrypting
Poppy and Jan Mosbacher
How to Use Digital Tools to Make Clothes and Shoes
Kate Tolley
The Art And Science Of The Motivational Corporate Anthem
Edye Hoffmann
Do you really want a robot in your old age?
Michael Turner
Orbs Game Explained
Tim Stoddard
Developing Games for the Casino/Gaming Industry
Henry Cooke
Things That Go Bump On The Net
Rory Mangles
The TIM Project: Building a relay computer from scrap
Dr. Tyr Fothergill
BRAAAAAAAINS: Archaeology and Philosophy of Zombies in Games
Catherine Flick
Codes of Ethics for tech: the hip old thing
Patrick O'Connor
Numbers vs Resources: The History of Banking
Robert Karpinski
Life after Robot Wars
Giles Greenway
Never Mind the Molluscs: (Mis)Adventures in "Aggro-Rhythmic Composition"
Hannah Fry 🎦🚫
Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine
Andrew Jenner
Adventures in retrocomputing
Rehana Al-Soltane & Ed Hill
BrightSign: Gesture Recognition and Talking Gloves
Mike Curtis-Rouse
Falling Faster Straight Down, or How Taking 3D Printing to New Heights
Alistair MacDonald
Deploying a LoRaWAN network
Lydia Nicholas
Augmented Hilarity
Michelle Strickland
Spider Silk: Hacking Nature's Strongest Fibre
Paul 🎦🚫
How does railway signalling work?
David Croft, Will Hargrave
EMF 2018 Infrastructure Review
Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks Saturday
Geo Meadows
Beehive monitor based on Raspberry Pi
Jenny List
Making And Understanding Real Cider
Matt Denton
Animatronics and robots in the movies with Matt Denton


Build a 'Stranger Things' Light Board
graham kitteridge
How long will it take the beat The Tomb of Horrors?
Jonny Austin
Be a Computer! Demystifying assembly language and CPUs
Robert Nixdorf
Knots, Ropes and Splices 101
Linda Polastri, Francesco Forastieri, Enrico Calore, Valentina Rolando
Papercraft Spectrometer
Matt Rose
UX your CV
Stewart Dunn
Fun Balloon Hats that Glow
Haiku: an introduction to Japanese poetry
Cara McIntosh
Dorset Buttons
Peter Jackson
Paper Circuits Workshop
An Impostor's Clay Workshop (and firing!)
Domen Puncer Kugler
Who is my phone talking to (setting up a man-in-the-middle attack)
Helen Leigh
Adorable electronics: craft-based making
Iain Sharp
Beginners guide to modular sound synthesizers using VCV Rack
Pippa King and Jen Persson
Age Appropriate Design Online — a new UK Code of Practice is coming
Genevieve Smith-Nunes
The Singularity: dance, digital ethics and datavis coding workshop
Matthew Little
Build a DIY EMF detector
Dan Nightingale
Light Painting / Light Writing
Karolina Alexiou
Drawing for techies
Adam Greig
Build a rocket
Federico Fasce
Tell stories in pixels and games
Steve Samuels
Carve your own Viking Drinking Horn!
Simon Bedford
The Art of the Taco
Richard Sewell
Titanium spork workshop
Darren Blaxcell -
Soldering, beginner to intermediate synth kit workshop
Sam Machin
We Built a Phone Network at EMF - AMA
Stephanie Pau
Speculative design of health and wellbeing in space (and other extreme environments) for future adventurers
Clare Yarnold
Learn to knit
Mike Haber
Drama, and what we'd like to do about it
Ben Dornan
Bookbinding and Boxmaking Techniques for Hackers
Christopher Wells
Chainmailling for beginners
Steve Samuels
Carve your own Viking Drinking Horn!
Maxine Green
Make a stove out of a recycled drinks can!
Matthew Pilling
Design Fiction – Using Science Fiction for invention
Katie Steckles
Introduction to Cryptic Crosswords
Colin Rowat
icibici workshop: a £20 brain-computer interface for your phone/tablet/etc.
Catherine Flick
Introduction to Dungeons and Dragons (and other RPGs and board games)!
University of Southampton - Computational Engineering and Design
Air quality sensor devices: Build, program and test.
Rich Metson
How to use a moddable hacking game as a tool for digital activism: a modding workshop
Ada Rose Cannon
Get started with Virtual Reality!
Em O'Sullivan
Building inclusive makerspaces
Vicki Winter
Yarn Making
Becky Stewart
Build a Wearable with Paper Circuitry and Bela Mini
Victor Loux
Introduction to web accessibility
Alison Kiddle
Making Maths with Modular Origami
Matthias Braendli
Software-Defined Radio Techniques for DAB Reception and Transmission
Iulian Arcus
Hackspaces round table
Kevin Lewis
Hebocon: Crappy Robot Workshop for Beginners
Frazer Merrick
Circuit Bending
Spencer owen
Build a Z80 Retro Computer Kit
Ben Dornan
Introduction to Japanese Bookbinding
jo franchetti
Swing dancing for engineers
Kinga Kieczkowska
NFC Nail Art
Elger / "Stitch"
Let's monitor the government - UK Edition
Intro to Basic Electronics
Kevin Lewis
Web Design for absolute beginners

Youth Workshop

Other Events

Friday 31 August 2018 11:00–13:00
Building the heptagram antiprism
Friday 31 August 2018 14:00–16:00
Surface Mount Electronics Assembly for Terrified Beginners
Friday 31 August 2018 14:00–15:00
Project Euler open session
Friday 31 August 2018 15:00–16:00
Building five intersecting tetrahedra out of wood
Friday 31 August 2018 16:00–18:00
Mathematical Crochet (and & continuing to build five tetrahedra)
Friday 31 August 2018 16:15–17:15
Sense without sight - TALK
Friday 31 August 2018 18:00–19:00
Two Rooms and a Boom
Friday 31 August 2018 19:00–22:30
Friday 31 August 2018 19:30–20:30
Sense without sight (workshop)
Friday 31 August 2018 20:30–22:30
Surface Mount Electronics Assembly for Terrified Beginners
Friday 31 August 2018 20:30–21:30
Sense without sight (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 10:00–11:00
Sense without sight (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 10:15–10:45
Braiding with braids
Saturday 1 September 2018 11:00–12:00
Bird Walk - meet at the antiprism
Saturday 1 September 2018 11:30–13:30
Designing and building your own accessibility accessories (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 12:00–13:00
Maths Origami - making five intersecting tetrahedra
Saturday 1 September 2018 14:00–17:30
Arduino for Total Newbies (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 14:00–15:00
Anamorphic perspective activity
Saturday 1 September 2018 16:00–17:00
Binary Keyrings (£3.50 materials charge)
Saturday 1 September 2018 17:40–18:10
Post-talk Q&A with Matthew Scroggs
Saturday 1 September 2018 17:50–18:20
Pre-talk Q&A with Hannah Fry
Saturday 1 September 2018 18:00–20:00
Poundshop Electronics (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 18:00–19:00
Two Rooms and a Boom
Saturday 1 September 2018 19:30–20:30
Sense without sight (workshop)
Saturday 1 September 2018 20:30–22:30
Surface Mount Electronics Assembly for Terrified Beginners
Saturday 1 September 2018 20:30–21:30
Sense without sight (workshop)
Sunday 2 September 2018 09:00–10:00
Crap yoga
Sunday 2 September 2018 10:00–11:00
Binary Keyrings (£3.50 materials charge)
Sunday 2 September 2018 10:30–12:30
Router workshop
Sunday 2 September 2018 11:00–12:00
Blind navigation workshop
Sunday 2 September 2018 12:00–13:00
Maths Origami - open session
Sunday 2 September 2018 12:00–13:00
Blind navigation workshop
Sunday 2 September 2018 13:00–15:30
ArduTouch music synthesizer (workshop)
Sunday 2 September 2018 14:15–14:45
Braiding with braids
Sunday 2 September 2018 16:00–19:00
CANCELED!!!!!! Geiger Counter Radiation Detectors
Sunday 2 September 2018 16:00–18:00
Surface Mount Electronics Assembly for Terrified Beginners
Sunday 2 September 2018 16:00–17:00
Project Euler open session
Sunday 2 September 2018 17:00–18:00
17.00 - 18.00: Binary Keyrings (if there is still demand; £3.50 materials charge)
Sunday 2 September 2018 18:30–19:00
Reliably joining square profiles without welding (demo)
Sunday 2 September 2018 19:20–20:20
Sense without sight (workshop)
Sunday 2 September 2018 20:30–21:30
Sunday 2 September 2018 21:10–22:10
Sense without sight (workshop)
Sunday 2 September 2018 21:30–22:30
Two Rooms and a Boom at Stage A