Creative Producer


Digital Mobile Game 

Dish Life

Dish Life Game (forthcoming in 2020) is a digital mobile game app for iOS, Android and PC. Players experience an immersive research laboratory from the perspective of a scientist, solve research problems and face dilemmas about the politics of science and social justice in STEM. 

The game was funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Economic & Social Research Council as an educational resource for high school and undergraduate students in the United Kingdom. It is produced in collaboration with the games company Pocket Sized Hands, the Reproductive Sociology Research Group and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.


Documentary Film

Dish Life

Dish Life (2016) is an award-winning documentary short film (9 minutes). In the film, laboratory researchers explore their affective relationship with the stem cells they grow in vitro, revealing care as a key element of science in practice.


The film, directed by Chloe Thomas and co-produced together with Loriana Vitillo, has been featured in the New York Times and won awards at the 2016 Raw Science Film Festival, 2017 Bristol Science Film Festival and 2017 Social Machinery Film Festival. It was in the official selection of over 15 international film festivals.

External Links

Cambridge News (November 24, 2016)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation iView (September 4, 2017)

New York Times (October 12 & 13, 2017)

UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (February 21, 2018)

ReproSoc blog (March 2, 2018)

The Biomedical Scientist (April 24, 2018)

Australia's Science Channel (May 14, 2018)

iTV Science Magazine (October 2, 2018)


Installation Unfolding Organogenesis

Unfolding Organogenesis is an installation in which artists, bioscientists and sociologists engage public audiences with bodily plasticity and regenerative medicine through origami art. The project was realised in collaboration with EuroStemCell (photo courtesy of EuroStemCell).

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© 2019 by Karen Jent.