Pioneers, At the Edge of Understanding is a documentary series devoted to remarkable contemporary thinkers who had the courage to question paradigms, go against the “publish or perish” system, and remain (mostly) independent. It is a series of intimate encounters with those great minds of the modern world.
This ongoing project was previously produced by the POLITYKA weekly, supported generously by the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. Recently it has been nourished by the Santa Fe Institute.
I find the human element of a theory as important as the concrete outcome, verified by the Popperian trial-and-refutation method – and often overlooked. Pioneers is an expression of this reasoning. Each episode is tuned to the modus operandi of the person portrayed, each grew organically during the process of close collaboration.
Pioneers is the project I’m sincerely proud of, the most extensive example of my so called solo digital journalism pursuits.
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Karol Jalochowski is a physicist acting as a science/culture journalist, reporter, and documentary film-maker. He has worked for POLITYKA weekly, Polish Public Radio, Scientific American. He was the first Outreach Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore. He is also a recipient of the Grand Press Award.
He is the author of over 150 essays, reviews, reportages, and a series of in-depth, one-to-one interviews with some of the most fascinating contemporary scientists such as James D. Watson, David Deutsch, Lee Smolin, et al.
He is also the author of Reality Lost, an experimental feature documentary on the consequences of the discovery of quantum entanglement. As something of a continuation, he has been working his own, original film project – Pioneers.
Karol Jalochowski’s films were presented by: Polish Public Television (TVP), Docs+Science Kraków Film Festival, Academia Film Olomouc, ArtScience Museum in Singapore, Universum: Museo de las Ciencias in Mexico City, FANK Science Film Festival in Moscow, Bienal Internacional de Cine Científico in Madrid, etc.
Don’t hesitate to contact Karol.