Science and Poetry projects Dan has worked on.
Biology meets balladry as leading scientists are paired with some of Manchester’s finest spoken-word artists to collaborate on a new performance, celebrating the creative similarities between science and the performing arts. The result? A diverse display of rhyme, rhythm and reason. Created by Dan Simpson and Dr. Sam Illingworth.
Weatherfronts is a series of poems on the subject of climate change, commissioned by TippingPoint, Spread the Word, and Free Word. Climate change is already having a significant impact on the planet, and its effects will continue to grow. In these poems Dan reflects the substantial disruption and damage already occurring, in the structure and form of a moving text.
See the poems here: www.weatherfronts.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk.
Since the beginning of scientific discovery, poets have written about science; while scientists have written poetry. In this live performance, poet Dan Simpson and scientist Dr Sam Illingworth consider the artistic value and scientific integrity of the two worlds, and how they interact. Performed at Edinburgh Fringe and Manchester Science Festival.
"introduces, play-fights with, and eventually dismantles the idea that there is an insurmountable opposition between ‘perfect/cold’ science and ‘irrelevant/beautiful’ poetry." - The Sick of the Fringe
A commission from UCL's Engineering Exchange to write a poem about the social side of engineering, and to judge the public competition.
Read the poem here: www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/engineering-exchange