ask theory, science & art, jason tan liwag

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 34: Anu-Ano Ang Pwedeng Matutunan Ng Mga Scientist Mula Sa Sining?

This episode features Jason Tan Liwag, a molecular biologist, theater and film actor, and writer. He is the Founder and President of Queer Scientists PH and the President of Cine Crítico Filipino.

We talked about falling in love with science through Pokémon, balancing hobbies and passion projects as a scientist, the lessons that science can gain from art and vice versa, the myth of the “boring” scientist, the Queer Scientists PH initiative, and more.

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 34 here:

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