Invited Talks

The 2023 Oscar Nominees Are Full Of Science” Conversation with Ira Flatow about science films nominated for an Oscar on Science Friday. NPR, March 3, 2023.

Science and the Early Days of Cinema” Conversation about gallery exhibition Twitch, Pop, Bloom: Science in Action with producer Kathleen Davis on Science Friday. NPR, July 1, 2022.

Did Soylent Green’s Predictions About 2022 Hold Up?” Conversation about Soylent Green (1973) with soil scientist Jo Handelsman and Ira Flatow on Science Friday. NPR, April 15, 2022.

The Science Behind The Power Of The Dog” Conversation with John Dankosky on Science Friday. NPR, Feb 25, 2022.

When Can Climate Change Be Comedy?” Conversation Don’t Look Up (2021) with disasterologist Samantha Montano and Ira Flatow on Science Friday. NPR, Dec 24, 2021.

“New Nature” Guest Lecture and Screening, “Worldbuilding” taught by Peter Burr. Sarah Lawrence College, 2021.

“The X-ray Gaze: Limitations of the Invisible Spectrum” NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Conversation with the Dean. Online, 2021.

After Dark Online: OK With Decay—Under the Bay” Exploratorium, San Francisco. In conversation with Madeleine Thompson, director of library and archives at the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. Online, 2020.

“Underwater Films from the Department of Tropical Research: William Beebe’s Bathysphere in Haiti and Bermuda, 1927-1934” Orphan Film Symposium, planned to be hosted by the 6th Eye International Conference at the Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Online due to COVID-19, 2020.

“The DNA of Great Science Films.” Seminar, Middlebury College, Vermont, 2018.

“Funding Science Communication.” Guerilla Science Conference at Pratt University, Brooklyn, 2018.

“The DNA of Great Science Films.” Polytechnic Museum’s 360° Science & Technology Film Festival, Moscow, 2017.

“The DNA of Great Science Films.” Science Film Conference at CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, 2017.

“Streaming Science.” Imagine Science Film Festival, BRIC, Brooklyn, 2016.

Career talk. Acadia Summer Arts Program (aka “Kamp Kippy”), Maine, 2014-2015.

“The Culture of Science.” The Child Mind Institute’s On The Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium Honoring Dr. Eric R. Kandel, New York, 2012.

Invited Moderator

Conversation and Q&A about Becoming Cousteau with producer Mridu Chandra. National Geographic Documentary Films, AMC Lincoln Square, New York, 2021.

“Birthing technology, the Odón device, and BUMP.” Discussion with inventor Jorge Odón, global health experts Mario Merialdi and David Milestone, director Claudia Weill, and playwright Chiara Atik. Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, 2018.

“The Universe is a Laboratory.” Discussion with filmmakers Marleine van der Werf, Réka Bucsi, and Linnea Rundgren. Imagine Science Film Festival, Issue Project Room, New York, 2018.