My first time on Radio and TV. I’m not someone who likes to be at the centre of attention. My work ’2.6g 329m/s’ should be, but me myself I’d like to hide in the shadow, observing.
But the invitation to join Labyrint Radio, the one-hour science broadcast on Radio 1, together with Egyptologist Maarten Raven, researcher Joris Kila, Spinoza Laureate and astronomer Heino Falcke, Marcel Piët from the Forensic Genomics Consortium Netherlands and Lucas Evers of The Waags Society, I couldn’t reject. It is not every day that you get the opportunity to sit with a group of great minds like this and discus your work on national radio.
And to be honest, I didn’t really mind, I hate presentations, pictures or video recordings but radio I think I like. The only thing that matters is your message. There is nothing to distract the listener, nothing to distract me.
A few days later, 2 days before the opening, the local radio station of Leiden, Radio West, and TV West, their bigger brother asked to interview me. Once again the radio was a success, but I didn’t feel at ease for TV, to many variables to keep track of: “is my hair a mess?” “Does that angle not effect how the artwork looks?” “My hands, argh there are two of them and I don’t know what to do with them!”
The fact that I had to get up 4:30 this morning and had an almost 3 hour drive didn’t help also, but I’ve learned and I’m one more experience richer now! And isn’t that what it’s all about?