We watched the premiere episode of Wired Science on PBS (Vermont) tonight. A nice convergence/happy medium between the web and commercial free television. The episode seemed available for download on the web simultaneously. They had a great piece about the inner workings of plasma TV’s and a interesting story of meteorite hunters in the mid-west, among other stories.
The show felt “weblike” – whatever that means – I’m not quite sure yet. It also felt like reading the magazine with long features and small data chunks placed in between in highly digestible formats and designs.
You know you’ll be seeing more like this from the YouTube’s/TV/Media companies/Etc.
“WIRED SCIENCE is a one-hour primetime program that translates WIRED Magazine’s award-winning journalism into a fast-paced television show. A co-production of KCET/Los Angeles, the West Coast flagship station of PBS, and WIRED, the pre-eminent science and technology magazine, WIRED SCIENCE brings WIRED Magazine’s cutting edge vision, stylish design, and irreverent attitude to the screen with breakout ideas, recent discoveries, and the latest innovations.
The pilot episode takes the viewer into the world of meteorite hunters, where space, commerce, and art intersect, travels to Yellowstone National Park to harvest viruses which may hold the key to a technology revolution, and dives underwater to find NEEMO, NASA’s extreme astronaut training program. Viewers will meet rocket belt inventors, stem cell explorers, and the developer of an electric car that goes zero-to-60 in under four seconds. As a series, WIRED SCIENCE will span the globe to uncover novel developments in biomedicine, space exploration, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, robotics, and military technology.”