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I first met Nelly back in 2016 whilst Worldwide FM was broadcasting from LA, for WeTransfer’s ‘How We Do LA’ event. The day I was due to fly home to London, I spent a fun couple hours wandering around The Museum of Contemporary Art with her and WT Creative Director Laszlito Kovacs. So, when I began with Strrr TV a year later, Nelly’s was one of the first names that popped into my mind as potential future hosts, so it’s a delight to have got her involved in the Strrr project. I learned a great deal from her episode which has led me to explore a load of her selections, so I’d recommend you give it a watch here.

Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun is a formidable creative force in the world of experiential design. Using interdisciplinary approaches, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios create wildly diverse events and experiences, collaborating with organisations such as NASA, The European Space Agency and The SETI Institute. Nelly is the author and director of two feature length movies, and fulfils a plethora of roles working with and consulting for organisations such as the UN, XL Recordings, Lego and Mattel. Most recently, Nelly has teamed up with the Sandberg Instituut and WeTransfer to launch the University of the Underground, a free postgraduate university supporting unconventional research practices. In her episode of Strrr TV, Nelly picks videos featuring her most inspirational directors, artists, dance moves, and more.

Nelly is currently running The University of the Underground,  which is a a fascinatingly ambitious project. Check it out.

Next episode I produced for Strrr TV is Lewisham’s finest, Novelist.

We Are Europe 2020

I'm very excited to have been asked to be part of the We Are Europe activities for 2020 alongside a number of people whose work I really admire. We Are Europe, the European cooperation project that was launched in 2015  is embarking a new 3-year cycle (2019-2021)...

Best of 2019 List

Having really enjoyed other people's end of year lists, I thought I'd put a list together that runs through some of the discoveries I've made, or moments I've enjoyed in 2019. It's a list of everything from podcasts, to music, to videos. If you find something...

BBC Voice & AI

In October I began working with the team at BBC Voice & AI, helping them with their forthcoming beeb voice assistant. It's been fascinating contributing to this process of shaping the assistant's persona, as the team develop their remarkably ambitious project. The...

The Guardian – Politics Weekly

Off the back of the Guardian Voice Lab project, as well as doing some development work on a forthcoming series due in the autumn, I had the opportunity to produce Politics Weekly for the month of May. Here are a couple of highlight episodes for me, from the four-week...

The Voice Lab – Guardian Briefing

We launched our second project at The Guardian Voice Lab this week! It's a flash briefing that combined human and synthetic voice, which was a lot of fun work on. Working with SSML was a new experience for me, and although working in code was daunting initially, it's...

The Guardian Voice Lab – Articles

One of our responsibilities on The Voice Lab has been to write weekly blog posts about our progress. As Editorial Lead within the team, my posts have approached the meeting point that exists in voice between software developers and editorial/content creators, from the...

The Guardian Voice Lab

At the end of October I was offered a role working on a new initiative from The Guardian developing audio content for Google's Home smart speaker and Google Assistant. Guardian News & Media is pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Voice Lab - an in-house team...