This immersive digital installation takes you inside the human brain to follow the day-to-day workings of astrocytes, the star-like cells that we literally can’t live without.
Astrocytes do the brain’s tidying up, clearing a space around the neurons so they can do their work: helping us to move, think and feel.
Animator and digital artist Mike Futcher makes short films, music videos and installations.
Artist Cassie Limb works in lots of different media to create work inspired by her microscopic study of cell structures.
Mike and Cassie’s collaborators on ‘Stars’ are Monika Myszczynska, a research technician in the Department of Neuroscience, and Dr Laura Ferraiuolo, lecturer in translational neurobiology.