Looking at the physics of biology through brewing a beer.
A collaboration with physicist Paul Beales from Leeds University during ASMbly pop-up lab.
Superposition Pale Ale was the first time a scientist other than one of the founders had participated in a collaboration at ASMbly.
Even though it's a modest project, I put it in place partly to have an example I could show to other scientists about how they could get involved.
Superposition Pale Ale was part of a programme of activities I initiated and organised (I didn't plan it in advance but I knew roughly where I wanted to end up and figured it out on the way) to try and work out a structure for facilitating collaborations between artists, scientists and makers. I knew Paul Beales because he came to bioASMbly, an evening of talks and hands-on workshop activities with a focus on biology that I organised at the first ASMbly.
After Superposition Pale Ale I started working on the bioLeeds ideas generation process, which Paul also took part in, and this led on to Archibio, and the first Superposition Art, Science, Maker Commission.
On a blog about the project, Paul described the challenge of brewing a beer in just over a week:
All of Superposition's activities during the period in which I was active, as one of the founder members in 2012 until 2017, had no funding, so were unpaid for me and everyone who took part.