How pop culture portrays genius

What:
Panel
When:
15:00, Sunday 18 Aug 2019 (50 minutes)
Where:
CCD - Wicklow Room-1 [Capacity 90]
Tags:
EducationScienceMedia
Why are so many scientist characters in popular literature and media a ‘doctor of science’, who can do anything in any speciality? Why does pop culture still use ‘I have multiple PhDs!’ as a mark of intellect, when to real scientists it indicates a dilettante? Why are so many geniuses evil? The panel will discuss how pop culture portrays genius vs the real thing and why tropes surrounding genius are still so strong in the genre.
Participant
Talos, Gollancz, Penguin Random House
Epic Fantasy Author
Potential
Escape Artists
Writer/Publisher/Podcaster
Potential
PBS Digital Studios
Video essayist
Potential
Mocha Memoirs Press
Owner/Publisher/Author
Participant
The Daily Dot
Journalist and critic
Moderator
Alfred University
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Participant
University of Glasgow
Doctor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Candidate

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