流行歌曲想要红?请远离科学

【流行歌曲想要红?请远离科学】研究发现,西方世界流行音乐的歌词有时包含科学知识,从而具有传播科学知识,激发公众兴趣的潜在功能。但一项研究台湾金马奖获奖歌曲的研究发现,台湾主流流行音乐的歌词大部分都与科学无缘,所提及的科学词汇基本都是采用比喻的手法,表达情绪状态和心情。在与科学词汇相关的歌词中,涉及较多的是天文学和生物学。除了涉及“互联网科学”的歌曲,含有大段科学词汇的歌曲很难“火”起来。

What science are you singing? A study of the science image in the mainstream music of Taiwan 

2020207_150828_1

Chun-Ju Huang

National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (ROC)

Joachim Allgaier

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

 

Abstract

Public Understanding of Science 1–14 © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0963662514542565 pus.sagepub.com

Previous research showed that pop music bands in the Western world have sometimes included science imagery in their lyrics. Their songs could potentially be helpful facilitators for science communication and public engagement purposes. However, so far no systematic research has been conducted for investigating science in popular music in Eastern cultures. This study explores whether science has been regarded as an element in the creation of popular mainstream music, and examines the content and quantity of distribution through an analysis of mainstream music lyrics, to reflect on the conditions of the absorption of science into popular culture. The results indicate that expressions related to astronomy and space science feature very prominently. Most of the lyrics are connected to emotional states and mood expressions and they are only very rarely related to actual issues of science. The implications for science communication and further research are discussed in the final section.

Keywords

boundary objects, mainstream music, popular culture, science communication

 

Public Understanding of Science 1–14 © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0963662514542565 pus.sagepub.com

 

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