Dr Paolo Gerbaudo discusses the use of social media by political activists, including those involved in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. He also examines the ways in which social media can be used by the state as a tool of repression.
Dr Btihaj Ajana discusses the importance of privacy in contemporary society and how digital technologies are changing our understanding of what privacy is.
Prof Alex Callinicos reveals how Orwell's politics and the world in which he lived shaped his vision of 1984.
Dr Btihaj Ajana discusses surveillance in contemporary society and its relationship to the image of the surveillance state imagined by George Orwell in 1984.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gareth Smith shares his experience of treating mental illness with the cast and creative team of The Effect.
Dr Mark Payton, the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of the biopharmaceutical company Oxagen, explains how new drugs are developed and why drug development is vitally important for our future health.
Psychopharmacologist, Val Curran, on the science behind The Effect.
Aimee Dumbleton gives an insider’s view of what it is like to take part in a clinical drugs trial.
Dr.Chris Chambers explains how cognitive neuroscientists use techniques such as fMRI and TMS to investigate how our brains work.
Val Curran, Professor of Psychopharmacology (UCL), demonstrates the placebo effect.