[Edit on 25th September 2014] Cinema screen, chimney screen, smartphone screen… When is a screen a screen? Where did it all begin? This week, Arthur learns the answers to some questions he might never have considered, thanks to his interview with Cécile. A PhD student tracing the history of this object in the West, she reveals how we arrived at the profusion of so many different things called screens.
Season 2, Episode 4 – Screen, screen, on the wall…
In this episode, graduate student Cécile Martin describes to Arthur how, through different means (etymology, art history…), she has traced the evolution of an object ubiquitous in today’s society, in a myriad of forms: the screen. With the passage of time, she says, technology tends to outrun the language we have to describe it. Arthur, too, has been reflecting on the nature time, what it means for our life and work…
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Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every week, check out a new episode and a new young researcher. The complete first season is available here.
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About Knock Knock Doc:
Knock Knock Doc is a MyScienceWork production, written and directed by Paul Garcia, and featuring Dimitri Pougnet in the role of Arthur. Knock Knock Doc aims to promote doctoral studies, in all their diversity.