Archive for the Science Category
Infonation/Big Tree have been short-listed by the Wellcome Trust for a broadcast development award for their documentary series Julian Clary Wants To live Forever. The award which is intended to fund in depth research for the series, will be decided at a live pitching session at this year’s Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
Infonation in partnership with German producer Thomas Bausenwein, have developed a four part television series which looks at the existential risks posed by unregulated scientific development. Drawing on the work of series adviser Prof. Nick Bostrom, director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, the series will focus on Nanotechnology, the threat of Nuclear terrorism, Biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence.
In association with the extensive work carried out for the NHS new technology programme, Infonation has just produced a new video featuring the work of some of the UK’s leading industrial designers. The Design Bugs Out programme is intended to bring innovative product design to bear on many of the familiar items of furniture which are found on hospital wards. The designers were specifically tasked with designing out aspects of the products which might harbour bugs and create infection risks to patients.
Infonation have just completed a five month long project for the NHS HCAI Technology Innovation Programme. The programme which focuses on the role that new technologies can play in fighting hospital acquired infection, requited an extensive filming schedule. The resulting series of eight videos are being made available to NHS staff through a dedicated website. Infonation was also engaged to produce a series of additional videos for the HCAI Awards ceremony, held at Chelsea football stadium. The project, which reflects our long established association with the NHS,also involved graphic design and web delivery.
Infonation announces the launch of a new television series and internet project, Earth On The Edge. Earth On The Edge will focus on the scientific and social aspects of climate change and aims to become a comprehensive resource for proactive responses to global warming. The project, which is based on the proven success of our science and technology series The Edge, will introduce extensive web broadcast elements and involve international viewer participation. The project represents our recognition of the dynamic changes effecting distribution and the need to develop more engaging formats to address global audiences.
Infonation is working closely with the British Council on its Climate Change initiative, providing key elements of its Low Carbon Futures social networking project. To date the work has involved developing an integrated social networking model, utilising video, podcast, photography and textual content. This is an ongoing project which offers exciting possibilities in using a Web 2.0 model to bring climate issues to a global youth audience.
Infonation’s long running science and technology series, The Edge, has just been released on two special edition DVD’s. Each series of twelve half-hour documentaries, is package in a three DVD set with foreign language subtitles. The availability of this popular series on DVD will greatly extended the audience and enabled them to be used in an academic as well as a broadcast context. The Edge is the latest Infonation series to have a DVD release, following on from Britain: The Big Picture and Beyond Babel, both of which received awards for their innovative use of DVD in a factual context.
Infonation Corporate has won the contract to produce a video for NHS Estates to support their Protected Mealtimes initiative. The video, which will be shot in three hospitals around the UK, will introduce the practice and implementation of providing patients with uninterrupted mealtimes. The video will also be used for training purposes and will be distributed on CD ROM throughout the NHS.