Science Goes to the Movies

Real Cyborgs

Guest: Dr. Phillip KennedyMovies: Justice League, Cyborg City HBO has the Mother of Dragons, but Science Goes to the Movies has the Father of Cyborgs. And ours is a real life neuroscientist, Dr. Phillip Kennedy.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #409

Friday, March 22 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 am on 12.1

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Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?