Day the First-and-then-some – August 17/18th 2013 *pictures will be added asap!* Since I have actually received the feedback sentence “use fewer words” on my drafts, this diary will be bullet points and casual wording only. I am presently sitting in a massive flat in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, PRC, still slightly woozy, but fairly happy … More Fieldwork has to start somewhere
First, a spot of news. For two weeks starting Monday, I will finally be at the Science Museum in London, learning the ropes and hopefully doing some preliminary work ahead of my fieldwork. I will attempt to do a daily journal podcast entry, which will mostly be for my own benefit, but you are welcome … More A different kind of entry
I wandered past an episode of the Garfield show on television, and then spent a full ten minutes shamelessly scrolling through the online archives. As a science communicator, this one reinforced my belief in my cause… …although that is not saying I would not watch “Mr. Pituitary Gland’s clubhouse” – the pituitary gland does control … More Social media truths
It’s half-term, a grand time for being stuck in traffic. Cue the in-car games, resplendent saviours of younger people’s ennui, and older people’s eardrums. “Are we there yet?” is not just a family-film cliché. Sometimes in-car games birth strange things (dirty minds, go away); this is one of them. Enjoy. For the record, this is … More Podcast the Second – Explosives
First things first – I almost wanted to use an interrobang in the title. Such a fetching name for a punctuation mark. Back to the title. I have – and I believe I am not alone – been questioned about why I use twitter, and what I think about it. An acquaintance is responsible for … More “What’s so good about twitter?!”
…well, elements of physics, not the whole subject matter(s). I came across Symmetry Magazine‘s excellent archive of simple explanations about complicated phenomena, and decided it should be passed on for interest. The descriptions are not misleading and shed fair light on topics that have often been bathed in unnecessary jargon. Worth at least a coffee … More Physics explained in 60 seconds
The blog has been rather sad and neglected recently. I am still alive though (barely), putting together my masters project and drinking shocking amounts of tea. I will be back within a week (after the deadline), and possibly with a new format… Since that stop-motion film (it’s under “Portfolio”), I have been tempted to make … More Blog drought. Suggestions for cures accepted.