Professor Ray LaurenceRay Laurence set up Ancient Rome in Motion in 2022. He is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). He researches and writes the scripts that are then developed as visual stories by We are Cognitive, an animation studio based in Folkestone (UK) founded by Andrew Park. Ray met Andrew back in 2012. They made two films for TedEd that have been viewed more than 20 million times. They have also made experimental films, such as a museum label about a statuette of a nursing goddess or Dea Nutrix on display in Canterbury’s Roman Museum. As well as a film about the history of migration to Britain - see below for the films.
Andrew ParkAndrew Park founded We are Cognitive in 2004. We are Cognitive</a>. Andrew thinks deeply about working on new subject areas and as he explains:
"The one thing that defines us as a species is our ability to tell stories. We can hold information in our memories, think about the past, present and future and use our prefrontal cortex to hypothesise possible scenarios and outcomes. To be innovative and creative".His company makes ideas come alive and become tangible, whilst making those ideas engaging through visual story-telling. You can watch Andrew explain TedX Bermuda, how he developed the forms of visual storytelling that underpin the work of We are Cognitive.