FINANCIAL TIMES: Wanted: crime, history and science experts for TV side-hustle

  • David Kirby

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David Kirby, senior lecturer in science communication studies at Manchester university, says: “Audiences are very sophisticated and have a greater expectation about what should be in a show. The internet pokes holes in things.” He points to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets that picked apart Gravity, a film about two astronauts stranded in space: “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why [Sandra] Bullock’s hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head.”

Period9 Nov 2017

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  • TitleWanted: crime, history and science experts for TV side-hustle
    Media name/outletFinancial Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/11/17
    DescriptionDavid Kirby, senior lecturer in science communication studies at Manchester university, says: “Audiences are very sophisticated and have a greater expectation about what should be in a show. The internet pokes holes in things.” He points to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tweets that picked apart Gravity, a film about two astronauts stranded in space: “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why [Sandra] Bullock’s hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head.”
    URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/b5599922-b7e4-11e7-9bfb-4a9c83ffa852
    PersonsDavid Kirby

Keywords

  • television
  • science communication