Biomedical Computing at Hastings Innovation Centre If you were doing a doctorate in worms would you see yourself in the future developing software? Perhaps not an obvious route, but one James Densem has taken, who started Biomedical Computing Ltd 20 years ago. Worms are ecosystem engineers, making channels for air and water and converting leaves … Continue reading Chameleon and worms fuel IT business
On March 30th 2016 at Jimmy’s No 43 in Greenwich Village, New York, an event was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of archy, the cockroach poet invented by Don Marquis for his column ‘Sun Dial’ in The Evening Sun. Marquis, was a poet, playwright, writer of 35 novels and journalist for … Continue reading archy bugs Shakespeare.
"In the middle of the journey of life, I came to myself within a dark wood" (Dante). Waking in the night I sometimes wonder if Kirsten Reynolds is in a wood somewhere or by a lake. Alone, dressed in black, melting into the shadows, she is setting up her time-lapse camera, putting her coloured light … Continue reading Kirsten Reynolds. The Elegance of the Maverick.
Director Otto Bell. 2016 This outstanding documentary shows a young Mongolian girl breaking with the traditional male preserve of eagle hunting. We're fascinated by her joyous connection with her eagle, the harsh environment, her father who trains her; and as we sit, centrally-heated and post feminist, we're amused by the elders' grumpy opposition. We glimpse … Continue reading The Eagle Huntress.
"Being Penny" Director Keith Rodway 2016 "Hijra- India's Third Gender" Director Michael Yorke 1991. Electric Palace 21st January. "Being Penny" follows on from "Becoming Penny" which recorded the journey of transgender Penny Panaji from male to female. Keith said that from the first moment, she was just Penny: neither male, female nor transgender. This directness … Continue reading Exploring the Liminal.
This portrayal of the relationship between Jacqueline Dupre and her sister, met fulsome praise and bitter criticism when it was released. If you have never met an artist, or a child, you may experience this film as ‘an astoundingly rich and subtle exploration of sibling rivalry and the volcanic collisions of love and resentment’ ( … Continue reading Hilary and Jackie. Director Anand Tucker 1998
By Simone Witney On the west coast of Turkey, near the town of Balat, lie the ruins of Miletus, which in the 6th century BCE, was the most important city in the Greek world. Here Anaximander was brought up, in a city teeming with traders from Ethiopia, the Ukraine, Italy, France, Asia Minor and the … Continue reading No WIMPS* in this Dark Matter