Aug 062018

Stephen Ingram

Stephen Ingram
Bio
I’ve worked with Dave and Lisa for a few years now at Bristol University and came to know of the project through our shared interest in virtual reality. I’m currently studying towards a PhD in Chemistry, researching the reactions that take place and the particles that are formed in the atmosphere. As part of the PhD I’ve done outreach events using VR, for example at science fiction conventions. I also worked alongside climate scientists in Irvine in California earlier this year.

I’m interested in how how placing humans within a molecular simulation and allowing feedback between them can drive new discoveries, accelerate reactions or help find new ways of understanding the science. We’ve found that dancers and other embodied individuals are especially good at this and can ‘feel’ the natural frequencies and tolerances of the system. The Figuring project is a larger scale attempt to explore that and I hope to help on the back and front end in whatever ways I can.