I recently presented a talk at a University of Manchester event trying to bridge the (supposed) gap between the arts and sciences. The talk was given in the Pecha Kucha format which requires the presenter to use 20 slides and to spend exactly 20 seconds on each slide. I thought it would be interesting to post this presentation on our… Read more →
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 →
Please find below a recording of the plenary talk given at our Playing God Workshop (31st May – 1st June) by television documentary producers and directors, Paul Sapin and Michael Waterhouse.
In the plenary they discuss making documentaries that explore the interface between science and religion, and their personal experiences being part of the religion department at the BBC, during a time when religious programming was being evermore marginalised within the schedule.
Session introduced and chaired by Ray Macauley. As ever, we encourage comments, feedback and discussion in the comments section below!
Click below to listen to an audio recording of the final roundtable discussion at last week’s (31st May – 1st June) Playing God Workshop. The discussion was led by Susan Gaines (University of Bremen), please feel free to respond to any of the discussion in the comments section below.
For a round up of the rest of the workshop see our Storify of the panels.
I am fascinated by how entertainment media is used as a communication tool – for science, for history, for politics, for knowledge. But all in the name of entertainment – and for me that’s the important part. Films, video games, and comics are made for entertainment purposes and this is why they are so significant. They are valuable sources for… Read more →