December 7, 2013
December 5, 2013
Halloween species surgery, by facepaint!
As part of the festivities, Dr Moreau’s Species Surgery set up shop. Our team helped horrified revelers accept the amazing evolutionary advantages of becoming a monster.
Nice warm coat. Good night vision. The animal lovers choice!
Taking its cue from the mind altering Toxoplasma gondii mouse parasite, our innovative zombie surgery will have have you fitting right in with all the ‘brainy’ people.
Wendy and Phil promote our 2-for-1 vampire special: For the bloody minded.
The Cal Academy’s team made dreams reality – by facepaint! Of course, the Guerilla Science Lab Rat was on hand to make sure it all ran smoothly.
One of the Lab Rats somehow made it all the way to California!
Special thanks to acting troupe Ben Cedars, Adrian Vazquez, and Karola Kreitmair who teamed up with local graduate students Wendy Ingram, Kelly Schiabor and Phil Cleves, and Cal Academy scientist Vanessa Knutson. More photos are available on our Flickr site.
October 13, 2013
We were delighted to be invited on board the Floating Cinema last month, as we set sail along the Regent’s Canal from Mile End to Limehouse Basin and back, searching for the many invasive plants and animals that have made their home in London’s waterways.
Jon examines a crayfish trap
Joining us to lead our nature-tour-with-a-twist were aquatic ecologist Jon Grey and crayfish conservation expert Lydia Robbins. They brought along a range of species (alive and pickled!) that had been retrieved from the local area – from demon shrimp and crayfish, to goldfish, Chinese mitten crabs, and even a terrapin. Along the way we attempted – sadly unsuccessfully – to trap some Signal Crayfish, while Jon and Lydia pointed out various invasive species and explained their impacts on the local ecosystem.
Jon gets to grips with an invasive Red Swamp Crayfish
Getting hands on with invasive species…
The pickled specimens
Looking for invasive species in the Regent’s Canal
On the way back, Jon mapped the canal’s ecosystem using a large graph and two flavours of Club biscuit – orange for invasive and mint for invasive…
October 10, 2013
Where: 399 Webster Street, San Francisco, California USA
When: October 19th, 8pm to 5am
Reviving the Age of Reason: A huge costume party set in the Enlightenment! A blend of spectacular performances, science and period culture, mixed with music, art, and interactive theatre.
The plague; salons; opera; art; the coffee shop debates; astronomy; jugglers; and the coming of a new age. Expect to be entertained and immersed for a night of fun in this fantastical venue.
The party is joint endeavor by the experimental living project, The Embassy Network, the science-art events organization, Guerilla Science, and you!
Everyone is welcome. In particular, we would love to see creatives, artists, actors and those who have never been to the Embassy before.
Costumes are strongly recommended.
Donations on the door – $10-15 recommended – to cover costs (non-profit event). Free to professional educators. Please bring relevant ID.
Please bring your own bottle.
The party promises to include some of the most exciting features of Enlightenment:
- Electric Venus/Adonis – a chance to kiss static-electricity, by kissing a gorgeous person (both sexes available).
- Plague doctors and peasants – a actor-driven, interactive theater, plague-themed game across the whole party.
- Jugglers, jesters and singers – using performers to set the historical scene.
- Coffee shop debates – drawing on the history of public debates with actors in character.
- Galileo’s bedroom – star gazing, intimately.