SciComm Stories

014 - Playful Science with Jon Spooner

August 03, 2020 Amanda Mathieson Season 2 Episode 14
SciComm Stories
014 - Playful Science with Jon Spooner
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SciComm Stories
014 - Playful Science with Jon Spooner
Aug 03, 2020 Season 2 Episode 14
Amanda Mathieson

This week we chat to artist and Director of Human Space Flight Operations for the Unlimited Space Agency; Jon Spooner. After dabbling in various science and arts projects, Jon found a way to ‘hack himself into space’, backed by a mixture of scientists, astronauts, and members of the public. This has spiralled into some fantastic immersive projects, theatre shows, escape rooms and interactive missions, all led by the Unlimited Space Agency. Through his anecdotes we explore the importance of being playful with science and how this can lead to engagement, not only of children but also researchers!

Unlimited Theatre: https://unlimited.earth/   
Unlimited Space Agency: https://unspaceagency.earth/  
How to Save the Earth: https://howtosavethe.earth/  

Credits:  
Dream of the forest (jazzy mix) by articom (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.  http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/articom/61177

Show Notes

This week we chat to artist and Director of Human Space Flight Operations for the Unlimited Space Agency; Jon Spooner. After dabbling in various science and arts projects, Jon found a way to ‘hack himself into space’, backed by a mixture of scientists, astronauts, and members of the public. This has spiralled into some fantastic immersive projects, theatre shows, escape rooms and interactive missions, all led by the Unlimited Space Agency. Through his anecdotes we explore the importance of being playful with science and how this can lead to engagement, not only of children but also researchers!

Unlimited Theatre: https://unlimited.earth/   
Unlimited Space Agency: https://unspaceagency.earth/  
How to Save the Earth: https://howtosavethe.earth/  

Credits:  
Dream of the forest (jazzy mix) by articom (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.  http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/articom/61177