The Mirror Trap

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13 November, 20.00 (GMT+2), seated anywhere in front of a mirror and logged online on Zoom
for adult audiences, in English only

Paul Gato has been through a lot. He has been signed off from the university again. His colleagues say he has not been himself. He has been sending them e-mails filled with ramblings and Feynman diagrams. He said, “There is nothing more dangerous than being trapped between mirrors”. Paul might be losing his mind, but he might still be right. Dare you take part in his final experiment?

An online immersive experience for headphones and a mirror.
The Mirror Trap is a short headphone play/experience/installation/horror story about psychology
and quantum physics. Previous audience members have described it as “weird”, “trippy”, “deeply unsettling”; and “terribly sad”. It is quite meditative in tone, so don’t expect any jump scares. Some viewers may find some of the content triggering.
After the show, its creator, British biologist, writer and science communicator Simon Watt, will be joined by his two Bulgarian guests, neuropsychiatrist Neda Lapteva and physicist Plamen Ivanov, to discuss what you have experienced.

Running time: 45 minutes (including post-show)

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How will it work?

All ticket holders will be contacted before the show with details of how to access the Zoom link and instructions on how to take part, prior to the event.

Do I need anything to take part?

To get the most out of this event it is recommended that you have the following:

  • a whiteboard marker
  • headphones
  • a mirror, at least large enough to see all your face, that you can look into while taking part

Who are the presenters?

Simon Watt is a biologist, writer, science communicator and TV presenter. Although best known for presenting the BAFTA-winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death, he spends most of his time taking science-based performances around the country. He has also written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites including The Times and the Huffington Post. In Bulgaria he is also known for his participation at the Sofia Science Festival where he presented his book “Ugly Animals” published by the Iztok-Zapad publishing house. You can find out more about Simon from his website.

Neda Lapteva was awarded her MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at Kings College London this year. She received a First Class Degree, with distinctions including distinction on her dissertation thesis which investigated the sleep onset period. She was only 16 when she won the international “Question for Stephen Hawking Competition” of the Starmus global festival of science communication and art that brings together the most brilliant minds on the planet and attended an event where she personally met Prof. Hawking. Neda was a Volunteer at the Sofia Science Festival.

Plamen Ivanov studied Mathematics at the National High School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and then graduated with a BA in Mathematics and an MSci in Physics from the University of Cambridge. He has since relocated to the University of Oxford where he completed his PhD in Theoretical physics in 2021. He remained there as a postdoc working on plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion. Plamen is among the prize winners of FameLab Bulgaria.

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13 November 2022

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