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Dr David Kirby

Publications

2016
Kirby, D. (2016). Film, Radio and Television in the History of Science. In B. Lightman (Ed.), Companion for the History of Science. (pp. 428-441). Wiley-Blackwell. . Publication link: 26baab0a-9a7d-4a9a-9675-8536cd88789b
2015
Kirby, D. A., Chambers, A. C., & Macauley, W. R. (2015). What Entertainment Can Do for Science, and Vice Versa. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: 8068cb47-a378-4d03-93d9-e1e21dd12ce1
2014
Kirby, D. A., Nelson, D. J. (Ed.), Grazier, K. R. (Ed.), Paglia, J. (Ed.), & Perkowitz, S. (Ed.) (2014). Censoring Science in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Cinema. In Hollywood Chemistry. (1 ed., pp. 229-240). New York: Oxford University Press. . Publication link: ec21b715-08fd-426e-9316-e2e95d633bca
Kirby, D. A., Bucchi, M. (Ed.), & Trench, B. (Ed.) (2014). Cinematic Science: The Public Communication of Science and Technology in Popular Film. In Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology. (2 ed., pp. 41-56). London: Routledge. . Publication link: cbecf9d1-093b-4c83-b124-faa07c6f3428
2013
Burney, I., Kirby, D. A., & Pemberton, N. (2013). Introducing 'Forensic Cultures'. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C :Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 44(1), 1-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsc.2012.09.012. Publication link: a462538a-70dc-4a0d-a35a-c1a67f3dd61b
Kirby, D. A. (2013). Forensic Fictions: Storytelling, Television Production, and Forensic Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 44(1), 92-102. . Publication link: 82f1eeee-b269-4168-8d57-b8d47a553cb5
Kirby, D. A. (2013). Movie Microbes Under the Microscope. Unknown Journal, 14(4), 17-19. . Publication link: 757cd535-09ad-4f9a-8a2e-63c74efcf976
2012
Farry, J., & Kirby, D. A. (2012). The Universe will be televised: Space, science, satellites and British television production, 1946-1969. History and Technology, 28(3), 311-333. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2012.722795. Publication link: c7e651ab-4fee-4559-9a16-ce8fc2a937f6
2011
Kirby, D. A. (2011). Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema. (1 ed.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.. Publication link: dc599e98-dbd3-4874-9185-5fbff4869118
Kirby, D. A. (2011). Creating a Techno-Mythology for a New Age: The Production History of The Lawnmower Man. In Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains. (1 ed.). Jefferson, SC: McFarland Publishers. . Publication link: d20d7b89-81d5-47a0-9469-2d4e99f09964
2010
Kirby, D. (2010). The future is now: Diegetic prototypes and the role of popular films in generating real-world technological development. Social Studies of Science, 40(1), 41-70. DOI: 10.1177/0306312709338325. Publication link: c16065a4-fd52-4cfa-9281-ff384fcf3200
2008
Kirby, D. A. (2008). Hollywood knowledge: Communication between scientific and entertainment cultures. In Communicating Science in Social Contexts: New Models, New Practices|Communicating Sci. in Soc. Contexts: New Models, New Pract.. (pp. 165-180). Springer Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8598-7_10. Publication link: 7b155f9c-b3f6-473d-bee1-a81e54b1da3d
Kirby, D. A., Bucchi, M. (Ed.), & Trench, B. (Ed.) (2008). Cinematic Science. In Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology. Routledge. . Publication link: 57724885-f717-407d-9e8b-991e566e7bb3
2007
Kirby, D. A. (2007). L'Eugenetica al Cinema: Gattaca. Prometeo, 98. . Publication link: 0648e694-077b-4ad6-850e-8f8f9ab45e17
Kirby, D. A. (2007). The devil in our DNA: A brief history of eugenics in science fiction films. Literature and Medicine, 26(1), 83-108. DOI: 10.1353/lm.2008.0006. Publication link: deb6e5b4-6022-4f9e-8eec-7821d638d6ec
2005
Kirby, D. A., & Gaither, L. A. (2005). Genetic coming of age: Genomics, enhancement, and identity in film. New Literary History, 36(2), 263-282. DOI: 10.1353/nlh.2005.0033. Publication link: 24e5cc1f-d97c-4ff5-aefb-f891a85c007d
2004
Kirby, D. A. (2004). Extrapolating Race in Gattaca: Genetic Passing, Identity, the New Eugenics, and the Science of Race. Literature and medicine, 23(1), 184-200. DOI: 10.1353/lm.2004.0006. Publication link: d855d7da-5a64-4ce0-89bd-b3ba2c93b636
2003
Kirby, D. A. (2003). Scientists on the set: Science consultants and the communication of science in visual fiction. Public Understanding of Science, 12(3), 261-278. DOI: 10.1177/0963662503123005. Publication link: 83b37250-008d-40be-b07b-335de64f0bde
Kirby, D. A., & Rhodes, G. D. (Ed.) (2003). The Threat of Materialism in the Age of Genetics: DNA at the Drive-In. In Horror at the Drive-In: Essays in Popular Americana. (pp. 241-258). Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co.. . Publication link: 02bccbbc-425e-4416-9d73-14638885dc7c
Kirby, D. A. (2003). Science consultants, fictional films, and scientific practice. Social Studies of Science, 33(2), 231-268. DOI: 10.1177/03063127030332015. Publication link: 6a3e9cac-e6ae-41c1-b57e-112da4089763
Kirby, D. A. (2003). Science advisors, representation, and hollywood films.Mol Interv, 3(2), 54-60. DOI: 10.1124/mi.3.2.54. Publication link: 1b71e4f6-9c4d-4587-98ec-377cab37afb3
2002
Kirby, D. A. (2002). Are We Not Men?: The Horror of Eugenics in The Island of Dr. Moreau. ParaDoxa, 17. . Publication link: 7559fa88-776f-4bbf-aa6a-5f16ad76ca1f
2000
Kirby, D. A. (2000). The New Eugenics in Cinema: Genetic Determinism and Gene Therapy in GATTACA. Science Fiction Studies, 27(2). . Publication link: 1110cc27-86c4-4ae9-8590-a195e58c267d
1998
Stephan, W., Xing, L., Kirby, D. A., & Braverman, J. M. (1998). A test of the background selection hypothesis based on nucleotide data from Drosophila ananassae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95(10), 5649-5654. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.95.10.5649. Publication link: 989ccbae-6e83-4581-9b24-e6a54e5cdfba
1996
Kirby, D. A., & Stephan, W. (1996). Multi-locus selection and the structure of variation at the white gene of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 144(2), 635-645. . Publication link: d393a7cd-cd42-4732-9854-6fbf38cef994
1995
Kirby, D. A., Muse, S. V., & Stephan, W. (1995). Maintenance of pre-mRNA secondary structure by epistatic selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 92(20), 9047-9051. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.92.20.9047. Publication link: 91af23a1-e72f-4b22-9209-252477477022
Kirby, D. A., & Stephan, W. (1995). Haplotype test reveals departure from neutrality in a segment of the white gene of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 141(4), 1483-1490. . Publication link: 004cb12c-3775-4c1e-955b-b3c30779578c
1993
Stephan, W., & Kirby, D. A. (1993). RNA folding in Drosophila shows a distance effect for compensatory fitness interactions. Genetics, 135(1), 97-103. . Publication link: 02ec09dc-681f-4148-9c6c-a0e646a34a94
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