14 Feb 2015

Dylan Evans: utopian madness

From Saturday Morning, 8:32 am on 14 February 2015

Utopia ExperimentDylan Evans has written books on emotion and the placebo effect, made a film about Princess Diana which was banned from British TV, worked as an interpreter for a Marxist Catholic nun, and been censured for sharing a scientific paper about fruitbats.

In 2006, he left his job in a high-tech robotics lab, moved to the Scottish Highlands and founded a community to attempt post-apocalyptic living.

He talks to Kim Hill about his book,The Utopia Experiment (Picador), which details the many challenges he faced, his descent into madness and gradual recovery.