documentary

Oscillator

Tag archives for documentary

Edible Symbiosis

A delightful lunch conversation about fruits introduced me to what may be my new favorite symbiotic relationship! Figs are not actually fruits but a mass of inverted flowers and seeds that are pollinated by a species of tiny symbiotic wasps. The male fig flower is the only place where the female wasp can lay her…

Bio-Documentary

My semester in MIT’s course on Documenting Science Through Video and New Media has drawn to a close. I’ve had a wonderful time and learned a lot about how films and science are constructed by different people in different times for different reasons. Most of all I’ve learned about how challenging it can be to…

I’m auditing a really cool class at MIT this semester called “Documenting Science Through Video and New Media.” In the first class, we watched some of the earliest science films ever made, microscopic vaudeville performances by cheese mites and flies, made into a little meta-documentary by New Scientist a couple years ago. The videos are…