Author Archives: jessicawallis

A new wave of expert

Zooniverse first emerged with Planet Hunters in December 2010. Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers from all around the globe to help researchers deal with floods of data. Planet Hunters sifted through … Continue reading

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Colombia calling

Ahead of emigrating to Colombia I have been channeling my energy into understanding the history and current climate of the complex country. Two recent films to emerge out of Colombia that have aided my research are Chocolate of Peace by Gwen Burnyeat and … Continue reading

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Botanical garden vs scafolding mound

I love botanical gardens and have been to many different ones around the world, from the Eden Projects in Cornwall to smaller scale tropical plots in Viñales, Cuba. These gardens have a purpose to educate and create humbling sanctuaries to showcase the … Continue reading

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James Lovelock

James Lovelock James Lovelock is described as an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist. He proposed the Gaia theory – the idea that Earth functions as a self-regulating system, as a living organism does. Everything on (and to the very core … Continue reading

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Visualising warfare

Here are two projects, one by artist Isao Hashimoto, and the other by the incredible Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The first maps the testing of nuclear bombs around the world from 1945 to 1998, colour coordinated to mark the country … Continue reading

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Do you trust your senses?

This week another story emerged in the media about a city appearing in the clouds on 7 October – this time in Foshan in the Guangdong province of China. Image of cloud city above Foshan, 2015 (source unknown) I’m not … Continue reading

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Curious Incident

I haven’t lived with, nor have I been close to someone with autism. Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, first published in 2005,  was my first insight into the mind and domestic stresses of someone … Continue reading

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