Imagining Nature: From Pictures to Films


Filme wecken Emotionen, Wissenschaft sorgt für Klarheit und Verständnis. Aber welchen Einfluss hat die Forschung auf die Filmwelt? Und in welcher Form profitiert die Wissenschaft von der Filmindustrie? Wir gehen diesen Fragen mit Massimiano Bucchi (Professor of Science and Technology in Society and of Science Communication in Trento) auf den Grund.

Films arouse emotions where science ensures clarity and understanding, but what influence does research have on the film world? How does science profit from the film industry? We get to the bottom of these questions with Massimiano Bucchi (Professor of Science and Technology in Society and of Science Communication in Trento).

Where: Folium, Sihlcity

Date: Saturday, 30 September, 5.30 — 7.00 pm

Moderation: Daniel Saraga, Swiss National Science Foundation


About Massimiano Bucchi 

Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 1997) is Full Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication, Science and Technology at the University of Trento, Italy.

He has published several books, including Science and the media (London and New York, Routledge, 1998), Science in society. An Introduction to Social Studies of Science (London and New York, Routledge, 2004), Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (with B. Trench, London and New York, Routledge, 2008), Beyond Technocracy. Citizens, Politics, Technoscience (New York, Springer, 2009) and essays in international journals such as History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Nature, New Genetics and Society, Science and Public Understanding of Science.

He has served as advisor and evaluator for several research and policy bodies, including the US National Science Foundation, the Royal Society, the European Commission and the European Food Safety Auhority.

He has carried out research and given seminars at several international institutions, such as the Royal Society, London School of Economics, University of California Berkeley, Royal Academy of Sciences Sweden, Science University Tokyo, Rikken Institute, American Association for the Advancement of Science and received several recognitions for his work, including the Mullins Prize awarded by the Society for Social Studies of Science (1997) the Merck-Serono special jury award for science books (2007), the international Calabria Prize for science books (2011).

He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Public Understanding of Science and has chaired the international scientific committee organizing the 2012 World Conference on Public Communication of Science in Technology in Florence.


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