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A new TV competition show is looking for science nerds - who's game?

In the past few months I’ve noticed a real surge in the number of science-based television shows. From the launch of science series and documentaries on major networks to casting notices for bona fide scientists (not actors who think they can talk science) to host or be featured guests on several projects in development...

September 23, 2011 — Carin Bondar

`Imagine Science' Lineup Announced...

Official selections have now been made for this year's 'Imagine Science' film festival, scheduled to take place at various venues in New York starting October 14th.

September 18, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Miley Cyrus and Sterile Technique: This Week's Monday Music Video

This week's pick is a fantastically edited, very clever parody of the Miley Cyrus hit 'Party in the USA'. Produced by a group of young guys called 'Minnesoda 2-6', this video uses a clever combination of shot variation, superimposition and a cast of folks that are clearly having a blast at their day jobs...

September 12, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Boys on the Dance Floor - Caught on Film

I’ve written previously about how some sciences lend themselves toward video presentation more than others. Despite the fact that chemists, physicists and mathematicians CAN and DO make some pretty entertaining productions (see my posts here and here for some great examples), the field of organismal biology simply begs to be captured on the cyberscreen.In this first video Dr...

September 7, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Hey show biz folks! Females can host science TV shows too...

This morning I came across a few casting notices for some interesting sounding TV shows. These projects are both in development with Asylum Entertainment, a well-established production company with a solid reputation for producing programs that have aired on a number of networks including Animal Planet, TLC, A&E, History Channel and ESPN (just to name a few)...

September 1, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Introducing Monday Music Videos at PsiVid...

Snappy tunes and witty science parodies of our favorite songs - sounds like a great way to start the week!Since my post about scientists producing Lady Gaga music videos a few weeks ago I've received a lot of feedback about the many other awesome music videos being produced in labs across the world...

August 29, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Lilium urbanus: The perfect kickoff to Cities Week

When the topic of urbanization came up at Scientific American several weeks ago, I knew of the perfect short film to feature. The animated short 'Lilium urbanus' has won accolades in numerous film festivals for its impeccable animation and stunning visuals...

August 16, 2011 — Carin Bondar

A few notes about SCIENTISTS for those attending `Rise of the Planet of the Apes'...

Semi-spoiler alert – catch the movie first if knowing the outcome will bother you (although since this is a prequel you’re fairly out of the loop if you don’t know what happens in the end).Contrary to what you might be thinking, this isn’t a post to completely pick apart the massive scientific oversights of Hollywood’s current blockbuster...

August 12, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Chemistry meets Hollywood...

Some scientific disciplines lend themselves towards being showcased on the cyberscreen a little more than others. There is no shortage of excellent opportunity for folks in various disciplines of biology, physiology, astronomy and geosciences to showcase their work cinematically through footage of macro or micro organisms, vivid experimentataion or sweeping telescopic views of space...

August 2, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Winners of the Inaugural Science Online Film Festival

Back in January 2011, Joanne and I hosted our first film festival at the notoriously popular ‘Science Online’ conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our entries spanned a wide variety of topics, from epigenetics to particle physics, biology and engineering...

July 14, 2011 — Carin Bondar
Welcome to PsiVid

Welcome to PsiVid

Your PsiVid hosts, Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster, will be watching the world of science film and video, and sharing our great finds with science enthusiasts like you.

July 5, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Apple, meet Orange

Why are we approaching biodiversity conservation from such different points of view? We are currently rounding out the year 2010, proclaimed by the U.N.

November 1, 2010 — Carin Bondar
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