Author: Amy C. Chambers

Jessica Jones: Science, Realism, & Netflix

This post contains **spoilers** for the Netflix series’ Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Please take a look at my previous post on Daredevil for further discussion of the show. Only seven months after the successful release of Daredevil, Netflix have given us Jessica Jones. It is part of a series of four shows produced by Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist – that will eventually crossover into… Read more →

What Entertainment Can do for Science, and Vice Versa

We are experiencing a golden age for the fusion of science and entertainment. Oscar-winning films such as Gravity and The Theory of Everything, television ratings titans like The Big Bang Theory, and high-traffic web-comics like XKCD have shown that science-based entertainment products can be both critically and financially successful. Many scientists are concerned about how this blending of science and… Read more →

Stories about Science: Communicating Science Through Entertainment Media

This post originally appeared on the British Science Association Blog. At the recent Science Communication Conference in Manchester from 18-19 June, David A. Kirby featured on the panel session ‘What’s the story?’. David’s session delved into the story-telling sphere, divulging the secrets of telling a narrative in science. We are now in a golden age of science-based entertainment media. Every science-based… Read more →

‘You’re Blind, But You See So Much’: Netflix’s Daredevil and Blindness

This post contains very *minor spoilers* for the Netflix series Daredevil up to episode 6 ‘World on Fire’. Netflix recently released its most recent original series, an adaptation of Marvel’s Daredevil. It joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter’s focus upon the more human characters of the Marvel Universe. Agent Phil Coulson, Agent Peggy Carter, and Daredevil/Matt Murdock are… Read more →