Iván Carrillo, a 2016-17 fellow, made this five-minute video for KSJ and Undark as an end-of-semester project, talking with a range of scientists, mostly at MIT and Harvard, about a range of topics: imagination, creativity, doubt, our planet’s place in the universe.
“The video is a small sample of a larger project,” says Carrillo, who came to KSJ from a position as anchor of “Los Observadores,” a national television program in Mexico that explores scientific innovation. “I still do not know if it could become a longer video or a book or a site. I think that what
I´m looking for is creating a mosaic of voices and opinions around these issues, and exploring the emotional and reflective part of science.” He chose these scientists “for their power of inspiration and their great passion for what they do — but also I´m looking for those that have a critical and deep reflective sense about their activity.”