Science Comms

Good science should not just be appreciated by scientists and academics. National surveys reveal that people want it, and yet it is not being delivered. There are numerous ways that this goal is being actively pursued by the scientific, journalistic, and lay communities. Here, in brief, are my contributions.

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UQ 3MT (2015)

In 2015 I was a university finalist for the 3MT competition – a challenge to explain my whole thesis in 3-minutes flat. In order to qualify for the finals I had to compete (and win) at the School and Faculty levels. This is quite a prestigious competition, and making it to the finals was a difficult ordeal. Read my thoughts here: 6 and a half pointers to help you lose 3MT

 

The Flame Challenge (2015)

This is my entry into The Flame Challenge (orchestrated by Alan Alda at Stony Brook University). This is an entry for the 2015 ‘Flame Challenge‘. The challenge itself is for scientists to address a ‘basic’ scientific question to an audience of 11 year olds, who later judge the best entries.

 

The Flame Challenge (2014)

This is my entry into The Flame Challenge (orchestrated by Alan Alda at Stony Brook University). This is an entry for the 2014 ‘Flame Challenge‘. The challenge itself is for scientists to address a ‘basic’ scientific question to an audience of 11 year olds, who later judge the best entries.

This year the topic was ‘What is Color?’. Read about my approach to this videos creation on my blog.

 

Psychobabble-logoPsychobabble Podcast (link)

Since 2011 I hosted and produced the Psychology themed podcast Psychobabble. This podcast was released fortnightly and discussed both topical and timeless aspects of society and culture from a psychological perspective. Subscribe on iTunes here, or find us on Facebook.

More details available here.

Podcast currently on hiatus (2013).

 

 

psychology_thumbThe Psychology/Dance Project (Link)

Liesel Zink and I open a dialogue between the science of Psychology and the art and exposition of Dance. Previously we have discussed the junction of the two on Psychobabble.  Our current topics of interest are varied and many.

Season to run early 2014.

More details available here.

 

 

 

AIS_01small‘And in Science’ 

I believe that Australian media does not adequately serve the Nation’s interest in Science.  As a result I petitioned Triple J, Australia’s youth Radio Station on The ABC, to include more science in their hourly news updates. Mel McKenzie (and others) have joined me in forming the following appeal.

www.andinscience.com

This petition was ultimately unanswered by Triple J and the ABC.

Read about the campaign here as published in the ‘Australian Rationalist

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