Tagged: communication

The changing face of science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 12, 2010

All the reports from the inquiries into the climategate issue are worth reading. It is the nature of thoughtful inquiries that not only are problems identified, claims checked and unjustified accusations refuted. There are also usually some suggestions for improvements. I think the attention that has been paid to issues like peer review, importance of [...] … Read More

Quantum memory improves (vastly) - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 24, 2010

Let’s hope I manage to explain this properly 🙂 Photons make up light. Firstly, a shoutout to a local – a University of Otago researcher was actually involved in this.  Hooray!  It means I get, not only to geek out, but to have pride in doing so.  Always a nice feeling. So, on … Read More

Replying to the editor, in sign - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 14, 2010

In communication not only does the message matter, but how you convey it. ’Dear’ You have to admit the Air New Zealand PR/communications people are original in how they choose to communicate their messages. We’ve seen their ’bare essentials’ advertisements and safety video. Sometimes people disagree with what an editorial says. Air … Read More

Seducing Scientists into Science Communication - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 25, 2010

When it comes to science communication I (and I assume many of the bloggers I am aware of though I’d rather not put words in their mouths) do so because of a perceived lack in the mainstream media (MSM). Along with this is a frustration with the amount of unscientific thinking among the general public, [...] … Read More

Clear science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 08, 2010

Book review: Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public by Cornelia Dean Price US$13.57 Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0674036352 ISBN-13: 978-0674036352 I bet you can name some good science communicators. People like Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Carolyn Porco, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence … Read More