Episode 9: Leila Johnston on digital art, artificial intelligence and robot crows

We chat to Leila Johnston, artist, technologist and digital curator at Site Gallery.

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In episode 9 of the Sheffield Digital podcast, we are joined by the fantastic Leila Johnston. Leila is an artist, technologist, curator, consultant, journalist and plenty of other things too. It was great to speak to her about what she’s currently working on, including her role as digital curator at Site Gallery.

What else did we cover? Well, there was a potted history of Leila’s career so far, her thoughts on artificial intelligence and crowdfunding, mermaids, building a robot crow, and a look at Sheffield’s digital art scene. There was something for everyone and I think you’ll really enjoy listening.

As per usual, we followed the interview with a look at what’s going on in Sheffield’s digital sector at the moment. That includes the launch of the new Sheffield Digital Skills Action Plan website, Chris’ visit from a Chinese delegation of senior economists, and a run through some upcoming events in the city.

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Notes and links

Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode nine.

Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know.

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Thank you for the music

Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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