Paperless Media at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting
The Sci-Mic studio, based in the Annual Meeting Expo, features a range of new and established podcasts covering topics in science and technology spheres, as well as issues related to life on Earth and beyond.
Returning Podcasters include: Curiosity Daily, Direct Current – An Energy.gov Podcast, Distillations, PNAS Science Sessions, Pitt Medcast, Science Magazine Podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, Third Pod from the Sun.
We would like to welcome some of these new podcasts to the studio: Babbage on Economist radio, Big Picture Science, Business of Bees, Catalyzing Computing, Female Farmer Project, This Week in Science, Titanium Physicists, Waste Not Why Not.For a full list of podcasts, visit here.
The Screening Room
We would like to extend a warm thank you to Jackson WILD, the AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism Awards, Imagine Science Films, and the many domestic and international ﬁlmmakers and producers who have worked with us for their assistance and collaborations on the development of the program.
Conﬁrmed films as of December 2019 are:
- AAAS-Kavli Science Journalism Awards Showcase
- American Premiere: Under Thin Ice
- Rise of the Mammals
- The Future of Food
- The Bit Player
- Chasing Einstein
- I AM HUMAN
- Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
- Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
- The Other Side of Mars
- Picture Character
- The Pollinators
- The launch of Capturing the Future: A Smartphone Documentary Competition in partnership with the American University School of Communication, and screening of ﬁnalists and overall winner on the Expo Stage. Professor Larry Engel will also lead an in-person workshop on how to create a smartphone documentary at the Annual Meeting.
- Pre-conference screening of Secrets of the Universe at the Paciﬁc Science Center followed by a Q&A with Professor Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez and director Stephen Low.
- Post-screening discussion of Rise of the Mammals moderated by Richard Stone from HHMI featuring Denver Museum of Nature & Science curators Tyler Lyson and Ian Miller and Science editor Sacha Vignieri.
- Bloomberg’s Business of Bees live podcast recording with Peter Nelson, director of The Pollinators.
- Post-screening discussion of Moonlight Sonata moderated by Lydia Denworth featuring ﬁlmmaker Irene Brodsky, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and otolaryngologist Chad Rufﬁn.
- Science Media Roundtables organized by Jackson WILD .
Additional Sci-Tech Media Events
Next Steps in 2021
The AAAS Annual Meeting is interested in exploring new ways of discovering and promoting sci-tech films at the conference. If you would like to join a film club or have an innovative (and frugal) idea, please share it with Ashira Beutler-Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.