Week of August 19, 2001

Week of August 19, 2001

Bridget Jones's Diary

Embracing Innovation

August 19, 2001

“Lets Make Our Own Movie!”  That was a wild idea back in the days of young Mickey Rooney, but today, anyone can do it.

  1. Bart Cheever on D.FILM

    Bart Cheever is one of the founders of D.FILM - a touring Digital Film Festival. He says that digital photography makes it possible for anyone to make professional quality films

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  2. Andrew Davies on Screenwriting

    Screenwriter and novelist Andrew Davies talks about why Jane Austen is hot again, what he had to do to the “Bridget Jones’s Diary” script, and how he felt when someone else adapted and filmed one of his novels

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  3. Meg Graham on "Corning and the Craft of Innovation"

    Meg Graham is the co-author (with Alec Shuldiner) of “Corning and the Craft of Innovation.”  She says that Corning has a long tradition of nurturing innovation and accommodating eccentricity.

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  4. Richard Manning on "Food's Frontier"

    Richard Manning is the author of many books including “Food’s Frontier: The Next Green Revolution.”  Among the scientists profiled in that book is Robert Goodman, a plant pathologist at the University of Wisconsin.

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  5. Michael Ruhlman on "Wooden Boats"

    Michael Ruhlman is the author of “Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard.”  He says that wooden boats are alive and have souls.

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Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud

Thinking Like a Scientist

August 19, 2001

Suppose you grew up with one of the world’s great scientists.  How would that shape your view of the world? 

  1. Sarah Flannery on "A Mathematical Journey"

    Sarah Flannery talks about how her father taught her to excel at math by giving her puzzles and she gives a few examples.  Sarah won the Young Scientist of the Year Award in Ireland and in Europe in 1999.

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  2. The Leopold Family on Aldo Leopold's Work

    three of Aldo Leopold’s children talk about what it was like to grow up as part of a pioneering experiment in prairie restoration.  They had no idea what they were doing, but they loved it!

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  3. Robert Park on "Voodoo Science"

    physicist Robert Park says we’re inundated with pseudo-science and gives some examples of famous “scientific” scams and failures.  Park’s book is “Voodoo Science.”

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  4. David Lodge on "Thinks"

    Comic novelist David Lodge takes on the old battle between science and the humanities in his latest book, “Thinks.”

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