Special Programs : Science and Science Fiction: Inspiring Storytellers with Science

jun 6, 2018: 11 a.m. - middag
Room 254AB, Level 2

In this tech-driven world where we’re all addicted to our pocket-sized supercomputers, what role does science play in storytelling? Is science relevant in fiction? Should storytellers in mainstream media feel a responsibility to be accurate (especially when it’s so easy for audiences to check accuracy)? Who makes decisions about how science is depicted on screen and how can those choices ultimately impact mass audiences? In this hour-long discussion, we’ll explore these important questions as well as strategies for engaging and inspiring filmmakers to insert more and better science into story lines during their development process.


Katie Zucker
Vice President