The Character of Science Podcast & Stonington Library Talk Video

Hello again. Wherever you are in the world, I hope the temperature is not too warm to be comfortable. If you are not already sick of hearing from me, I have two more programs to share.

I cannot recommend this project more highly. In my 1997 book on superstition, I worried about the portrayal of scientists in literature and film. Finally, someone has come along to explore these issues in a podcast. Jonathan Roberts, a researcher in the Society and Ethics Research Group at the Wellcome Genomic Campus of the Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire, UK, who works as a National Health Service genetic counselor is the host of a new podcast that looks at the images of scientists and science in film. In this episode, we discuss two great films, The Martian and Ex Machina. The other guest is the brilliant Kanta Dihal, a Cambridge University Artificial Intelligence researcher and author. You can listen to the episode here.

My only other news item is that a YouTube video of my book talk at the Stonington Free Library has been posted. It was a fun event with books provided by Bank Square Books of Mystic, Connecticut. Thanks to Joanna Scott for the photo of me signing books behind a mountain of blue. The video of my talk can be found here.

That’s all for now. Happy midsummer to you all.