Science on Screen: Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

Addresse56 Arbor St
CityHartford
AtReal Art Ways
CountyMadison (IL1720)
Date04/17/2018
Hours19:00
CategoriaEvents
56 Arbor St
Hartford
Real Art Ways
Madison (IL1720)
Tel 2018-04-17
Categoria Events
Science on Screen: Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

Science on Screen® is a film series that features “creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.” Speaker: Kent D. Dunlap, Ph.D., Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Biology, Trinity College Topic: “The Scientific Method and Everyday Life–Like Lion Taming” Film: "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control" In this classic documentary, four eccentrics talk about their diverse lives, interests, and offbeat occupations: Lion tamer Dave Hoover offers theories about wild animal thought processes; topiary gardener George Mendo clips hedges to various creatures; mole-rat specialist Ray Mendez researches the animals’ behavior; robotics scientist Rodney Brooks assembles autonomous robots.



About Kent D. Dunlap, Ph.D. In his teaching, Professor Dunlap spans several levels of biology in the hope of demonstrating how physiological processes are, in part, products of molecular and ecological processes, but also have particular (emergent) properties at the organismal level. In addition, he tries to show how biology fits into the liberal arts by discussing the possibilities and limitations of science as a way of knowing and by examining ways that scientists have uniquely approached phenomena in the humanities, such as music, art and religion. In his research, Professor Dunlap pursues questions at the cellular, physiological, behavioral and evolutionary levels. While his current research is on fish, he has conducted research on lizards, frogs and rodents in the past.


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