Leila Johnston

Writer, technologist and broadcaster Leila is fascinated by contemporary maker culture and espouses ‘doing things you’re not supposed to’ with ideas and systems wherever possible. She is the co-creator of successful ‘geek culture’ podcast Shift Run Stop, the author of three humour books and the founder of several sell-out event series, including apocalypse-themed ‘The Event’, and performance tech night, Hack Circus – which she has recently launched as a magazine. Always working on the borders of technology and art, she was a ‘technologist in residence’ at Sheffield’s Site Gallery in 2012, writes on hacking for WIRED UK, and currently works for a magician.