How can we responsibly explore the unknown?
Watch the seventh and final episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!
Produced in partnership with ASU Center for Science and the Imagination
Reanimation! is a seven-part series created by seven animation teams and 12 scientists, writers, engineers, physicists, and an archaeologist, on the lasting impact of Shelley’s famous work.
Each episode waxes poetic about different scientific, ethical, and philosophical domains and the lessons we’ve collectively learned from Dr. Frankenstein’s mistakes and triumphs.
In the seventh and final episode, Playing God, Britt Wray, science communicator, Sara Imari Walker, theoretical physicist, and Genevieve Dewar, paleoanthropologist and archaeologist, discuss how open, ethical debates between researchers and the public are the only way forward when dealing with the unknown. With whirlwind animation by the stop-motion animator Caitlin Craggs and sound by Skillbard.
- Narrated by Britt Wray, science communicator, writer and producer; Sara Walker, theoretical physicist and astrobiologist; Ben Novak, ecologist and biologist; and Genevieve Dewar, paleoanthropologist and archaeologist
- Directed and Animated by Caitlin Craggs
- Sound and Music by Skillbard
- Producer Harriet Bailey
- Senior Producer Nadja Oertelt
- Executive Producers Ed Finn and Bob Beard
- A Co-Production of Massive Science and Plympton
- Produced for the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project at Arizona State University
- In partnership with the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab
- Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation