“Mind Labs” is a Cornucopia Radio's slot for cutting edge creative work. It is a space for dealing with stories, issues, philosophical questions and concepts. Although varied in content, each feature is underpinned by strong production values and audio pieces that create pictures and emotions for the listener.
Mind Labs: Jocasta Plays With Dead Things
We’ve created this short audiodrama based on the opening scene of the feature film script ‘Jocasta Plays with Dead Things’, to help promote and get more people interested in this future film production. So to find out more about this story and the production company behind it; visit http://www.bloodcurdlingfilms.com/jocasta
It’s the story of a very peculiar young woman, who lives in an isolated shop in rural Victorian England, with only her dying father and her taxidermy collection for company.
But one day, whilst out collecting road-kill, she spots a beautiful young man and falls hopelessly in love with him. However, her clumsy attempts to woo him go awry when she accidentally murders him.
Mind Labs: Philistines
Matt McAteer introduces us to someone who is interested in art but alienated by the language of the art world...
MInd Labs: The Long Journey
The Long Journey is a story about a man who sets out across a blizzard of snow in a vain attempt to reach a destination which he has no hope of ever reaching, but still he tries. Written by Ziemowit Holda (the story was originally called Sisyphus) and performed by Felix Orion, this work is a powerful examination of singular dedication.
Mind Labs: My Creative Journey
My name is Maureen Atkin and I am a widowed Mother of five wonderful sons and will celebrate my 73rd birthday on New Years Eve. For over six and a quarter years I have been happily living in the Kirkhill Residential Care Home on Lowedges Road in Sheffield. I’m regarded as a prime example of how someone who has suffered so many severe bouts of the deepest depression, can, with encouragement, praise, and support, become, through sustained effort and sheer determination, a person who has had pride fully restored and become strong enough to succeed and has found happiness in a positive new beginning. This is my creative journey…
Mind Labs: The Dead and Their Place
The way we treat our dead tells us much about our attitude towards life, as it does about our belief in an afterlife. In ancient times, people were buried with objects befitting their rank; as if they were ordained to continue that role after death. Today, several hundred people have had their bodies frozen having placed such faith in science, in that they hope to be preserved until a cure for death is discovered. In this programme we’ll be looking at the treatment of Sheffield’s dead at the beginning of the 19th century and asking what this can tell us about the birth of this modern city.
Mind Labs: The First Days of Noise
In this episode of ‘Mind Labs’, we take a listen to the early days of sound recording. Highlighting some of the very first recordings made of the world around us. Featuring pioneering work by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Presented by Roderick Shearer.