The new divide: how a scientist-gone-filmmaker thinks Hollywood can save science

Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Resource Type:
Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Films and IMAX
Audience: 
General Public | Scientists
Discipline: 
General STEM
Organization:
Drexel University
Description or Abstract: 

Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson makes a bold claim: scientists cannot adequately explain their own work. He attributes all of the issues facing science communication today ― false positives, an uninterested public, and unapproved grant proposals ― to scientists' lack of narrative intuition. Rather than turn to the humanities for help, Olson suggests scientists learn from the true masters of storytelling ― Hollywood filmmakers. His latest book examines the age-old divide between science and the humanities, as well as the new adversarial relationship between science and film, which he says can save science.

Citation
ISSN:
1824-2049
Publication Name: 
Journal of Science Communication
Volume: 
15
Number: 
5
Document:

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