Max Whitby started his career at the BBC where he directed many science programmes and led an early collaboration between the BBC and Apple.  In 1990 he co-led a management buy-out of the BBC's pioneering Interactive Television Unit. The resulting spin-out company, MultiMedia Corporation, went on to a successful IPO on London's AIM stock exchange. In 1994 Max co-founded the natural history digital publishing business BirdGuides, which was sold to Warners Group Publications in 2013. He continues be be involved in the field of natural history through NatureGuides, for which he has filmed wildlife around the world over the past 20 years.  Max has a PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College and a life-long interest in science. In 2010 he co-founded the leading app developer Touchpress with Theodore Gray. He was CEO for the company's first four years, during which period Touchpress published many ground-breaking apps including The Elements, The Waste Land (which Max produced with Faber's Henry Volans), The Orchestra (with Esa-Pekka Salonen) and Disney Animated (which Apple named Best iPad App of 2013).  Max and Theo are now collaborating on a new venture, RGB Research, creating beautiful periodic tables and also working together on other educational scientific projects.  Max has received two BAFTA awards for RGB projects and was an executive producer on Disney Animated for which Touchpress and Disney won a BAFTA in 2014.

  Max Whitby founded The Red Green & Blue Company in 1987 as a vehicle for his media production activities.  He started his career at the BBC where he directed many science programmes and led an early collaboration between the BBC and Apple.  In 1994 he co-founded the natural history digital publishing business BirdGuides which he sold in 2013.  He continues working in the natural history field at NatureGuides.  In 2010 he co-founded the leading app developer Touchpress with Theodore Gray. The two of them are now collaborating on a new venture, RGB Research, creating beautiful periodic tables.

 

Max Whitby founded The Red Green & Blue Company in 1987 as a vehicle for his media production activities.  He started his career at the BBC where he directed many science programmes and led an early collaboration between the BBC and Apple.  In 1994 he co-founded the natural history digital publishing business BirdGuides which he sold in 2013.  He continues working in the natural history field at NatureGuides.  In 2010 he co-founded the leading app developer Touchpress with Theodore Gray. The two of them are now collaborating on a new venture, RGB Research, creating beautiful periodic tables.

Selina Pang is the Project Manager at The Red Green & Blue Company. Having successfully frustrated her science teachers during high school with a determined inability to connect with science in the classroom, Selina went on to study Business and Economics at Aston University. Spurred by a life-long passion for museums and informal education, Selina joined the Science Museum, London in 2010, working with its historic collections and building over 20 public exhibitions. She has spent more than 50 nights at the museum. In 2011, Selina instigated the museum’s Collections based events programme to create memorable experiences with leading figures, including Captain Eugene Cernan, NASA Apollo 10 and Apollo 17 astronaut, Google, CERN and the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre. In 2013, Selina produced a six month event series on particle physics featuring talks by world renowned cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking, Nobel prize winner Professor Peter Higgs and novelist Ian McEwan. Selina first worked with Max Whitby as Project and Production Manager in a joint collaboration between Touchpress and the Science Museum; Journeys of Invention, released in 2013, is the first known collections based app by a national UK museum. Selina works with RGB Research, leading on operations for the periodic table venture and is working on other educational science projects to inspire the next generation of scientists.

  Photographing a bottle of Corrosive Sublimate - a compound of mercury and chlorine, used for disinfecting wounds before modern medicine deemed it unsafe. This bottle came from Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic medicine chest and is featured in Journeys of Invention. Picture credit: Larry Carr / Science Museum

 

Photographing a bottle of Corrosive Sublimate - a compound of mercury and chlorine, used for disinfecting wounds before modern medicine deemed it unsafe. This bottle came from Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic medicine chest and is featured in Journeys of Invention.

Picture credit: Larry Carr / Science Museum