Award-winning writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram is the musical tour guide
What: The Giant Walkthrough Brain
Who: Science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram and his band, the Free Radicals
When: Saturday, January 30, 5 p.m.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1435 Water Street
Jay Ingram, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, wants to take you on a scientific, yet musical, tour of the brain.
Part science, part art, and part musical, The Giant Walkthrough Brain is a tour of the most complex and fascinating organ in the human body. The original music by the world’s first science band, The Free Radicals, and cutting-edge computer visualization create an immersive, and unprecedented, voyage. Ingram is the on-stage tour guide as the audience ventures into the giant virtual brain.
Inspired by neurosurgeon Joseph Bogen’s vision to build a 60-storey science museum of the human brain to educate large numbers of people, The Giant Walkthrough Brain combines Ingram’s masterful story-telling with vivid and anatomically-correct models.
Since its debut in 2014, to a sold-out audience in Calgary’s TELUS Spark Planetarium, The Giant Walkthrough Brain has fascinated its audiences — young and old. In 2015, the show won the Canadian Science Writer’s Award for Science Communication.
UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development hosts this event on January 30, at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to explore one of the most mysterious organs in the human body with one of Canada’s great story-tellers.
This event is free, takes place at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and is open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is recommended: giantwalkthroughbrainkelowna.eventbrite.ca