Palaeontologists, palaeoartists and filmmakers discuss how they collaborate to imagine dinosaurs back to life
As research continues to alter our view of dinosaurs, how can we be sure our reconstructions are correct? Palaeontologists, palaeoartists and filmmakers discuss their latest research, and how they collaborate to imagine dinosaurs back to life.
Talk: Dinosaurs on film
Participants: Jo Wright
Talk: Creating walking with dinosaurs
Participants: Mike Milne
Talk: The future of dinosaur research
Since the first dinosaur, Megalosaurus, was named in 1824, we have been endlessly fascinated with the 'giant reptiles' - whose name was coined by Sir Richard Owen at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science back in 1841.
Popular culture has tried to breathe life into dinosaur bones many times, but the interface is often obscured by a media which seeks to ressurect these enigmatic animals. Is science beginning to better inform the media, or is it merely 'getting in the way of a good story'? The application of twenty first century science is helping us to understand a lost world, but can science and the media ever work together to preserve the integrity of these prehistoric stars?
Participants: Phillip Manning
General Discussion: Discussion/questions
Participants: Jo Wright, Phillip Manning
Organised by: Geology Section, British Science Association