• Screenwriting,  Television

    brains on your tie

    I’ve been a fan of Fringe since season 1. It had a shaky start, but I gave it leeway because there is nothing I like better than a television program showcasing capable women, mad scientists and weird events. From the beginning it was clear the show rotated around the character of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), and what I liked most about her was her drive, ambition and her ability to emphatise with those who have been preyed upon by stronger forces. This is a woman with a mission to save people, and women in particular. She also had her heart broken quite badly in the first season, with a long…

  • News,  Thoughts

    one giant leap for women

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to draw attention to women who have professional careers in technology. Actually, I think would be good to expand that out to science in general, because we need more women in all these fields. So, as my contribution I’d like to highlight a particular field that I find personally inspiring: women who work in the area of astronomy and aeronautics, and with NASA in particular. I’ve always been a huge admirer of NASA and its various space exploration programmes, and I’m currently following the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with keen interest. NASA has an entire section…