All my wonderful lady friends (I'm talking to the non sciency bods here) I need your help.
Please watch the video below and leave a comment on my blog page (at the bottom of this page) letting me know what you think of the video (giving your current job - you don't need to leave your name). Does it make you want to work in science?
Thanks for all the comments! I forwarded them on to the EU commission that produced the video. They did receive quite a response to the video from across the globe, and a few 10000 blog posts!! Here are a few reflections -
This week there's been a higher than normal amount of discussion around to the topic of 'the death of social media', well, there has been on my social media networks. And that links to what I want to talk about in this post.
The Atlantic published a piece yesterday on 'The Decay of Twitter' which followed the announcement that Twitter was running at a financial loss. Today, Essena O'Neill announced that she is quitting Instagram because social media 'isn't real life'. I've found the discussions around both of these really interesting but many discussions about social media often assume a couple of points that I think should be thought about further and these haven't really been addressed in commentary that I have seen.
1) Everyone should be using the same social network
Obviously for a social network to be a social network it needs users and for business (like Twitter) additional users is a sign that they are doing well. But as a user of a …
I have promised myself that this year I will be better at sharing information, documents and general things that I have created for training, conference sessions or just for fun.To start 2018, here is a list of different formats in which people communicate science through events. I used it for a discussion with Masters students about the many different forms science communication can take. The list started life as a local one but I am keen to include more international examples. I have included links where appropriate so people can find out more information. Have I missed any? I expect I have...
Talks, comedy and storytelling Lectures - still an important way of communicating science Café Scientifique (and Café MED, if you are in Aberdeen)Bright Club comedy The Cabaret of Dangerous IdeasNerd NiteSkeptics in the PubSci-barPint of ScienceSoapbox scienceSpeed scienceThe Story Collider – science storytelling (and there is a great podcast)PechaKucha Night (not science based, but is a grea…