by Matthew Cobb
Here are some links to a TV pilot I have made along with five scientific colleagues/friends – David Kirby (biologist and historian), Alastair Reynolds (astronomer and SF writer), Danielle George (radio engineer), Aravind Vijayaraghavan (nanotechnologist) and Sheena Cruickshank (immunologist) (all of us except Alastair are from the University of Manchester). The programmes were made by my pal Mark Gorton, who came up with this rather cool way of recording us…
The subject of discussion is: Are there aliens?
Our 60-minute chat – which is the kind of discussion that you’d have in the pub, or round the dinner table, pooling our scientific knowledge, and above all our ignorance – has been split into four videos, each of about 15 minutes. If you have time, we’d be very interested in your comments, both on the form and the content.
You’ll see that in this raw footage, which has just been posted to YouTube, it’s basically just us chatting, so you could listen to it like it was a radio programme if you are busy – do the ironing while listening! Each of the four videos covers a different aspect of the issue.