Tribeca Film Festival: I attended the premier screening of BOMBSHELL a documentary about Hedy Lamarr. She was a famous actress who was known worldwide for her beauty but few knew that she was an incredible inventor. She developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, using frequency hopping technology. The principles of her work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth technology that we use daily. Following the screening there was a panel with executive producer Susan Sarandon, director Alexandra Dean, actor Diane Kruger, patent lawyer Patricia Rogowski, Associate Professor and Area Director, Circuits & Embedded Systems at UCLA, Danijela Cabric, PhD, focusing on how prominent women in both entertainment and STEM have been historically underrepresented in their respective fields. Susan Sarandon said she was told recently that she is too pretty to do comedy! Sadly Hedy died before her genius was ever recognized, but she proved that beautiful women can be smart too.
YouTube: I got invited to PBS Women: Building a Career out of Curiosity at YouTube headquarters last month. PBS like many networks is now focusing on digital content which means in their case that they sponsor certain educational channels on YouTube. The panel was full of incredibly smart (and pretty) girls talking about science. Check out these channels:
*I've been loving attending panels at YouTube headquarters! They also offer classes on lighting, camera techniques, editing etc. but you can only take those classes if you have 1,000 subscribers. Can you help me reach 1,000? Subscribe to my YouTube channel!
What stereotypes have you been fighting recently?