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Re: It's funny because it's true...



How about a good podcast?  SOmeone tried a "this week in dinosaurs" podcast 
once...and only once.  Phone interviews, a website with photos and papers to 
back it up.

D
On Jun 30, 2011, at 6:54 AM, Mark Witton wrote:

> I wonder if radio would actually be a good medium for palaeontology outreach: 
> plenty of palaeontologists speak charismatically and enthusiastically about 
> their work, which makes them ideal candidates for guest spots on radio shows. 
> Without needing to produce exciting visuals all the time, programme makers 
> could allow scientists to actually discuss their topics at relative length, 
> not covey years worth of research in a few snappy sentences. And the pictures 
> conjured up in the minds of listeners will be just as fantastic (and perhaps 
> more realistic) than a lot of the CG work in typical palaeodocumentaries. 
> 
> Try telling this to radio broadcasters, though.
> 
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> - My pterosaur artwork: www.flickr.com/photos/markwitton 
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> 
>>>> David Orr <chasmosaurs@gmail.com> 06/30/11 2:28 pm >>>
> My thoughts exactly...
> 
> Maybe we should bravely, if naïvely, be shooting for docs on
> paleontology that do not rely on CGI reconstructions.
> 
> David
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> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 4:42 AM, Mark Witton <Mark.Witton@port.ac.uk> wrote:
>> "We should be aiming at David Attenborough..."
>> 
>> Well, you say that:
>> http://pterosaur-net.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-despair-pterosaurs-and-david.html
>>  
>> 
>> 
>> 
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>> 
>> Dr. Mark Witton
>> www.markwitton.com 
>> Palaeobiology Research Group
>> School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
>> University of Portsmouth
>> Burnaby Building
>> Burnaby Road
>> Portsmouth
>> PO1 3QL
>> 
>> Tel: (44)2392 842418
>> E-mail: Mark.Witton@port.ac.uk 
>> 
>> If pterosaurs are your thing, be sure to pop by:
>> 
>> - Pterosaur.Net: www.pterosaur.net 
>> - The Pterosaur.Net blog: http://pterosaur-net.blogspot.com/ 
>> - My pterosaur artwork: www.flickr.com/photos/markwitton 
>> 
>> 
>>>>> kelly wicks <kwicks78@gmail.com> 29/06/2011 22:58 >>>
>> Rescued from Trunication.
>> 
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>> Media engagement is not the problem. The problem is the media we engage
>> with
>> are generally idiots, and the prevailing paradigm for palaeo
>> 'documentaries'
>> is bombastic, sensationalist garbage. We should be aiming at David
>> Attenborough, whereas at the moment we seem to be quite happy to work
>> with
>> Michael Bay. Maybe we should demand, if not creative control over our
>> public
>> image, then at least creative veto.
>> 
>> Viv
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Vivian Allen
>> <mrvivianallen@googlemail.com> wrote:
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