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For this episode, I talk to comedian and writer Robin Ince and writer and director Trent Burton about what started in 2011 as a documentary project and has now become the application “The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome”.
In the words of Richard Feynman, “We are matter with curiosity.”
The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome is there to help – as a guide to modern thoughts on why we are as we are and why the Universe is as it is. Leading scientists, writers and performers expressing their love of how far the human imagination combined with scientific thinking can get us.
Designed to be easily approachable and understandable to people who may not have picked up a science book since they left school, TIMOTCG will cover all sciences and will be updated every month with new ideas, people, theories, explanations and videos of science’s most recent endeavours. It’s like an interactive magazine-documentary-TV show all in one. All of the interviews and video contained is brand new, shot exclusively for TIMOTCG.
Whether it is Richard Dawkins taking a good fifteen minutes to explain the selfish gene theory or Helen Czerski detailing the importance of bubbles, it will be an entertaining resource, but also an inspiration to dig further into these topics. And TIMOTCG makes the digging easier with plenty of external links to more articles, papers and videos right inside the app.
Check out the new October update on the official site at http://cosmicgenome.com and follow developments on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cosmicgenome
Theme songs are “P&P” by Derek K. Miller of www.penmachine.com and “Leap Second” by Milton Mermikides, of www.miltonmermikides.com. Song used with kind permission in this episode: “Pale Blue Dot” by Ice Core Scientist.
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