A man and a woman

I’m in the process of transcribing some of my Flash animations to video, since Flash won’t work on any browsers after the end of 2020.

This is the fourth part of my 2007 adaptation of Wallace Stevens’ poem ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’. The background to this video is taken from ‘Femme se promenant dans une foret exotique’ (‘Woman Walking in an Exotic Forest’) by Le Douanier Rousseau.

Dr Hairy’s Podcast: Interview No 1

This is the first in what we hope will be a series of interviews with interesting people involved in medical research. In this one we talk to Dr Alexander Jarasch, founder of CovidGraph (https://covidgraph.org), a non-profit research and communication platform encompassing over 40,000 publications, case statistics, genes and functions, molecular data and much more. Their aim is to use graph database technology to help researchers quickly and efficiently find their way through COVID-19 datasets. It’s mind boggling stuff!

Three Minds

Three Minds

I’m in the process of transcribing some of my Flash animations to video, since Flash won’t work on any browsers after the end of 2020.

This is the second part of my 2007 adaptation of Wallace Stevens’ poem ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird’.

Dr Hairy’s Podcast No 10

This month, Dr David Hindmarsh and Julian Le Saux discuss articles from the BMJ, Digital Health and elsewhere:

  • Could better connecting of data lead to a cure for Covid-19? (https://www.digitalhealth.net/2020/09/could-better-connecting-of-data-lead-to-a-cure-for-covid-19)
  • Covid 19: a fork in the road for general practice (BMJ m3709)
  • Fifteen year quality of life outcomes in men with localised prostate cancer (BMJ m3503)
  • Taking a wellbeing years approach to policy choice (BMJ m3853)
  • When to release the lockdown? A wellbeing framework for analysing costs and benefits (Centre for Economic Performance, Occasional Paper no 49)

Visit http://www.drhairy.org/index.php/dr-hairys-research-podcasts to find out more.

The Christmas Robins, picture 11

“‘Don’t peck his nose,’ said Mary, who was sitting next to the manger. ‘He’s only just been born.’
So she gave them some bread.
‘Thanks very much,’ said Robbie.
‘That bread’s stale,’ said Ropey.
‘I like it best when it’s stale,’ said Rupert. ‘Stale bread is super!’
‘Why did you come here?’ said Mary.
‘We heard the angel telling the shepherds about Christmas,’ said Robbie. ‘So we thought we’d come too.’
‘I’m ever so glad we did,’ said Rupert.
‘It was a blooming long way,’ said Ropey. ‘And now we’ve got to go back.'”

From the new picture book by myself and Mollie Macgregor-Kinnis.

The Christmas Robins, picture 9

“I been standing out here gettin frosbite
inna black night, feels like a fortnite
cos a shiny angel all dress in white
come down a beam of light, into my field, right?
and he says to the shepherds no need for fright
cos a new kinda prince bein born tonite
he gonna lift the lowly to a new height
he gonna fix up the wrong and gonna make it right
he gonna fix up the blind man and give him sight
and the unrequited gonna get his requite
and you can find this prince ’bout midnight
inna tumbledown shed fulla candle light
lyin in a manger wrap up in white
if you follow that star that’s a-­shinin bright”

From the new picture book by myself and Mollie Macgregor-Kinnis