Science is Culture
A day celebrating the value of science in society and exploring how new approaches to science storytelling can engage the audience. Hear from groundbreaking scientists finding new ways to communicate their research and learn from visionary filmmakers, who are thinking of science as culture, instead of science as purely fact.… Online programme coming up!Get tickets
Host of the day
Supervising Producer, Sandbox Films
Jessica Harrop is the supervising producer of Sandbox Films, a mission-driven documentary studio that champions excellence in science storytelling. She has dedicated her career to inspiring people about science through film and has produced content for a wide variety of outlets including Netflix, Showtime, Discovery, National Geographic, and PBS.
Breaking Through: The Science of Science Communication
Scientific breakthroughs are becoming increasingly complex – from genetically modified organisms, to artificial intelligence, to immunotherapy. How do we arm society with the information needed to make informed decisions about the world? Renowned social scientist Dietram Scheufele will explore science communication successes and failures, and show us how to turn complicated scientific facts and data into stories that matter to people.
Red Heaven: Humans Behind the Science
Do humans have what it takes to survive in isolation on Mars? To answer this question, the innovative new documentary Red Heaven embeds in a year-long NASA experiment that put six scientists in a simulated Mars environment in Hawaii. The film’s directors take us behind-the-scenes to explore how they were able to capture this unique project, and how they worked to create a human story about science.
New Approaches: Scientists Crossing Over
From science fiction podcasts to rethinking traditional Scottish dances, scientists are going to extremes to try to reach new audiences and communicate their work. Learn from some of them as they share their out-of-the-box methods to engage new audiences who do not think of themselves as science enthusiasts.
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