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#VirtualChernobyl on CBBC Newsround

#VirtualChernobyl on CBBC Newsround

This last few days, I have been working with an amazing group of people from Salford in producing the Virtual Chernobyl Experience around the 30th Anniversary of the Disaster.

This video is still the best overview of what we did.

All of these people need credit for their extraordinary efforts in making it happen. They all came through at short notice and put time in well beyond the job description and they are all yet more reasons for why I feel very lucky at Salford to have such talented, versatile people.  

They are:

  • Dr Mike Wood, Lead Scientist - will literally fly through the night to get the job done
  • Simon Campion - VR wizard who worked the Oculus content
  • Mikhail Polshaw - VR go to for 360 rendering at short notice
  • Dr Gary Kerr - sci comm agitator, evaluator, and all round 'can doer'
  • Ross Fawkes - science guy, PhD aspiring
  • Moo - puts radiation detectors on Reindeer
  • Rosie Mawdsley - Producing ninja at MSI Manchester
  • Justin Webb - Press master at MSI
  • Gareth Holllyman - Press 2.0 doer at Salford Uni
  • Nicol Caplin - the fastest sci comm'r in town. all the way up from Bristol
  • Darren Langlands - videographer at Salford Uni
  • ...and a whole bunch of STEM volunteers who went the extra mile

And here's what we did...CBBC Newsround

 

Communicating Chernobyl

Communicating Chernobyl

Over the last year, I've been working with Dr Mike Wood and Prof Nick Beresford on a NERC funded public engagement project, examining life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, 30 years later. As part of this, I was in Chernobyl this semester making films about the research consortium behind the work. 

This week, the team had a meeting near Oxford at which the films were launched. You can find a play list of them all here, or simply scroll through to  see what we did.

Communicating Chernobyl

Communicating Chernobyl

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I have spent the last week in Chernobyl with my Salford colleagues Dr Mike Wood and Professor Nick Beresford, as part of a programme funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. The week was spent visiting key sites around the Nuclear Reactor, including the reactor itself, along with doing some fieldwork. I have been working with Mike and Nick on a project called 'Alienated Life?' which is an artistic installation for Manchester Science Festival. I spent a lot of my time there producing films for the install and documenting what took place over the week. Films to follow.

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