November 2011 Archives
Recently, I've been discussing various aspects of computer science and technology in the media - beyond this blog - and have discussed social media for the tv and local radio stations.
One of the things that I've noticed, and now got used to, is that I'll do a 15 minute interview, with (for tv) chatting and walking and talking and acting out using the computer - and maybe 15 seconds will get shown.
Radio is better - if live, then all is used, whilst for pre-records then maybe half appears. A number of conclusions can be drawn from this, mostly unscientifically.
Either I'm not photogenically good for tv; maybe I have a voice (and a face) for radio; perhaps I don't say that much interesting; maybe media coverage of science is superficial.
If I were wanting to defend my personal construct, I'd perhaps be plumping for the latter, and this would be a tirade against the lack of science in our lives, the shallowness of media, and so on.
However, it isn't going to be that (and nor am I going to argue that I should be seen on tv for my ravishing good looks, either).