Visualizing Science Fiction and relating it to Science Fact

Bowater, Laura, Cornea, Christine and Bowater, Richard P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2745-7807 (2012) Visualizing Science Fiction and relating it to Science Fact. The Biochemist, 34 (6). pp. 4-8. ISSN 0954-982X

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Abstract

The proliferation of science fiction in film and visual media brings scientific topics to large audiences, inspiring many people to develop a serious interest in scientific studies. Increasingly, science fiction is being used as a tool in the teaching of science and visual media provide excellent opportunities to foster student engagement and encourage reflection. In this article, we critique science fiction film in terms of ‘reel’ versus real science, highlighting how it illustrates scientific advances that are important in nanobiotechnology, molecular biology and biochemistry.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Film and Television Studies (former - to 2012)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Biosciences Teaching and Education Research
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2023 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40739
DOI: 10.1042/BIO03406004

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