Electromagnetic Field 2018

EMF 2018 was held between and at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Eastnor, Herefordshire, UK.

Below you can find a list of talks and workshops. You can find more memories from EMF 2018 on the Internet Archive.

Main Stages

Name Title
John Dingley 10 years building self-balancing ride on robots Has video
Ben Fitzgerald 101 Hacks for Late Soviet Water Towers Has video
Ruth Amos 5 things we can all learn from Flaming Pianos Has video
John Dalziel A brief history of Leap Seconds Has video
Libby Miller A cheap, remotely posable presence robot using a Raspberry Pi, webRTC and a few servos Has video
John Thurmond A Failure Enthusiast Has video
Lydia Kostopoulos A Magical Time To Be Alive Has video
Dr Marion Brooks Brooks-Bartlett A Mindful PhD
Fearn Bishop A Tour Through the Visualization Jungle Has video
Richard Westenra Actually, it's about ethics in software engineering Has video
Scott Pitkethly Adventures in DIY Electronic Instruments Has video
Andrew Jenner Adventures in retrocomputing Has video
Chemical Adam Adventures in somatosensory music, body hacking & beyond Has video
simon munnery Adventures in Undertent Heating Has video
Rob Miles AI Safety Has video
Cass May Algorithmic Light Art: How To Not Suck Has video
Dr Danny Webster An Introduction to Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Has video
Matt Denton Animatronics and robots in the movies with Matt Denton Has video
Chris Taylor Antiparticles and Geiger counters Has video
Mitch Altman ArduTouch music synthesizer -- music generation for newbies Has video
Andrejus Kostarevas Attacking Websites for Educational Purposes Only Has video
Lydia Nicholas Augmented Hilarity Has video
Mustafa Al-Bassam and Jake Davis Banned from encrypting Has video
Geo Meadows Beehive monitor based on Raspberry Pi Has video
PJ Evans Boiling Nemo - Make your own Internet of Things Has video
g5pw Bootstrapping a hackerspace Has video
Dr. Tyr Fothergill BRAAAAAAAINS: Archaeology and Philosophy of Zombies in Games Has video
Dominic Morrow Bricolage: a makers podcast LIVE Has video
Rehana Al-Soltane & Ed Hill BrightSign: Gesture Recognition and Talking Gloves Has video
Building a robot with MATLAB and Simulink Building a robot with MATLAB and Simulink Has video
Jessica Rose Burnout and Your Meat Computer Has video
Dan Smith & Laura Hyatt Car Hacking - Back to the future 1970’s style Part II Has video
Jonty Wareing Closing Ceremony Has video
Catherine Flick Codes of Ethics for tech: the hip old thing Has video
Matthew Ireland Computational Creativity Has video
Kev Sheldrake Cracking HiTag2 Crypto Has video
Nicolas Angelides Dark-Dark Dark-Matter Matter-Matter Has video
Alistair MacDonald Deploying a LoRaWAN network Has video
Dr. James Beeley Designing Custom Chips and Sensors and Lab-in-a-Pill Technology Has video
Tim Stoddard Developing Games for the Casino/Gaming Industry Has video
Edye Hoffmann Do you really want a robot in your old age? Has video
Tudor Tarlev Document & quantify informal learning Has video
Ed Locard Don't Feed Them After Midnight: Reverse-Engineering the Furby Connect Has video
David Croft, Will Hargrave EMF 2018 Infrastructure Review Has video
Matthew Garrett Everything you never wanted to know about smart lightbulbs Has video
Mike Curtis-Rouse Falling Faster Straight Down, or How Taking 3D Printing to New Heights Has video
Michael Dales From Idiot to Imposter: how to get started in a new field Has video
Laura James From making to maintaining Has video
Jane Charlesworth Full communism and free pickles - life lessons from Ursula K Le Guin Has video
Chromatouch Gravity Synth Has video
Mate Soos Hacking using SAT and SMT solvers
Hannah Fry Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine
Paul How does railway signalling work?
Ben Proctor How the Internet has changed emergencies Has video
Andy Vine How to Climb a Mountain. Has video
Sophie Lovejoy How to dispose of a body: a dead interesting talk Has video
Muhammad Sayed How to make a humanoid using a 3D printer, wheelchair, and ROS! Has video
Alia Sheikh How To Make a Movie at EMF Has video
Poppy and Jan Mosbacher How to Use Digital Tools to Make Clothes and Shoes Has video
Andreas Korn Hunting for (un)known particles Has video
Jake Davis & Iain Softley Iain Softley in conversation with Jake Davis Has video
Rachel Konichiwakitty Lesson 101: Making Fashion Tech & Human Organs Has video
Antonia Forster LGBTQIA+ Behaviour in Animals Has video
Robert Karpinski Life after Robot Wars Has video
Lightning Talks Lightning Talks Friday Has video
Lightning Talks Lightning Talks Saturday Has video
Lightning Talks Lightning Talks Sunday Has video
Jenny List Making And Understanding Real Cider Has video
Gavan Fantom Making music in the free and open-source world Has video
Helen Leigh Making the Mini.Mu, a sewable, codeable instrument for kids Has video
Matthew Scroggs Maths and Video Games Has video
Giles Greenway Never Mind the Molluscs: (Mis)Adventures in "Aggro-Rhythmic Composition" Has video
Matt Carroll Newsveillance Has video
Patrick O'Connor Numbers vs Resources: The History of Banking Has video
Sammy Open Bionics: Turning children with limb differences into bionic superheroes
merlin Open-Source Modular Tech Jewelry Has video
Jonty Wareing Opening Ceremony Has video
Michael Turner Orbs Game Explained Has video
Julia Hawkes-Reed Out daemons, out! Exploring depression through sweary automata. Has video
GeekyTim Pi Wars - Challenging kids (and adults) to build competitive robots Has video
Barney Livingston Poetoid Lyricam: A Camera That Takes Poems Has video
Matthew Hodgson Power to the people: liberating online communication with Matrix.org Has video
Maximus Ironthumper & Mark Tanner Project Awesome - Two Men, A Pipe Organ and A Russian Army Lorry. Has video
Scary Boots Richard Feynman: Dick. Has video
Ian B Dunne Science Magic...Magic Science Has video
Kate Devlin Sex Robots! The Truth Behind the Headlines Has video
Julius ter Pelkwijk SHA2017 - Behind the scenes of a hacker conference Has video
Gianluca Memoli Shaping sound Has video
James Harrison Shooting Lasers at the Countryside: An Introduction to Mobile Mapping Has video
Anna Ploszajski Smart Materials
Michelle Strickland Spider Silk: Hacking Nature's Strongest Fibre Has video
Sean Elvidge Sunny with a Mild Chance of Catastrophe
Kev Sheldrake Taking Over The World with Scratch Has video
Andrew Godwin Taming Terrain: Sculpting geoscapes from LiDAR Has video
Terence Eden The (Connected) House of Horrors Has video
Tony Abbey The 1949 EDSAC Computer Rebuild Has video
Kate Tolley The Art And Science Of The Motivational Corporate Anthem Has video
Emily Mayhew The Battle of Mosul: what does it mean to live in a post-Geneva Convention world
Chris Wright The Future of Invention Has video
Sarah Spencer The Knitting Network Printer Has video
Marek Ventur The making of TiLDA Mk4 Has video
Tim Pritlove The secret powers of podcasting Has video
Genevieve Smith-Nunes The Singularity: dance, digital ethics and datavis Has video
Kate Bolin The Story of Elmer McCurdy Has video
Rory Mangles The TIM Project: Building a relay computer from scrap Has video
Eric Drass aka shardcore The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth Has video
David Mills The use and abuse of CT scanners Has video
Henry Cooke Things That Go Bump On The Net Has video
jo franchetti Tweet My Wedding Dress Has video
Henry Sands Urban Beekeeping: How to get started Has video
Simon Bedford Using Machine Learning for Humanitarian Aims Has video
Norman Casagrande WaveNet, what's behind Google's voice Has video
Alastair Reid What makes processors fail - and how to prevent it Has video
Kat Joyce Who watches the watchers in Web PKI? Has video
Alec Muffett Why and How you should start using Onion Networking Has video
mc.fly Why automated number plate recognition systems suck Has video
James Capper WHY DID YOU MAKE THAT? Has video
Sarah Wiseman Why does 🍕 mean "I love you" : The ways that we use and misuse emoji Has video
Florence Schechter Why The World Needs A Vagina Museum Has video
Charvy Narain Why volunteers are unsung heroes of science Has video


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

Youth Workshops

Name Title
Noelle Aly Accessible Music Instruments
Florian Heine An introduction to leather stiching and embossing
Sway Grantham Art meets Light
Ben Dornan Bookbinding for Kids
Jeffrey Roe / Christian Kortenhorst Bridge Building
Adam Greig Build a rocket
Stewart Dunn Fun Balloon Hats that Glow
Andrew Mulholland Hacking Unicorns - Intro to programming/3D printing
Maiz-E Kids Disco
Harm Boertien Lego Mindstorms workshop
Kate Davis Let's build!
Alison Kiddle Making Maths with Modular Origami
Fiona French Making paracord people
Andrew Mulholland Painting with light - Build and paint with your own "Glowie"
Peter Jackson Paper Circuits Workshop
Sarah Purdie Pom Poms
Emma Markham Slime Workshop
Sarah Montague Willow wand making


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