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Thursday, July 6

  1. page Levin & de Filippo 2014 edited ... The purpose of this study is to quantify the use of science fiction films in academic papers a…
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    The purpose of this study is to quantify the use of science fiction films in academic papers as well as to analyse the patterns of use of those films indexed in international databases, using the ISI Web of Science database. Twenty films were selected from recognised sources. Films referenced in the scientific literature were detected and, with quantitative methodologies, we classified their genres, the journals of publication and the disciplines they belong to. Finally, we performed a detailed study of each paper in which selected films were found, to observe and categorise specifically the ways such film references are used.
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    Science Communication, 13(313(03): A07.
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  2. page Tan et al. 2017 edited ... This study addresses the influence of popular media on how young children perceive science and…
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    This study addresses the influence of popular media on how young children perceive science and the work of scientists. Using an adapted version of the Draw-A-Scientist Test, 15 classes of fourth graders (9–10 years old) at three different schools in Singapore were sampled (n = 266). The students’ drawings as well as their identification of three sources from which they obtained inspiration for their drawings were analyzed. Our results showed a strong relationship between students’ drawings of scientists and their reported sources of inspiration. The results suggest that popular media play a large role in shaping how young children view scientists.
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    Zhai, J. (2015).(2017). Spiderman and
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    of Science, Prepublished online 18 November 2015.26(5): 520-530.
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Friday, March 17

  1. page Perkowitz 2013 edited Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science? Sidney Perkowitz Abstract Much of wha…

    Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science?
    Sidney Perkowitz
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    Much of what Hollywood has to say about science and technology appears in science fiction and superhero films. Many of these are money-making blockbusters that influence how millions of people perceive science and scientists. Science onscreen is often inaccurate and can spread misinformation; nevertheless, appropriately used, “Hollywood science” can inspire young scientists-to-be, teach science, and enhance public discussion about science in our society.
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    Perkowitz, Sidney. (2013).Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science? In Hollywood Chemistry; Nelson, D., et al.;ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, pp. 263 - 277
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    DOI: 10.1021/bk-2013-1139.ch022

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    Beyond Teaching and Learning: Bringing Together Science and Society with and through Movies
    Stengler, Erik
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    Science and movies seem to be getting along very well lately. Old complaints about unrealistic and derogatory depictions of science and scientists have given way to an apparent honeymoon between filmmakers and scientists which includes more and better science on the big screen and on TV. So much so that the main goals and motivations for science communication can be mapped to the ways science is depicted in fictional film. This scenario may not always be the consequence of a targeted effort by the scientific community, but is certainly welcomed in any case. What scientists can undoubtedly do now is to contribute to making it last by helping filmmakers achieve their ultimate goal of entertaining.
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    Stengler, Erik (2013). Beyond Teaching and Learning: Bringing Together Science and Society with and through Movies. In: Hollywood Chemistry; Nelson, D., et al.; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, pp. 289 - 297
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    DOI: 10.1021/bk-2013-1139.ch024

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