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Science as Story – two-day event exploring science, media, & the environment

Communique from Southern Fried Science contributor Megumi Shimizu.


Scientists with Stories is a collaborative project by PhD students affiliated with the Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) and the UNCʼs Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) to help young scientists develop the skills needed to communicate mediums of communication: digital photography, web videography, podcasts, and blogging.

We have successfully achieved intensive filmmaking workshop in this summer, and going to have film and photography exhibition in UNC Chapel Hill on November 29th and 30th.

There are two ways to join our Festival. First, you can submit your works in film, photography and audio to our Exhibition (Duke and UNC students only). Please see our website today and contact to Rachel Gittman, one of our student leaders to tell that you are submitting. Second this event is open to public, please visit UNC’s Fedex Center for Global Education. We have keynote speakers, film screening in addition to our exhibition. Details in below.

THURSDAY 11.29.12

SCREENING of Beneath the Waves Mini-Film Festival, 7-9:00pm in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium moderated by Dr. John Bruno, UNC Professor of Biology & The SeaMonster Blog Founder, Introduction by North Carolina Sea Grant staff, Screened films from 2012 BTWFF selections

FRIDAY 11.30.12

ROUNDTABLE “New publishing/New padagogies: how multimedia textbooks and mobile devices are changing the way we think about teaching in the classroom and the field” 12-1pm, Classroom 1005 @ Fedex Center. Presented and moderated by Dr. Dave Johnston, Research Scientist at Duke Marine Lab & Creator of Cachalot, the Duke-supported digital textbook. Faculty welcome!

PANEL “Scientists with a camera: employing multimedia to tell your own research story – and be heard ,” 4-6pm, Classroom 1005 @ Fedex Center

  • Austin Gallagher, PhD student at University of Miami & Founder of Beneath the Waves Film Festival
  • Dr. Neil Losin, evolutionary ecologist & Producer for Days Edge Productions
  • Steven King, Professor of Multimedia & Journalism, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications

EXHIBIT of Science-as-Story Digital Media Exhibition, photography displayed 6:00-7:15pm in Atrium @ Fedex Center. Come meet the student journalists and scientists with works on display. Food and drinks will be served.

SPEAKER & SCREENING of Science as Story Digital Media Exhibition, films screened 7:15-9:30pm @ Nelson Mandela Auditorium. Keynote speaker TBD (but its going to be epic!)


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