January 20, 2012
Lost Lectures: Jelly Brain Dissection
We were delighted to be part of the launch of the Lost Lectures, a new night of (in their own words) “enchanting talks from secret locations”. Or, as founder Julian Kosicki described it, “a bit like TED meets Secret Cinema“. Each of the six speakers per evening has just twelve minutes to distill their ideas into one unforgettable talk – full details here.
Coming from the worlds of science, art, tech, music, entertainment, design, business, and the environment, speakers included Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of the best selling Cloudspotter’s Guide and winner of The Royal Society Best Science Book award for his new book The Wavewatcher’s Companion, David Barrie, a social entrepreneur and the creative brains behind The People’s Supermarket, and Regine De Batty, author of We-Make-Money-Not-Art.
For the interval, we served up Jelly Brains: vanilla panna cotta and raspberry jelly cerebrums prepared by GS Creative Director Jenny Wong. UCL neuroscientists and cortex-carvers Dr Zarinah Agnew and Dr Becky Lawson were on hand to explain the function of each part of the jiggly (and tasty) specimens as we diced them up.
Who knew the most complex object in the known universe could taste so good.