disposable culture event

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) invites you to
"Science Film Showcase," clips and commentary from the award-winning filmmakers
and scientists of the 2012 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards.


Wednesday, 13 February 2013
reception to follow (light refreshments)

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Harvard Museum of Natural History

Hidden Beauty with Louis Schwartzberg

Produced by Blacklight Films and narrated by Meryl Streep, Hidden Beauty delves into the realm of flowers and their pollinators. A double winner at the Science Media Awards, for Best Visualization and Best Theatrical Program categories.


Grammar of Happiness with Daniel Everett

Is grammar derived from our DNA or our culture? Discover missionary-turned-linguist Daniel Everett's theory about the Piraha language - a theory that is sparking a war of words in academia. Winner of Best Human and Social Sciences Program. Produced by The Smithsonian Channel.


Fabric of the Cosmos with Joe McMaster and Melanie Wallace

Two episodes of this NOVA mini-series won awards this year, with What is Space? winning for Best Physical Science Program and Quantum Leap winning for Best Writing.


Concorde: Flying Supersonic with Bob Van Der Linden

From The Smithsonian Channel, this is the definitive story of the world's first and last supersonic passenger jet, exploring the defining moments in Concorde's history and revealing the untold story behind the devastating crash of Flight AF4590 in 2000. Winner of the prize for Best Technological Sciences Program.


Bones of Turkana with Katie Carpenter and John Heminway

The astonishing life of Richard Leakey — paleoanthropologist, conservationist, statesman, provocateur —is the subject of this hour-long special from National Geographic. Leakey and his team traverse four million years of hominid history in search of the precise characteristics that make humans unique. A finalist in several categories and winner of the prize for Best Editing.

Between the clips, filmmakers and scientists will discuss their films and answer audience questions. The clips and commentary portion of the night will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to mingle with the diverse set of filmmakers and scientists. The reception will be held within the galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Space is limited and is first come, first served.

With generous support from the Verizon Foundation. Special thanks to the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Education and Human Resources Directorate The American Association for the Advancement of Science.