Post Podcast – Episode II – Jessica Jones, Human Rights, and Ethics

Post Podcast – Episode II – Jessica Jones, Human Rights, and Ethics
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On April 2nd 2019, BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II took place at the Aula Auditorium at TU Delft. The focus was on genetic engineering, CRISPR/Cas9, and Jessica Jones.

In this third post-podcast for Episode II, you’ll hear from two more speakers from the live event. Florence Warren and Lara van Meurs are students based at Leiden University. Between October 2018 and January 2019, they worked on a project based on CRISPR/Cas as part of a minor in Responsible Innovation. In conversation with host Barry Fitzgerald, Florence and Lara discuss their project, human rights, ethics, and superheroes.

You can also watch BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II from April 2nd 2019 online, including Charlotte’s talk, at the link: https://youtu.be/D5yCGhVgV9Q.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft (Twitter: @sgtudelft) and BW Science. It is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Post Podcast – Episode II – Jessica Jones, Bioethics, and Bio-art

Post Podcast – Episode II – Jessica Jones, Bioethics, and Bio-art
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On April 2nd 2019, BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II took place at the Aula Auditorium at TU Delft. The focus was on genetic engineering, CRISPR/Cas9, and Jessica Jones.

In this second post-podcast for the event, you’ll hear from two more speakers from the live event. Britte Bouchaut is a PhD student in Biotechnology and Society at TU Delft, and Lucas Evers is based at Waag Amsterdam where he runs the Open WetLab. In conversation with host Barry Fitzgerald, Britte and Lucas discuss bioethics, bioart, genetic engineering, their own work, and of course superheroes.

You can also watch BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II from April 2nd 2019 online, including Charlotte’s talk, at the link: https://youtu.be/D5yCGhVgV9Q.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft (Twitter: @sgtudelft) and BW Science. It is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Preview of Next Live Event: Episode II – Genetic Engineering

Preview of Next Live Event: Episode II – Genetic Engineering
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A preview of BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II, which takes place at the Aula Auditorium on the TU Delft campus on Tuesday April 2nd 2019 from 19.30 – 21.00.

The focus of Episode II is genetic engineering and the main characters to be discussed during the event are Jessica Jones and the X-Men.

The podcast includes details of the speakers, the superheroes and superpower of interest, and some study suggestions in terms of Netflix superhero series.

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science is organised by Studium Generale Delft and BW Science, and is hosted by superhero scientist and TU Delft researcher Barry Fitzgerald (Twitter: @BWScienceNow).

Superhero Scientist to speak at the Imagine Film Festival

Superhero Scientist Imagine Film Festival

Superhero Scientist Barry Fitzgerald at the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, April 2019

It’s been a while since I blogged due to a very busy travel schedule over the last few months as well as a lot of work-related tasks that needed to get done.

Perhaps the best way to reboot the blog for 2019 is highlight an upcoming talk that I’ll be giving in Amsterdam as part of the Imagine Film Festival.  Yes, on Sunday April 14th 2019, I’ll be speaking at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam. With so many superhero films due out over the coming weeks and months, it’s an exciting time to be a superhero fan, in particular one who dreams about having superpowers. For the Imagine Film Festival I’ll be covering many superpowers, superheroes, and a whole lot more.

You can check out my interview about my talk right here. Hope to see you in Amsterdam at the Imagine Film Festival.

Think super!

BWF

Awaiting the Superhero Extravaganza

It seems that 2017 is rocketing by with the end of January fast approaching. While many are still grappling with New Years resolutions and others planning their summer holidays, I find myself these days impatiently waiting for the start of the Superhero Cinematic Adventures for 2017.

While many will include the new Power Rangers film in their superhero list I’m limiting myself to the superhero films from Marvel and DC. This year all four film studios – Fox, Warner Bros., Sony and Disney – will be releasing at least one superhero adventure over the course of the year.

But before we get a chance to see Thor and the Hulk team up in Thor:Ragnarok or Batman recruit the Flash, Cyborg and Aquanman for the Justice League, the first film to kick-off the superhero extravaganza for 2017 will be Logan, which is released at the start of March. The film sees Hugh Jackman take on the role of Wolverine for one last time on the big screen (Naturally many, including me, are holding out hope that Ryan Reynolds can convince Jackman to return for a Deadpool-Wolverine crossover film in the future). Jackman is joined by Patrick Stewart who plays Professor Xavier. Set in the year 2029, the film follows the fortunes of Xavier and Jackman in a desolate future where mutants seem to have vanished, bar Wolverine and Professor X.

I must admit that I was a little disappointed with the first two Wolverine films and that Wolverine has had his best moments in the ensemble films, in particular X-Men:Days of Future Past. Fingers crossed that Logan delivers and that the fans will have a Wolverine cinematic adventure to truly appreciate.

As we close in on the first superhero film of the year I’m busy working on new materials for my 2017 workshops. I’ve got some exciting ideas already in place. I’ll keep you posted on these in the coming weeks and months.

BWF

Secrets Soars into 2017 with Studium Generale talk in Eindhoven

So it’s 2017 and it’s another year. After an epic 2016 and a very busy promotion schedule at the end of the year for “Secret Science of Santa Claus” 2017 kicked off with a talk in de Blauwe Zaal at TU Eindhoven as part of the program for Stadium Generale.

An audience of more than 200 people attended and met by a wave of superhero facts, trivia and clips as the talk opened with a trailer for the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming which reaches cinemas in July 2017. After testing their superhero knowledge, the audience were taken on a short tour of the science behind possibly creating the superpowers of their favourite heroes.

The Vision, Iron Man, the Invisible Woman and Spider-Man were all the subject of discussion. And the powers of these four superheroes will also be the subject of a huge presentation I’m giving next week at the Physics@Veldhoven conference. Stay tuned for further updates over the coming days on that event!

BWF

Superhero Secrets revealed on NEMO Kennislink

dreaming of superpowers

Earlier this month I was interviewed by Robert Visscher for an online article about Secrets of Superhero Science. Before the interview Robert had read the book and I certainly could tell that this was the case. He had a wide range of questions with some focusing on specific aspects or sections of the chapters in the book. During the interview, we discussed the current state of superhero films, my favourite superheroes and their films, the science behind the Iron Man suit, invisibility and the X-Men.

This week Robert published a fantastic article based on the interview on the website for NEMO Kennislink. The interview is in Dutch so it’s a perfect way for you to practice your Dutch. To read the article just click here.

BWF