Katrine Solvaag & Gary Robinson: This Is Science

The first challenge we put our poets and scientists through at Experimental Words is a speed-writing exercise. Your title is This is Science. Go! Here's an awesome effort from Katrine Solvaag that I saw her write in approximately ten minutes after talking with Dr. Gary Robinson during the recent Canterbury edition of Experimental Words. 

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Kieren King & Dan Poole: This Is Science

Here's another quick-response poem with the title This Is Science from Manchester's Experimental Words pairing session, following on from this one by Elise and Pippa. Read poet Kieren King and Dr. Daniel Poole's delicious(?) response to the prompt!

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Elise Hadgraft & Pippa Kennedy: This Is Science

One of my favourite parts of the Experimental Words project is our meet-up day, during which we pair up the poets and scientists for the first time. To figure out who should go with who, Sam and I have a super-advanced cloud-powered machine-learning algorithm. Actually, we just ask the poets which scientific areas interest them most, have a quick think about performance styles, and make the best guess we can. Anyway! 

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Experimental Words: Begin!

After running two Experimental Words trials in Manchester through the generosity of Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Science Festival, and once in Edinburgh as part of the Greenhouse Gas U.K. and Global Emissions project, we're thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council England funding to make the project happen again!

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