21 June 2005

Genomic Dub Collective

I love nerds! Meet the Genomic Dub Collective and blending of reggae and science.

To give birth to a new musical genre, Genomic Dub, that:

  • engages the interest, quickens the pulse and hi-jacks the brain of the listener.
  • encodes biological sequence data into dub music.
  • celebrates the achievements of science, particularly in the field of genomics.
  • celebrates the lives and works of scientists engaged in biomedical science.
  • highlights the common threads that link current scientific and social issues with the past, with a particular emphasis on the lives and works of Erasmus and Charles Darwin, Haile Selassie (Ras Tafari) and their contemporaries.
  • explores the interface between science and society.
  • brings an appreciation of science to a wider public.
  • brings an appreciation of reggae and of Jamaican history and culture to a scientific audience.