The Apocalypse in Art and Science

While there are certainly solutions to be titrated and calculators to be tapped in the service of science, the other side of the story is rarely told, where groundbreaking ideas and technologies are discovered in visions and eureka moments. These may arrive in a dream or on the night-bus, during malarial delirium or a psychedelic adventure.

This talk collects the stories of revelation that gave us virtual reality and the AC motor, the theories of gravity and special relativity, structural theory in chemistry and the Calvin cycle in botany.

July 2013, at Teddy Bear Talks in Brighton