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Guest: Keri Kukral. Topics: Raw Science TV and the Raw Science Film Festival. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See For those listening to archives using and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Ms. Keri Kukral to the program to discuss Raw Science TV and the Raw Science Film Festival held in December 2014. During our 61 minute discussion, Keri Kukral started out by telling us about her unique path which included being a professional ballet dancer, then studying bio/electrical engineering at Purdue with notable accomplishments to winning a type of business plan competition to create the online science channel Raw Science TV ( Together with her team, they created the Raw Science Film Festival which had their first award ceremony this past December. For more information, visit During our discussion, we went back and forth between Raw Science TV and the film festival. Keri mentioned several of the award winning films, the categories for the film festival, and the special award, the Kip Thorne Gravity Award presented to Dr. Kip Thorne. We also learned that to see many of the winning movies, we can subscribe to the Raw Science Film Festival by registering in the upper right corner of the film festival home page. Many of the films can be live streamed for free, others at a modest cost. Listeners asked Keri about entering the film contest, why internet TV rather than cable, student films, international films, and the science fiction genre. Later in the discussion she was asked about her ballet career and what advantages dance may have given her regarding science that a more traditional path to science would not have offered her or others. Another area of questions focused on relating to engineering versus science. We had an interesting discussion about this, especially as to how engineering related to both the TV channel and the film festival. Keri was asked about space films on both the Raw Science TV Channel as well as the film festival in comparison to other fields of science. She offered some interesting perspectives on this subject as well as the questions about engineering. One listener wanted to know what was included in their definition of science. Keri explained that they require data to evaluate so a film being submitted needs to be associated with data. Don't miss this discussion. We also talked about music and dance as a form of math and neuro science. Please post your comments/questions on TSS blog above. You can reach Keri Kukral through me or Raw Science websites.



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09 Mar 2015 Keri Kukral
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