Experts: Spotlight on art is one upside of lockdowns

Whether taking in art or making it ourselves, long stays at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new appreciation of the arts.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 art television books society-and-culture creativity movies

Experts debunk a few things about ‘Tiger King’

Biologists explain why private zoos like those in "Tiger King" are bad for big cats, what the series got wrong, and what's next for tiger conservation.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: conservation television endangered-species zoos tigers featured earth-and-environment

Social media haters can ruin your enjoyment of TV shows

"Social media affect viewers because they speak to our natural tendency to follow the crowd—a phenomenon that scholars describe as the 'bandwagon effect.'"

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media television society-and-culture social-lives movies

1st 2016 presidential debate left women sad and men angry

Facial recognition technology sheds light the emotional reactions of men and women during first presidential debate in 2016.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: politics gender television emotions faces society-and-culture presidential-elections

Subtle messages in children’s TV can backfire

Nuanced moral messages in young children's TV shows can fail or even backfire, research finds.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: television learning preschoolers society-and-culture morals

‘Nice people finish last’ with investors, ‘Shark Tank’ shows

To study how investors judge pitches, researchers used an odd laboratory: the TV show "Shark Tank."

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
June 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: business television money society-and-culture physical-appearance confidence investments

Reptile expert sizes up the ‘Game of Thrones’ dragons

How big could the Game of Thrones dragons really get? How would they breathe fire? A reptile expert answers your dragon questions.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
April 11, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: reptiles television books science-and-technology myths

Tweeting during TV might push you to buy stuff online

Watching TV while you share your thoughts on Twitter could make you less likely to resist ads and more likely to shop online.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: internet television twitter advertising consumers society-and-culture online-shopping

Political dramas with female stars draw fans to politics

Fans of shows like Scandal and Madam Secretary may be more interested and active in politics.

Joseph Paul-Purdue • futurity
March 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: politics television emotions featured society-and-culture social-lives

Can Netflix binges lead to ‘mean world syndrome’?

Binging violent shows may make you see the world as meaner and scarier than it really is, researchers report.

Boston University • futurity
March 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: internet television emotions featured society-and-culture violence perception

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