Birdsong: An Escape From The Noise
Audio / Science

Birdsong: An Escape From The Noise

I was interested to read today about a new research project being undertaken, to investigate the psychological impacts of exposure to birdsong. In particular the project will look at how birdsong affects our psychological state, including its effect on mood, attention and sense of creativity. The research is being conducted as a joint collaboration between the … Continue reading

BOOM! – It’s the Royal Institution
Science / Video

BOOM! – It’s the Royal Institution

I’ve just finished my first month at the the Royal Institution where I’ve been helping with a new online project, which will hopefully be knocking everyone’s socks off once it goes live. So watch this space. Today I popped into the lecture theatre to watch Professor Chris Bishop as he prepared for his upcoming ‘Science of … Continue reading

Making a racket on the Soundwall
Audio / Interviews / Radio / Science

Making a racket on the Soundwall

So today I was very excited because I got the chance to play around with Lotto Lab’s Soundwall – a mammouth interactive speaker array, currently housed at the Science Museum in London. The wall features a total of 77 speakers and is controlled via the use of a handy touch screen interface. The interface allows the … Continue reading

Audio tour: Hospital mortuary
Audio / Science

Audio tour: Hospital mortuary

Continuing with the rather morbid theme is another short audio piece based around a hospital mortuary, taken from my ongoing radio project which is probing contemporary attitudes to death. What’s interesting is that mortuaries are notoriously hard to find within hospitals, they’re rarely signposted and often kept out of sight from patients and staff. It … Continue reading