September 27, 2010
Highlights from Guerilla Science’s 2010 summer season at the Secret Garden Party, Lovebox and the Secret Cinema’s homage to Blade Runner. Featuring explosions, flame tubes, mad chemists, flavour feasts, neural maps and tasty experiments.
August 12, 2010
Photographer Kevin Rooney, whose lovely portfolio can be perused here and his flickr site explored here (Pandy Cants – what a handle), has kindly said we could post his stellar pics of chemist Dr Andrew Szydlo’s explosive perfomance at Lovebox this past July.
The wonderful Dr Szydlo not only wowed the crowd with fire, smoke, bangs, and booms, he happily let us bill him in the programme as a “mad scientist” who would “blow shit up”. We love him.
We were introduced to the wonderful Dr Szydlo by his assistant and former student Ben Dives, who had the good (some would say incredible) fortune to have the good doc for A-level chemistry. If only all teachers were like this.
More pics on our flickr site here.
Nonetheless, photos do not do this man justice. You will have to wait for the full video to truly appreciate the spectacle of Dr Andrew Szydlo: chemist, actor, and unparalleled showman.
He blew the lids off garbage cans. He made rainbow water. He played the violin. He showed us the beauty and the spectacle of chemistry. And he blew tennis balls so high into the sky we thought they might land far afield on the head of some unlucky hipster (if only).
Dr Szydlo: half chemist, half amazing.
July 7, 2010
We’ll set music alight, find out how to speak to people in comas, and blow some shit up. Come find us with Bearded Kitten under the Cat Flap in London’s Victoria Park at the Lovebox weekend music festival.
Saturday July 17
Anthem For Lovebox: Score our festival soundtrack, 1230-1300
Music psychologist Gianna Cassidy and singer songwriter Eoghan Colgan invite you to create a festival anthem exploring how we experience music through technology, from downloading on the move to transforming into a Guitar Hero in your living room
Waking the dead? Speaking to people in comas, 1300-1315
Are people in vegetative states really unconscious? Neuroscientist Adrian Owen has used brain scans to show that sometimes people in comas are conscious but unable to communicate. Fascinating – as well as terrifying.
Mad Scientist: Dr Syzdlo Blows shit up, 1315-1345
Catch a set of spectacular experiments by crazy chemist Dr Syzdlo: he plays the bugle, turns water into magic, and blows the lids off garbage cans. Come discover the secrets of what makes the best bang.
Sonic Fire: Setting music alight, 1345-1400
We throw music, fire and bass together for an unmissable performance. Steve Mould will literally change the way you see sound using a Reuben’s tube to reveal the shapes of sonic waves with a string of dancing flames.