Science, Technology and the Screen Roundtable set for Sept. 17
Representatives from various academic disciplines will come together as part of the Screen Studies Roundtable Series to discuss the relationship between science/technology and the screen in an event scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences 1006 at Radford University.
Assistant Professor of Communication Michael Meindl, the developer of the Screen Studies Roundtable Series and organizer and moderator of the Screen Studies Roundtable, said that specific topics for discussions are chosen for a variety of reasons.
“I often take possibilities for diversity and interdisciplinary dialogue into account,” Meindl said. The Science, Technology and the Screen theme came about first through my own interest in Science and Technology Studies (STS). A lot of my research lives at the intersection of cinema/screen studies and STS.”
Featured participants in the Sept. 17 Screen Studies Roundtable Series:
- Sean Kotz, adjunct faculty member in Department of Theatre and Cinema
- Mike Freed, instructor in the Department of Physics
- John Hildreth, associate director and instructor in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Sara O’Brien, associate professor in the Department of Biology
- Matt Wisniowski, associate professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech
“While we offer a number of courses through the Cinematic Arts minor, I wanted to make sure we also have a film/screen studies culture outside of the classroom,” Meindl said. “That is one of the main reasons I started the roundtable series. I wanted to provide students an opportunity to hear people talk and discuss film, television and other media formats.”
The roundtable series is sponsored by the School of Communication and the Department of Theatre and Cinema.