Series of short films launched that showcase research innovation at the intersections of Sciences and the Arts and Humanities

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The AHRC Science in Culture Theme is delighted to launch a series of short films produced as part of an Ignite event held at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 26th March.

Science in Culture Ignite 2014 was an opportunity for Early Career researchers, working at the intersections of Sciences and the Arts and Humanities, to present their research in 5 minutes. Speakers addressed a wide range of topics from data visualisation to art therapies, avant garde technologies and how we interact with animals.

The Ignite format is a demanding one (5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide) that requires the very best communication skills. It is also a uniquely engaging format allowing an audience to get short and engaging insights into a range of different research projects. Short films of all fourteen presentations are available to watch here.

An introductory film, produced at the event, provides an insight into the AHRC Science in Culture Theme and also introduces the 3 Large Grant projects funded as part of the Theme: Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Centuries; Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human- Chicken Interactions and Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception.

Professor Barry C Smith, AHRC Leadership Fellow for the Science in Culture Theme commented ‘The Science in Culture Ignite event exceeded our expectations. It was a powerful example of how well one can present an idea in five minutes; what we got was the essence of the research. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from these Early Career Researchers in the future.’