Narrative: friend to engagement, foe to science?

When a soldier known only as Patient 39 awakes from a coma with no memory, so begins the search to discover his identity and past. This is the teaser for a short film, Patient 39, which I am currently working on. As part of my involvement I have been speaking to our science consultant, Professor … Continue reading Narrative: friend to engagement, foe to science?

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