Nov 1 2022
The Past and Future Lives of Test Subjects by Octavia Cade
"The Past and Future Lives of Test Subjects" was first published in Issue 001 of Dark Matter Magazine, Jan-Feb 2021. To purchase Issue 001, visit www.darkmattermagazine.shop.
Written by Octavia Cade
Performed by Aaron Sinn
Sound Editing and Design by James Findlater
Produced by Phil McLaughlin and Lucy McLaughlin
Author, Octavia Cade, has written an essay to accompany this story and give context to the horrible and real events presented during the narrative, specifically the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which was a terrible failing of scientific ethics from 1932-1972 in the United States. The essay, "The Past and Future Lives of Scientists" examines ethics in science today by turning a critical eye to the ethical scientific failures of the past. Read the important essay here.