The conference featured a public film screening followed by a panel and audience discussion at the Broadway cinema.
Director: Caradog James Cast: Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens Origin: United Kingdom Duration: 90m
David A. Kirby
David A. Kirby was a practicing evolutionary geneticist before leaving bench science to become Senior Lecturer in Science Communication Studies at the University of Manchester. Several of his publications address the relationship between cinema, genetics, biotechnology and cultural meanings. He has also studied how media professionals utilize, negotiate and transform science in order to tell stories about science in movies and on television. His book "Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists and Cinema" examines collaborations between scientists and the entertainment industry in the production of movies and demonstrates how these fictional texts affect real world science and technology. He recently received an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust to analyse the interactions among the biosciences, religion and entertainment media. He is currently writing a book titled “Indecent Science: Religion, Science and Movie Censorship, 1930-1968” which will explore how movies served as a battleground over science’s role in influencing morality.
Jenni Metcalfe is studying a PhD through the University of Queensland, Australia. She is currently studying at the University of Nottingham under a Universitas 21 exchange. She is also the Founder and Director of Econnect Communication, and lectures in science journalism at the University of Queensland. She has been a science communicator for more than 24 years, working as a journalist, practitioner and researcher in this area. Jenni has published many papers and articles on science communication. She was co-editor of the human scale: International practices in science communication, published in 2006 by Science Press, Beijing. She was President of the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) from 2005 to 2007. During that time, ASC hosted the World Conference of Science Journalists. Jenni has been a member of the scientific committee of the International Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network since 1996
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