Promoting Science Through Storytelling: A Case Study

Saturday, 15 February 2014: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
137 Films and Fermi National Laboratory will present a case study in using storytelling to communicate and promote science to the general public. Fermilab's commission to the film company to produce a short independently produced documentary, using the methods and style developed by 137 Films in The Atom Smashers, will be used as a unique model for science and art collaboration in science storytelling. Presenting an example of science storytelling in action will lead attendants in understanding what "telling your story" looks like and can lead to ideas for other collaborations between professional storytellers, artists, and scientists.
Monica Long Ross, 137 Films
Clayton Brown, 137 Films
Kurt Riesselmann, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory