How much science fiction is based on fact and what happens when writers work with scientists to create new stories?
Writers Sara Maitland and Michael Arditti join their scientific collaborators Dr Jennifer Rowntree, an evolutionary ecologist, and Dr John Harrison, a geneticist, to read from their work and to discuss how research ideas are used creatively in the writing process.
With the great advancements of science and technology in the last century, some even reflecting the almost predictive work of past science fiction authors, how has new science fiction adapted to new ideas? Is the genre still just for entertainment, or do science fiction writers have an obligation to connect science with the public and teach new ideas?
Watch the webcast with Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Fry, Wendy Hall, Jim Haseloff and Bill Thompson of our Future Technologies event.
The beautiful AirPenguin and AirJelly[fish] are every child's (and adult's) dream remote controlled toy. Gracefully swimming through the air with a body of helium, it's amazing to see the movements these biomechatronic animals make. But what are they for?
Watch interviews with Brian Greene, Philip Glass and Al and Al as they talk about Icarus at the Edge of Time, which has its European premiere at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2010, at Southbank Centre, London.
What happened when BBC Radio 4 brought Brian Cox and Robin Ince and their Infinite Monkey Cage to See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts?
They tempted Jonathan Ross, graphic novelist Alan Moore and string theorist Brian Greene into their cage (which looked suspiciously like Purcell Room) for a chat about science, science fiction and giant chickens.
In today’s society we are storing an ever increasing number of memories in the virtual world. ‘Forgetting to Forget’ will encourage discussion and open up the debate on the impact of technology on memory recall whilst exploring the possibility that memories are purposefully being forgotten.
Professor John Harris is Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics at University of Manchester, and a leading commentator on the relationship between science, ethics and innovation.
He's participating in Tuesday's Cafe Scientifique, Who needs men anyway? and answers our quick questions:
Watch the webcast with Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Fry, Wendy Hall, Jim Haseloff and Bill Thompson.