Daily Archives: June 5, 2009

Bruce Grasps the Big Idea


What is this man doing?

What is this man doing?


So I gave a talk at the Cheltenham Science Festival last night and the Times recorded the event for posterity. After the talk I was approached by a persistent young lady who was incredibly persuasive in getting me to hand over my slides so that they could upload the whole lecture to the Times online site. The problem I have with this is that I am reluctant to hand over material that I have taken time to collect and can easily be used out of context. But my goodness she easily got me to hand everything over. But I outwitted her. Because I use the really groovy but somewhat obscure Mac platform “Keynote” for my presentation they had no way of opening the file and indeed none of my brilliant images and movies were copied. Ha Ha… to you young lady-  I left you with an empty file!

But it would appear that the Times has had the last laugh. They have put up an edited version of the talk anyway and  have this image  up on their site of me frozen in a particularly stupid grimace and pose. Now for some fun. What is the invisible thing I appear to be grasping, feeling or massaging? Let your imagination go.


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