Science on Stage and Screen, Vol. 2
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||"Oxygen": Science & On Stage||Science Friday & Ira Flatow||45:26||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||SciFi: Science Catalyst?||Science Friday & Ira Flatow||44:03||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Carl Djerassi's "Phallacy"||Science Friday & Ira Flatow||32:48||Album Only||View In iTunes|
What Makes Science Compelling In Theater and SciFi?
1. Like a bit of science in your theater? A play with a science theme? Try a bit of "Oxygen." Bassam Shakhashiri, Mary jo Nye, Paul Wentworth Jr, and Carl Djerassi discuss the discovery, properties, and even the drama of oxygen in the play appropriately titled, "Oxygen".
2. Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, Octavia Butler, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and science fiction writer David Brin explore the relationship between science and science fiction, how much of it is real, and how much that really matters, as well as the opening of a new science fiction museum.
3. Novelist and playwright Carl Djerassi, who invented the birth control pill, talks with Simon Jones and Alfred Vendl, discussing Djerassi's play, "Phallacy," the stage adaption of a clash between the worlds of art and science when a chemist declares a piece of artwork to be a fake.