Whales can be some of the largest animals ever to have lived. Their nostrils can be wide enough for a person to stick their head in, so their sneezes should be truly spectacular. Read my recent article.
I’ve spent the last couple of days filming a small conference and set of seminars at the British Psychological Society in London.
This proved truly fascinating and the chair Professor Paul Grantham really brought this subject, solution focused brief therapy, to life. I briefly studied some neuroscience as part of my undergraduate degree in cybernetics and AI, but this is the first time I’ve really been engaged with academics in the field of psychology.
What was really special about this filming work though was that it was part of a live webcast. The platform used, Oli Gaffikin’s Global Podium, is a great piece of kit! It’s not just a very robust video streaming service, but it really places remote participants in the heart of the seminar environment by means of a parallel stream for additional material, slides, videos etc… Remote participants can interact with their in-situ peers through a specialised messaging service.
In June 2013 the Science Museum teamed up with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and theatre company non zero one to create ‘LIFE: A healthy game of chance and choice’.
Visitors picked up a paper ‘Pal’ and took them on a journey through LIFE. The aim of the game was to find out what is important for a long and healthy life. LIFE featured live games with MRC scientists, interactive theatre and a series of short talks.