Science and Entertainment

Science and Entertainment: Beyond Blogging

Saturday, January 16 2 – 3:05pm

D. Science and Entertainment: Beyond Blogging – Tamara Krinsky and Jennifer Ouellette

Description: Over the past several years, the Internet has tangibly changed the way that movies and TV shows are produced and marketed. Blogs will call out ridiculous scientific errors found in stories and the critique can go viral very quickly; therefore, science advising is on the rise in an attempt to add some semblance of plausibility to your favorite flicks. As tools on the web continue to evolve, filmmakers and television creators are finding new ways to connect with and market to their viewers. For some shows, this has meant tapping into the science featured in their content, ranging from an exploration of the roots of the science that has been fictionalized to the expansion of a scientific topic explored in a documentary. In this session, we’ll look at how online video and social networking tools are playing a part in connecting science, Hollywood and its fans.

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UPDATE: Join Jennifer and Tamara for what promises to be a fascinating conversation on what might be called Blogging 3.0. After brief presentations providing an overview of online multimedia currently available and on the rise, we will open the floor to discuss how blogging fits into this new multimedia space. As that space continues to evolve and change, how should blogging change with it? What new multimedia formats and partnerships might be formed between science bloggers and the entertainment industry?