About the programme

(Algo|Afro) Futures was founded in 2021 by Antonio Roberts and Alex McLean.

You can watch co-founder Antonio Roberts deliver a presentation at Pervasive Media Studios where he covers the first two years of (Algo|Afro) Futures and his motivations behind starting it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZSxJhJxQOA


Antonio Roberts

Photo by Marcin Sz

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound. He is critically engaged with the themes surrounding network culture and in his practice explores how technology continues to shape ideas of creation, ownership, and authorship. As a performing visual artist and musician he utilises live coding techniques to demystify technology and reveal its design decisions, limitations, and creative potential.


Tyger Blue

Tyger Blue is a UK based worker in rhythms, frequency and intensity. His vision is to extend the understanding of the transformative powers of computational art, to challenge perception through individual, collective and institutional change. He enjoys working with experimental software such as TidalCycles to curate otherworldly sonic experiences and unlock new found potentials within electronic music. Photo by Matt Favero


Previous mentors


Vivid Projects

The project is run in partnership with Vivid Projects, a non-profit company supporting media arts practice. Founded in 2012 and based in Birmingham, we encourage innovation, risk and experimentation in artistic practice. We are committed to a diversity of practice and encourage historic and contemporary engagement with cultural and sub-cultural histories. Our work is made public through an ambitious programme of events and exhibitions on and off-site, created in collaboration with artists, producers, thinkers and researchers.



For any questions about the programme please contact Antonio Roberts at algoafrofutures@gmail.com.