If you search through your television guide, you will see at least three of these shows on at the same time on different channels, many even having all-day marathons for you to enjoy on Saturday morning. Simon Cole and Rachel Dioso-Villa have analyzed that many of these fictitious programs attempt to make science “sexy,” which may be the reason why we are so attracted to them. The scientists look stylish at all times; wearing nice suits or dresses out on the field or in the laboratory, having normal work days, finding everything they need, having all of the state-of-the-art equipment and staff they need, and more importantly, they get everything done quickly and effectively. This glamorous, action-packed lifestyle gives a false sense of what the career itself actually entails, which includes giant lab coats, numerous court sessions, understaffed laboratories, no gun, and an abundance of paperwork.
In this scene the audience sees the creation come back to end the creator and the idea that science has progressed so far that is supersedes its creators is seen. This asks questions about the direction science should head in.
Within the article titled “The Mistrust of Science” by Atul Gawande, the article is a written document of an address at the California Institute of Technology and describes the connection of science to every single human on Earth. This is done because the presenter defines science as “a systematic way of thinking” since science allows humans to contemplate beyond the information being given to them at any time, such as the questions may follow of how, when, where, why, and how? The presenter states the opinion that, no matter what major you are declared as or the type of occupation you hold, science is embedded into the way you are living, despite you not having any knowledge of certain science topics.
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Science only gives facts to society and does not care about other people or their emotions. Science’s primary focus is on discovering more and more. In a discussion between the main character, John, and a woman named Sandra, John asks, “What
“The best among [the scientists] move deep into a wilderness region where they know almost nothing, where the very tools and techniques needed to clear the wilderness, to bring order to it, do not exist” (25-29). By referencing the need “to clear the wilderness”, Barry conjures an image of a lumberjack, who heroically conquers the wilderness to nurture the advent of civilization. In a similar manner, he claims that scientists wield axes to chop away the foliage that obscure scientific discoveries opening the gateways for unparalleled growth and innovation. Moreover, Barry continues his claim by asserting that“If the researcher succeeds, a flood of colleagues will pave roads over the path laid, and those roads will be orderly and straight, taking an investigator in minutes to a place the pioneer spent months or years looking for” (Barry 49-53). Following the back-breaking labor of clearing forests, Barry muses how the “flood” of subsequent scientists lay down the bricks to form a continuous road that civilizes and tames the unknown. In addition, Barry channels the immense power of “floods” and bestows it upon scientists; this evokes the notion that scientists possess power of equal magnitude, when well-harnessed, can transform and innovate scientific research. Thus, by utilizing metaphors as a vessel to grant powers to
The main point he makes is that “In the wilderness, the scientist must create…everything.” This one line puts into a few words what Barry’s view are on scientific research and their role today. Barry describes the work ethic as “tedious” and “grunt” that “begins with figuring out what tools one needs and then making them.” This makes the audience aware of the work that is put in and the hardworking views as Barry describes the scientific research in a positive
depicts the unreal. Even though he talks about science in most of his stories, they are
Scientists and researchers have existed for thousands of years and some of their work have been able to allow their legacy to live on after they are gone. Some would say they are the embodiment of mankind. Because of their countless hours spent on research and experimentation, they have been able to create and ensure that technology is always improving. Science and STEM related careers are a growing field that requires the same quality, people interested in this field are problem solvers. The majority of scientists and science enthusiasts follow the same basic process also known as the scientific method. They all give the information collected and confirmed to the public for general use and to spread knowledge. With that being said, a marine fisher biologist, the career being interviewed, can easily be looked at and compared to an applied physicist, the career that is being pursued. A marine fisher biologist is a scientist who goes to bodies of water in order to conduct experiments that evaluates the health of an ecosystem. The information collected is significant and important because it affects fishers and shrimpers within that area that depend on harvesting sea creatures as their way of livelihood. A marine fisher biologist are able to determine if the creatures that live in the ocean are healthy and plentiful. An applied physicist is a scientist who conducts experiments that aim to produce new technologies and solve engineering problems. Their research affects about
A common stereotype of scientists in the media is the “mad” scientist role. This is a chilling figure that appears in many movies and television shows that feature scientists. They are portrayed as someone who is sinister and isolated. The book Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema by David Kirby talks about how science is inaccurately shown in the media. He notes, “cinematic depictions of science involve the production and presentation of an image of science, whether or not the science has anything to do with the “real” science” (Kirby 117). An insane scientist is not actually a realistic label but adds drama to the media, which is why it is used. The typecast of a scientist being insane and sheltered may turn many children away from joining a STEM career. Many scholars have researched this “mad” scientist stereotype. However, the researchers have not discussed the children’s show Phineas and Ferb. One main character in the show is a crazy scientist, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. This popular show has been watched by millions of children and may have impacted their ideas and turned them away from being a scientist due to the stereotype of scientists being bizarre and unsociable.
William Kentridge is an artist that uses his animations to makes films. These films are made without a script or storyboard; the drawings themselves are the ones that tell the story. The creative process of the films is the artist starts out with a picture or scene, and goes back and forth between the drawing and camera changing small components that adds texture, lines, and movement of the drawing. This helps create a sense of animation throughout the illustration. This artist uses charcoal as his only utensil because, “of its speed of transformation.” Charcoal is easy to erase; he can constantly change the illustration as he thinks.
Ray Harryhausen is an accomplished stopmotion animator. He is often referred to as the “grandfather of SFX animation”. Raymond Harryhausen was born June 29th, 1920 in Los Angeles and he died on May 7th, 2013 in London. Ray’s obsession with fantasy started as a child with HG Wells’ novels, early films, and paintings by Gustave Dove, Charles Knight, and John Martin. His parents were encouraging, often taking him to see films and helping him to construct puppets and models sets. His first experience with building models was for a project in elementary school, this ignited his love of building things. Later in High School he went on to make paper-mache marionettes, which he learned to do from his mother. Harryhausen really got excited about stop-motion
The sequel of an animation movie will tell a story of a former villain Gru. He decides to take the right path and to be approved by the others. Gru tries his best to adapt to the family life and to make money right way in business. But suddenly the secret Arctic labs are stolen. The Anti-Villain League have come to believe that Gru can help them. But he is not hurry to agree as he is very busy to his business. But when the sales of jams and jellies are fallen, Gru is forced to go on the
Hayao Miyazaki has been revolutionary in Japanese animation. A mangaka (an artist/writer/creator of manga, Japanese comics), an animator, and storyteller, Miyazaki has not only been very successful in his work, well known and loved by many, but has changed the world of anime with his unique style of drawing. Through passion and hard work, Miyazaki has become one of the most successful animators in all of Japan.
Anime is a term for Japanese animation. It is a unique, detailed, and popular form of animation. It tends to dive deeper into the more serious topics as well as creating shows and series that really capture a broad range of viewers' attention. Normally, one would associate cartoons with children and how they favor them. Not with Japan, however. People of all ages watch and enjoy anime. Most anime series target younger and teen viewers, but there are some created for the older viewers as well. Anime has a large abundance of categories such as comedy, romance, action, drama, and even pornography. Anime had started to flourish shortly after World War II and it has continued to grow significantly over the years. It continues to evolve and I firmly believe that it will still be relevant in the future due to its fast-paced popularity, common art style in most cartoons nowadays, and its cultural influence.