Hamish Todd's personal webpage
Hello! I'm Hamish, and I believe that sophisticated ideas can be communicated clearly and beautifully using software.
You can email me at
sponsor my work on patreon,
and read a bare-bones bio here. Current research
My PhD is about creating VR software for helping to study the shape of biological molecules (including molecules relevant to cancer, diseases, world-hunger-curing crops etc). I am also working on a VR version of a program called "Coot". Coot is used by biologists to create models (eg the balls and sticks in the picture above) from "blurry" 3D pictures of molecules.
Science videos / explorable explanations
Mathematics and crafts, with more on viruses and origami
The Spread of Measles, an interactive lecture about measles epidemeology
Crystals and six-dimensional patterns, a lecture in virtual reality
The GM crop that could save a billion people from malnourishment
Topology via Asteroids, my (the?) first interactive documentary
Ear infections and mathematics, a presentation on DNA and knot theory
Spatial reasoning and sexism, on a noteworty, if potentially dodgy, study
The Klein Bottle in the visual cortex, an explorable explanation
Inside Hepatitis B, a VR/AR lecture experiment Further writing and lectures on game design and education
Things I recommend:
We must be persuasive!
Katherine Hayhoe, climate scientist, can tell us how. My favourite science popularisers:
Jacob Bronowski Games:
Portal , the alpha and the omega.
Then if you're a person interested in games and education:
Parable of the Polygons ,
Dragonbox: Elements ,
Nano Pandas , and
World of Goo (in fact all of Bond Breaker Andy Hall's games).
And for people who just like video games, here's my list of recommendations.
Contact (in order of preference!)
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