Brighton Science Festival: Sunday 10 February
Think the living dead, and you think gore-filled video nasties. Brighton Sci-Fest’s headlining event, Zombie Science – Worst Case Scenario, is none of this and is decidedly family friendly! Theoretical ‘Zombiologist’ Doctor Austin gives audiences a layman’s essential guide: how to deal with a zombie outbreak.
A tongue-in-cheek performance, Dr Austin teaches spectators ‘essential’ zombie-science: how an infection spreads, the genetic theory behind zombie-reanimation and hopes for future gene therapy cures. Using the zombie outbreak as the basis of discussion, this expert guide teaches the audience how to identify, contain and potentially eradicate the ‘disease’. With an abundance of crowd participation, spectators deliberate and decide what action they would take (to run or to hide?), and Dr Austin delivers witty and novel solutions for both adults and children to survive this impending fictional threat.
A hilarious, insightful show – that even manages some real-life relevance – is an absolute must for would-be-survivors young and old.
This article was written for digital science magazine Guru Magazine, for which I am currently Food Guru. Guru magazine is a brilliant innovation: a crowd-sourced magazine bringing you fun and entertaining articles around the theme of science but without all the jargon! Perfect for anyone with an inquisitive mind, Einstein IQ not required!