Extreme emotions

Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial. This is the name of the TV programme, shown on Channel 4 over two nights this week, which will examine the effects of MDMA (the active component of the class A illegal drug ecstasy) on the human body. Title sound a little sensational? Well yes, it is, but at the … Continue reading Extreme emotions

Emotional engagement

'It's very important that scientists work with artists in my opinion, because science produces facts that go to the head. Art produces beautiful things that mainly go to the heart. And if you want to influence people, you can influence the head but if you want them to act you really have to go through … Continue reading Emotional engagement

What science communication could take away from a poem in New York

One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes—I can't even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there's a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life. From ‘Meditations in an Emergency’ by Frank O’Hara ********** The … Continue reading What science communication could take away from a poem in New York

The Litmus Paper – days 4 and 5

Click on the pictures below to see the final two issues of this year's Litmus Paper. DesignScience Associate Phillip Kent produced programmed design solutions for each of the covers, which also exist online. The code is freely accessible enabling anyone to do their own programming and create new designs. Download the code you find here, modify it, … Continue reading The Litmus Paper – days 4 and 5