Reconsidering the Image of Scientists in Film & Television : Framing Science

Reconsidering the Image of Scientists in Film & Television : Framing Science

Matthew C Nisbet publica este interesantísimo post en su blog Framing Science:

In graduate school, I published with several colleagues a paper examining the portrayal of scientists in film and television and the relationship to audience perceptions. At last week’s workshop on science and art in Alberta, I had the opportunity to return to this topic, one that remains much debated by commentators and scientists.

Contrary to conventional wisdom that entertainment media portray science and scientists in a negative light, research shows that across time, genre, and medium there is no single prevailing image and that both positive and negative images of scientists and science can be found. More recent research even suggests that in contemporary entertainment media, scientists are portrayed in an almost exclusively positive light and often as heroes.

Merece la pena seguir leyendo y, si hay ganas, echarle un ojo a los papers que cita y que contradice mucho de lo que muchos llevamos años diciendo!!!

Reconsidering the Image of Scientists in Film & Television : Framing Science

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