ATOMIC radio

ATOMIC radio is a six-part radio series bringing 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, the X-ray crystallographer Stephen Curry and many more.

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. The first episode was broadcast live on Friday 23rd May at 4.30pm GMT, and successive episodes will be broadcast at weekly intervals  on Resonance 104.4 FM and online. 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 was made by Emily Candela, Chris Dixon, Emmett Glynn and Sam Conran.

Details of each episode will be available on the IYCr 2014 website