Later this year we’ll be piloting a ScienceRewired community platform that will help to connect science communicators, digital innovators, citizen science advocates and educators. It’s the first of many projects we’re exploring – aimed at developing a global community of science communicators, educators and citizen science advocates eager to understand more about the use of digital technologies in science communication.
ScienceRewired got a great little shout-out with the first question – here’s the session from tonight, with thanks to Sarah Keenihan, OnSci and all the contributors:
Imagine the year is 2050… Kids in rural schools will be doing just as well as those in private colleges. Aboriginal communities will be driving the process of community improvement, not scientists. Government will employ science communicators to help spread important messages. This is the dream of Jenni Metcalfe – Director of Econnect communication. The […]
So You Think You Can Spin? – Craig Reucassel Featuring Dr Matt Cahill, Sally-Ann Williams And Professor Lincoln Wood
So you think you can spin… but can you? Or should you? Craig Reucassel – of the Chaser and more recently the Checkout fame (or infamy!) – chairs a panel discussion to see if we can get to the bottom of science ‘spin’. The panelists come from a variety of backgrounds, including agriculture (Dr. Matt […]
With over 6000 pubs in Australia it’s pretty hard to walk the streets of any city or town without wandering past a local or two. The pub holds a special place in the heart of many Australians – and its pull on our other organs can’t be ignored either! Its schnitty (schnitzel –preferably the size of the plate or larger) sings to our stomachs, the footy and conversation takes care of our eyes and ears, and our noses are inevitably filled with that (not always pleasant) pub aroma. But while at the pub, are we neglecting one of our most important organs – our brain?
Contentious approach or valid means of research? Will ‘crowd sourcing’ your research leave your projects wide open for criticism, invalidate research or create a richer set of data from a much broader audience? Ms. Deborah Cleland -PhD Student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University; Dr. Laurel Dyson – Senior Lecturer […]
What do you want your listeners to know? What can you produce, in a feasible manner? What can podcasting do that other social media mediums (or other traditional forms of outreach) can’t provide? The Token Skeptic podcast began in 2009 and primarily features interviews with scientists and pop-culture figures involved in science and philosophy; it […]
Has spent the last two years of his life making YouTube his fulltime activity. It’s opening doors and gaining popularity – here’s his most popular YouTube video: Nine-hundred thousand hits! The paper that is being demonstrated in this video has been inspired by the original YouTube video – he recommends the use of music and […]
Communicating science via online platforms comes with its own particular traps and pitfalls. So what should communicators be on the lookout for? How can we avoid the snares of misconceptions and misinformation? Philip Roetman discusses the elements of research, education and engagement – keys to bilateral exchange of information: giving information to the community by showing […]
We open ScienceRewired with insights from one of the leading figures in the online science blogging community, Bora Zivkovic, Blog Editor at Scientific American. He started blogging when first starting research, a “blogger in the wild” and now blogging at Scientific American, an institution around 167 years old. It’s a traditional media organisation, but very […]