Fiction Meets Science (FMS) is an international research group that brings together scholars and creative practitioners from across the world to explore the literary and social implications of ‘fiction writers [who] have been creating new kinds of stories about science—its practices and concepts, people and institutions, products and societal fall-out’. FMS is based in Bremen in Germany where David and… Read more →
Bluegrass, Beards, Tattoos, and Stem Cells: The Broken Circle Breakdown and the Human View on Science and Technology
Uncertainty is an important aspect of scientific work and it is no secret that progress is a less straightforward path than what is presented in research councils’ calls for proposals, or national and EU strategy plans. The conflict between actual research output and expectations that are raised can be difficult to articulate, unless one finds stories that can make the… Read more →
Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics, Oh My!
Of late, the undead and science have become rather familiar (if not unusual) bedfellows, with a host of monsters providing the foundation for some rather quirky public engagement. The Monsters, Microbiology and Mathematics Team – MoMiMa for short – based at Manchester Metropolitan University, have their fair share of experience wrestling werewolves, vilifying vampires and zombie … zombie … well,… Read more →