Deep Talks: “Science Friction”

January 12, 2023 - January 12, 2023

To gain credibility, TV documentaries often feature interviews with scientific experts. But did you know that producers can edit these experts out of context and twist their words, making it seem like they promoted some pop sensationalism instead of the real facts? “Science Friction” is a documentary that exposes this practice and gives the scientists a chance to clear the record.

Join us for a watch party of “Science Friction” and a conversation with writer and producer Brian Dunning on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Winner of the 2022 Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, “Science Friction” exposes the way scientists are misrepresented in the popular media. The film features over twenty experts who tell their shocking stories of how dramatic and harmful such misrepresentation can be.

Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the “Skeptoid” podcast, the writer and presenter of the documentary films “Here Be Dragons,” “Principles of Curiosity,” and “Science Friction,” and is the author of seven books such as Conspiracies Declassified. Formerly a computer scientist, Dunning now uses new media to promote science literacy and critical thinking.

How to attend:

Deep Talks is held at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, 160 W. Main Street, in Lead, South Dakota. The event begins at 5 p.m. MT with a social hour that includes a Crow Peak Brewing Company beer tasting (must be 21 and older to drink) and light refreshments. The presentation will begin in the Visitor Center classroom at 6 p.m. MT.

The “Science Friction” documentary will not be livestreamed (but here’s how you can watch from home: Our conversation with Brian Dunning will be recorded and shared online.

The Deep Talks lecture series is sponsored by Crow Peak Brewing Company, RCS Construction, Northern Hills Federal Credit Union, Edward Jones, and Chuck and Jolene Lichtenwalner.

Event Contact Information

Name: Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center
Phone: (605) 584-3110

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