Posted by Pattie on 6/19/2003 09:45:00 AM


This week on First Person, Plural, we are re-airing "Howl at the Culture: The Social Context to Science Education." We interviewed Don Enright from the Centre of the Universe. He is a muscian and composer who works as a science education and uses music to teach astronomy. We also have some fun "moon" sound clips from the Apollo program and the more recent Clementine mission. We also discuss the social and cultural context to science using Sandra Harding's Is Science Multicultural?: Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies.

Our featured rerun is "Simulated Vacations?" (The first link will lead to sound files but these will change each week -- the second link is the permanent page for the episode.) We discuss the ways in which consumerism have taken over our leisure times. We chat with Victoria's tourists and tourism industry. We discuss our own travels, which include a kitsch tour of the western plains along with simulated antelope and buffalo. We review two books in an interlocking book review: Jean Baudrillard's Simulations and George Ritzer's Enchanting a Disenchanted World: Revolutionizing the Means of Consumption . We try this cool simulated voice technique towards the end of the episode that was quite fun to produce.