Sunday, 22 March 2009

The Great Sperm Race - Exclusive - Review: The Science of Sperm - Channel 4

Review: The Science of Sperm - Channel 4
I am a great believer in peer review, and I'm really pleased that we have published the scientific treatment for The Great Sperm Race on Channel 4. We commissioned this as part of the development process in the run-up to our decision to part-fund the programme. It enabled us to canvass scientific opinions on the scientific content separate from the conceptual treatment. We've included the reviewers' comments as part of the document and I hope this will give a clear insight into the process.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Remix our video

Have a look at the remixable version of the video we told you about in our previous post. Like what you see? Go to the Tree of Life website and download it. Make your own version and share it too.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The Tree of Life is growing

Since launching the website, we've had over 30,000 unique visitors, and our video has been viewed over 55,000 times. And now, our Tree of Life is growing:

Interactive Tree of Life – UPDATED
Now, you can study the interactive tree as you watch the associated video, swapping between the two as often as you like. And now there’s information, provided by Open University, on all the creatures in the animation. Go to the interactive.

Remixable versions of the Tree of Life video animation – NEW
This new version of the video is available to download, remix and share under Creative Commons licence BY-NC-SA 2.0 UK. Add a voiceover or different music and share your version of the Tree of Life. The videos are available in standard and high definitions. Check out the different videos.

There's still more to come in the next couple of months:

Teaching resources – such as worksheets for students and lesson ideas for teachers – will be available on the website in spring.

More source files will be added to the website too. Take your pick of Photoshop, Maya and .jpg files depicting key moments in the animation. You will be able to use these to build your own presentations, graphics, animations and even construct your own interactive tree.

As always, we're keen to receive any feedback you might have on the Tree of Life. Let us know what you think.