ATOMIC radio is a six-part radio series bringing you stories from the long relationship between the arts and the science of X-ray crystallography, featuring conversations with artists, designers and scientists, new writing and original sound artworks.
X-ray crystallography, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is a science that reveals the invisible, the tiny atomic structures of molecules and crystals – and it has been quietly influencing art and design for decades.
Each episode spotlights a different piece of art or design prompted by the science of atoms, featuring interviews with the designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, artist Conrad Shawcross, science writer Georgina Ferry and the X-ray crystallographer Stephen Curry and many more. Hear past shows by visiting our episode pages.
ATOMIC radio is a part of the Resonance 104.4 FM Science Museum residency and part of the 2014 International Year of Crystallography. It is supported by the Science Museum Art Programme.
Broadcasting on Fridays at 4.30pm GMT beginning the 23rd of May on Resonance 104.4 FM and online (if you live outside London, you can listen live here).
The series is part of Emily Candela‘s AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award research between the Royal College of Art and the Science Museum and it’s made by Emily Candela, Chris Dixon, Emmett Glynn and Sam Conran.
Find out more about the show here.
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