Sometimes we get the strangest ideas in the most unlikely moments and this was certainly one of them.
The idea for “Outbreak!”, an interactive street game which brings together film-makers, game designers and scientists came to me as I was brushing my teeth, one cold grey winter morning. I had been playing in my head with the idea of creating an event that could engage people of different ages and backgrounds in an active way around the topic of public health, but until that point I hadn't quite figured out how.
Then, all of a sudden, something clicked and I rushed to my phone to call Jana, a friend who specialises, among many other things, in games design. It didn’t take long to get her and Dr. Joanne Pennock, immunologist from the University of Manchester, involved in the project and before I knew it we were working towards the most unconventional and bizarre science communication project I have ever been involved in.
By Greta, Outbreak
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