[ASC-list] Sizzle (screening and climate communication panel) Macquarie Uni

Catherine Simpson catherine.simpson at mq.edu.au
Wed May 9 01:13:32 UTC 2012

*Sizzle: A global warming comedy

Please join us for film screening and panel discussion with visiting US
scientist-turned-filmmaker, Dr Randy Olson

*After the film, Randy will join a panel discussion entitled: '*Talking
substance in an age of style' *discussing the skeptics, and the role of
filmmaking and humour in climate change communication. Moderated by Dr
Peter Rogers, (Co-Director, Climate Futures at Macquarie), our panel guests
inlcude: Dr Rod Lamberts, (Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for
the Public Awareness of Science, ANU); Professor Lesley Hughes
(Co-Director, Climate Futures, Macquarie University); Professor Tim
Flannery, (Environment & Geography, Macquarie University) & Safina Uberoi,
(independent documentary maker and former Macquarie academic).

*Randy Olson is the writer and director of the feature films "Flock of
Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," (Tribeca '06, Showtime
'07); "Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy" (Outfest '08); and author of "Don't
Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style" (Island Press
'09). His work focuses on the challenges of communicating science to the
general public, and the attacks on mainstream science in fields such as
evolution and climate science. A former marine biologist with a PhD from
Harvard University, he achieved tenure at the University of New Hampshire,
before changing careers to filmmaking by obtaining an Master of Fine Arts
in Cinema from the University of Southern California. He is an adjunct
faculty member with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies at USC;
and his production company, Prairie Starfish Productions is based at
Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.

*When:* Saturday 12 May, 2012
*Where:* Building Y3A, Theatre 1, Macquarie University, North Ryde
*Time: *6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served from 6pm. The
film starts at 6.30pm
*Cost:* Free
*RSVP: *is essential to secure your place. Click on link to

*Supported by*: The Faculty of Science; Climate Futures; Department of
Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University in
conjuction with Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association Inc

For more information please contact: Catherine Simpson at
catherine.simpson at mq.edu.au *or* Penny Wilson at penny.wilson at mq.edu.au


Dr Catherine Simpson
Director Science Communication
Department of Environment and Geography,
Faculty of Science

Phone: +61 2 98502168
Fax: +61 (0)2 9850 6052
Catherine.Simpson at mq.edu.au

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