Check out material connected to Forskning til Folket (Science For Most People), an initiative applying participatory theatre in science education and public dissemination:
- Podcasts (in Norwegian);
- Lecture "Immunology and Vaccine" offered to the general public (adults and young people) schools, organisations and work places;
Science To the People presents findings from the Bergen Covid-19 Research Group at the University of Bergen. I bring the flannel board and use it to explain why some people get very ill when infected with Sars-CoV2, while others experience no symptoms. Why can Covid-19 be dangerous for the elderly, while most children barely experience discomfort in the throat? How close are we to a vaccine now, and why should you bother to get vaccinated when you yourself are unlikely to get sick from the virus? This offer included lectures, theatre and film about Covid-19. Topics covered are antibodies, antigens, immune response and quackery in the time of the Corona. But first and foremost, you have the opportunity to ask the questions everyone ponders on depending on the latest article in the newspaper, the current number of infections or the latest report on vaccines.
Pick and choose from the offers: films, lecture and Dr. Kvakk Salver.
Source: Forskning til Folket
- Theatre performance "Vilde Virus and the Vaccination" of popular science on vaccines and immunology for children offered to schools and other organisations;
Experience the encounter of a joyous little virus with ruthless immune defence soldiers searing with revenge. Vilde Virus finally meets her superior: The vindictive Vaccination. The vaccination notifies the immune system about her arrival and provides combat training to all police cells. Then one lovely day when the virus bounces around the bloodstream suspecting nothing, she suddenly gets arrested by police cells and imprisoned by Fagus Ferdinand who simply eats her. Tough luck for her, but good for us who don’t need to get sick. Who is the hero and who is the villain here?
In this performance we illustrate the basis of a vaccine. A lab-coated vaccine researcher t from the audience gets to pick Vilde Virus apart and make a vaccine out of her. A nurse is allowed to prick someobody’s skin with a monumental syringe. Science To the People play the role of a dishevelled professor who organizes drafting and training of young aspiring immune cells. They are responsible of defending our body against invading organisms. The audience makes up the army and attack Vilde Virus when she least expects it. They send her directly to the great Fagus Ferdinand, who devours her. End of story, there is nothing left of her. A real tragedy, but no scarier than the kids make it on their own.
Source: Forskning til Folket
- Short films about viruses and the immune system;