Thomas Forth

Creative Technologist

I founded imactivate in 2013 to make real objects digitally active.

My first product augments physical books for children with real-time translations and human voices so that parents can read to their children in languages they don’t know. I am also creating prototypes to provide multi-lingual interactive audio guides for museums based on exhibit recognition.

Prior to founding imactivate I completed my a PhD in the Systems Biology of Malaria at the University of Leeds. My popular tool for manually building small metabolic networks (<500 reactions) is now available on my website.

My interests are varied so I’ve worked on lots of different projects. The best-known of them is the Guardian Comment Generator which has had over 200,000 unique hits to date.

Twitter: @thomasforth