Alom Shaha: my first video post

I’ve started filming bits and pieces for the film this week and have got two great interviews with Adam Hart-Davis and Sue Blackmore in the can. Below is a video which Luke, Savo and I shot yesterday afternoon - we did a bunch of shorts like this which each give one reason why science is important. I’ll be putting one of these up every week over the next few weeks. Let me know what you think.


  1. Posted November 14, 2008 at 5:54 PM | Permalink | Reply

    A well made point Alom. I look forward to more videos!

  2. Hannah
    Posted November 15, 2008 at 12:56 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Nice one Mr. Shaha.

    Looking foward to the rest.

    You should've done one about our Party popper thing.

    That was funnn.

  3. Geek guy
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM | Permalink | Reply

    This video seems to be asking the question of not so much 'why science' but when is science a thing of fact and when is it a thing of illusion. It seems to suggest that science is not science when it is taken out of context and used to create an illusion of reality. The film then deliberately exposes itself as an illusion through keeping in the edit cuts at the end. The question is is whether this a Brechtian device and if so to what purpose, or is it an example of Post Modern statement. If it is the first then it must ask us, the audience, to consider what the motives of its maker and presumably begs us to ask the question whether the subject is science or the maker of the films. If it is intended as a post modernist statement then it must be asking us to view this film as being ironic. Perhaps Mr Shaha in this films is asking us to reconsider all of the previous information we have gathered from this site in both of these lights, in which case this is an extremely clever piece of film making.

  4. Matt
    Posted November 19, 2008 at 5:12 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Great video Alom. Good to see you in front of the camera for a change.

  5. Posted November 22, 2008 at 11:48 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Nice. Simple. More please.

  6. Fiona K
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 8:02 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Great video Alom!

  7. Federico von der Pahlen
    Posted July 21, 2009 at 7:15 AM | Permalink | Reply

    This simple experiment shows that science helps making us free by letting us know and judge the world by ourselves.
    I find you are great in getting the message and I hope that you are successful getting you message through!

  8. Mark Ed Jones
    Posted July 25, 2009 at 2:27 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Tasty video Alom, very beautifully and powerfully makes a point. it would be good to have a set of these as "snippets" to show in the classroom. By the way, I want one of those!

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