|Title:||Science Outreach and Education through Film – Storytelling in a Digital World|
|Date:||Thursday, 15 May 2014|
|Time:||11:00 - 12:00|
The on-line, digital video medium has become as commonplace as was television for the prior generation. One in every 7 humans on the planet visits YouTube each month and more than 100 hours of new video are uploaded each minute.
How can we use digital video and film as a means of encouraging learners to embrace a science education?
The key may lie less in computer-generated special effects and editing for a short attention span and more in old-fashioned story telling.
Amateur astronomer, MSc student at AIMS, and filmmaker Kai Staats will share “LIGO, A Passion for Understanding” which premiered at Space.com mid April, ”Chasing Asteroid 1998 QE2″ with SAAO astronomer Nicola Loaring in May 2013, and a short from a 2014 Mars Analog. Kai will engage the audience in discussion about filmmaking as it relates to science outreach and education.