How do you open the science loop to create compelling media? That’s one of the topics we discuss with Nadja Oertelt, scientist, media producer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Massive, a new science media company. We follow Nadja’s journey from research scientist to filmmaker to startup founder, and learn how she was able to translate her research skills in the science lab directly to a production studio. Plus, our advice on how to reignite your passion for your work!
We talk with Kate Fehlhaber, neuroscientist, photographer, pianist, and science communicator, who just completed her PhD at UCLA. We discuss how Kate walks the tightrope between art and science, and the connection between her particular area of neuroscience research and photography. We also break down the bias of illusory superiority, the left brain/right brain myth and why it persists in pop culture, and the neuroscience thinking of Proust.
We interview Frank Burbrink, an assistant curator of herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. What exactly herpetology is and what computer programming has to do with it, plus comic books, punk rock, tattoos, multipotentialites, and the single most important skill to develop in order to thrive in the 21st century.