Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema

Lectures, Events and Media

 

Asharq Al-Awsat, "Hollywood Filmmakers Consult with Experts to Help Viewers Understand Science and Technology," 14 February 2012.

Scientists as Consultants in Hollywood: Book Discussion and Screening of Carl Sagan's Contact, Thursday, October 27, 7 PM, B Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor of Mary Graydon Hall, American University, Washington, DC 20016

Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science and its Role in Films From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Finding Nemo, Monday, October 17, 4:30 PM, Gilman 132, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218

Public Lecture on "Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema," Monday, October 10, 11:30 AM, Cowgill Center, 102, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY 40508

Lab Coats in Hollywood: Scientists' Impact on Cinema, Cinema's Influence on Science, Wednesday, October 5, 11:30 AM, Grace Hall, Lower Level Training Room, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN 46556

Forensic Facts and Fictions, Thursday, September 8, 5 PM, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4HN

Interview with Sean Moncrieff, Newstalk Radio Ireland, 30 August 2011.

Book Signing and Film Showing (Chicago), Thursday, July 7, 7PM: DOC Films, University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th St., Chicago, IL  60637

Interview with Mark Lynch, "David A. Kirby: Lab Coats in Hollywood" on Inquiry, WICN National Public Radio, 25 June 2011.

Meet the Author event (Los Angeles), Saturday, June 25, 5PM: Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA 90069

LA Weekly, "David Kirby's Lab Coats in Hollywood Explains How Science Makes Sci-Fi and Comic Book Movies Plausible," 22 June 2011.

Film/Science Workshop, Graduiertenkolleg Mediale Historiographien, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany, 5-6 May 2011.

Interview with Heather Stott, BBC Radio Manchester, 29 March 2011.

Interview with Quentin Cooper, BBC 4, Material World, 24 March 2011.

Public Lecture, Skeptics in the Pub, "Big Screen Science," Manchester, 10 February 2011, TV21, 10 Thomas St, 8PM.

Panel Participant, Question, Explore, Discover (QED), "Reaching Out Reasonably," Manchester, 5-6 February 2011, Piccadilly Hotel.

Public Lecture, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, "Hollywood in White Coats," 26 January 2011, 7PM, Manchester Business School.

USA Today, "Tron Legacy Illuminates Cinema's Science Story," 19 December 2010.

Post- film discussion panelist for special screening of the restored Fritz Lang classic Metropolis at the Cornerhouse Cinema, Manchester, Manchester Science Festival, 25 October 2010.

Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation - Past and Present, Manchester Science Festival, 23 October 2010.

BBC News Online, "Three Films that Would Make Einstein Blush," 23 February 2010.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Science Meets Hollywood," 14 February 2010.