April 8, 2013
We’re coming back to Latitude!
Come find us in the Faraway Forest with some tasty treats to tickle your grey matter…
What does the brain sound like? Join us and our giant brain as we take you through a range of recordings – from firing neurons to hissing hair cells and singing cortices – and discover how much we can learn about the brain just by listening to it.
Jelly Brain Dissection
Come dissect, discuss and digest the most complex thing in the known universe: jelly, set in the shape of your marvellous cortex. Explore the evolutionary history of the brain as we serve up a range of delectable panna cotta models from across the animal kingdom.
April 15, 2010
It started at the Secret Garden Party three years ago, when our founder had grown tired of pushing people down hillsides on pimped out trikes..
Small but perfectly formed, the 2007 genesis of Science Camp at the Secret Garden Party hosted eight talks and performances, including world-infamous gerontologist Aubrey de Grey (he explains on TED why he thinks we can live forever), and fractal explorer Billy Rood, and an exposition on the effects of hallucinogens on the brain.
The following year we more than quintupled in size, staging more than 40 talks, performances and interactive experiments at the Secret Garden Party, including Oxford physicist David McKay, who went on to publish a runaway hit book on sustainable energy, astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell, and Times columnist Ed Cooke. In the spirit of science by stealth, we re-christened ourselves with a fitting moniker: Guerilla Science. As Zoe put it at the time, “We assault your senses with reality.”
Things have only grown ever since, largely thanks to a generous grant from the STFC.
August 8, 2009
“Some of you may have come to the festival to have the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, and I’d like to talk a bit about what might be happening in your brain when you do those things.”
“Does anybody here like music? That’s an easy question.”
“Not every society has writing or agriculture – but every single one on the face of the earth has music.”
“Music can bring you into an altered reality where you lose track of time, track of sense, and gain that real emotional connection to the task you are carrying out.”
“We all have endorphins and adrenaline running through our bodies right now – you’re smiling so you must be feeling good.”
Featuring Jessica Grahn, Mortem Kringelbach, Gianna Cassidy, Zoe Cormier, Richard Bowdler, Jenny Wong, Adrian Owen, the Beatbox Laboratory, and Accelerated Learning with MC Inja.
Recorded at Latitude and the Secret Garden Party in July 2009 by Tom Mustill.
August 1, 2009
“Maybe particles aren’t jelly – maybe they are bits of string.”
“We had a whole street lined with dejected physicists, clawing at the fence.”
“We can’t see UV light, so we can make it any colour we like. So we have a green sun.”
“Imagine there’s a party of physicists. Well you might think that could never happen, a party of physicists? What’s going on?”
Featuring Helen Mason, Helen Keen, Martin White, Ben Allanach, Jon Butterworth, John Zarnecki, Nikolai Berkoff, the Traveling Observatory, the Pink Limo, and the Universe. Recorded in July 2009 by Tom Mustill at Latitude and the Secret Garden Party.