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15 December 2010

No scientific ideas were seriously harmed in the making of this film

The intrepid, space-traveling astronomer (Contact). The disheveled, hard-working nerdy hero (Independence Day). And the mad scientist fomenting explosions in experimental zeal (Back to the Future). Hollywood embraces all of these scientific archetypes. But what about the reality behind the characters? Science in Hollywood was the focus of Tuesday night’s panel discussion, titled “Hollywood Does (Geo) Science.”


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26 February 2010

The 2-Hour Film School (a non-degree-granting institution)

On Wednesday, ocean scientists turned in their hard hats and field gear at the door for a different hat:  filmmaker. Dr. Randy Olson,  author of the new book Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in the Age of Style, led a workshop on science filmmaking.  Olson has directed two critically acclaimed films, that took a unique look at science controversies; Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus and Sizzle: …


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