Josh Fisher is a colleague of my husband, Kevin Tu. They are both scientists that do research that seems too complex to give a cute label to. Josh currently holds a post-doc position at Oxford University doing something with climate models. My eyes always glaze over whenever science talk starts so anything that makes science a little more fun, I'm all for.
Did you know that there is an annual science dance contest? I didn't either. Well leave it to the internet, there is a contest where scientists can dance their PhD thesis. This is Josh's entry:
Visit the contest website if you dare, but be warned it is pretty hard core science stuff.
I did like this entry by Sommer Genrty, an Assistant Professor of Mathmatics at the US Naval Acadamy:
The information from the site states: This dance is NOT choreographed. Dorry is leading spontaneously, and Sommer is really blindfolded. The dancers are wearing black to draw attention to the arms, where the haptic communication (the only communication that the follower gets from the leader) is occurring.
I like that Sommer's dance is all about trust and communication. These issues seem to be critical in my life right now. It is a great feeling when clients trust that you will lead them in the right direction and I'm trying to be more trusting with people in my life as well.
Thanks Josh for letting me post your video and I hope you win your category.