Learn tips for explaining your work to non-scientists.
Communicating science is hard, at least if you want people outside your field to understand what you're talking about. The creators of the HHMI-New York Times Op-Docs Series "Animated Life" will share tips for translating science for the general public.
This will be an interactive workshop: please come prepared to talk about your own work!
Sharon Shattuck is a filmmaker and animator. Her feature film debut, From This Day Forward, a memoir about growing up with a transgender parent, premiered in 2015 at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and internationally at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. Her animations are featured in several award-winning documentary films, including the Emmy-nominated The City Dark, which aired on PBS’s POV series in 2012, and The Search For General Tso, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Her short video and animation work has appeared on PBS, Slate, ProPublica, Vice, and Radiolab.
Flora Lichtman has been covering science and the environment for the last decade. Her science reporting -- radio, video and writing -- has appeared on NPR, in The New York Times, Popular Science, The Atlantic and in a number of film festivals. She is host of The Adaptors, a podcast about creative responses to climate change. She is co-author of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us (Wiley, 2011). Lichtman was formerly the managing editor of video and substitute host for Science Friday, a two-hour live public radio show.