Saturday, May 31, 2008

Blog Update

I've posted only a few times, but I realize that i might be the only person actually viewing this blog. In which case - hello me! Love my work...

The Mythopedia is at layout stage now, and also in the hands of Adam and Jamie (apparently). I'm loving the layout and even gaining a curious satisfaction from finding the photos...who would have thought?

So then, what's next?

What is next is a new book but this time for a different television show. This time we're going closer to home. We're taking ... inventions.

More details soon!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Science Show

Sunday, April 6th 2008

Just watched most of a documentary from the BBC called 'Human Being Version 2.0'.

Sadly, this was still a science documentary version 1.0.

I remember reading about all those experiments, ideas and personalities when I was working for a small television production company in 2003/04. I even interviewed and developed stories with some of their talent.

And yet this was science documentary 2008. Surely science has moved faster than that? Is Ray Kurzweil still the most interesting person in the world of post humanism? Is M. Nicolelis still leading the world of brian science?

Perhaps, but ... the music! The mock-horror of the voiceover! The tediously slow roll out of ideas, subservient to the 'sexy' images.

There is a way that science and ideas can exist in a fast, exciting and even comic way ON TELEVISION (still the greatest communications device yet demonstrated to billions). It's... the In Conversation meets The Glass House. I call it Boff'n.

The concept is that you get six or seven smart, funny, well-read and connected people (three or so regulars, three or so guests) and they go hammer an tongs on ideas and science, personal beliefs and intuitions, in front of a live audience, with the very occasional throw to a video package or animation.

Anyone interested in a pilot?