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Exciting Award News

March 1, 2016 — by Olivia
A major shout out to Mark and Guerilla Science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science!  Mark has received the society's 2015 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science for his guerilla methods of public engagement. Officially, for “his broad range of...
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How we built the Fire Organ

August 17, 2015 — by louis
This guest blog post is from Matthew Duckett, a Guerilla Science collaborator and structural engineer with Buro Happold. Matt and his colleagues worked with us to build the Fire Organ, a flaming tower of awesomeness that's touring the UK throughout summer and autumn 2015. My first...
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A Circus of Art

July 22, 2015 — by Linn
I was oddly reminded of moths drawn, like little fuzzy magnets, to a porch light. I hovered around our fire organ with my camera, feeling small in the larger-than-life atmosphere of “Precompression.” I’d wandered around the grounds at the raucous pre-Burning Man party at industrial arts...
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The Art of Light

July 16, 2015 — by Mark
Mary Boole was a bad-ass mathematician of the 19th Century and happy proponent of learning through playing. She brought into focus a wonderful paradigm for visualizing the shapes of numbers through the simple and intuitive medium of curve stitching.  Also known as string art, curve...
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Seeing The Light

July 10, 2015 — by Olivia
I met myself in a dream, And I just wanna tell you, everything was alright. Hey, now, baby, I'm beginning to see the light. —Lou Reed My first time in a high power laser laboratory was disorienting to say the least. To gain entry, I had to suit up in clean room garb, put protective blue...
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Participatory Science at FIGMENT

July 7, 2015 — by Mark
This guest blog post is from Zach Kopciak, theatrical performer and longtime Guerilla Science collaborator.  Zach worked with us to produce a diverse programme of events for Figment Festival, held on Governor's Island in New York in June 2015. As a theatre artist working with scientists, I...
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