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Nik Papageorgiou. FROM BENCH TO KEYBOARD. (& how I learned to stop worrying and leave the lab). My story. Ooooh ! Logos!. Science Communication. Informing the public of science-related topics (experts to non-experts) De-mystifying the scientific process. Examples. Publishing Journalism

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from bench to keyboard

NikPapageorgiou

FROM BENCH TO KEYBOARD

(& how I learned to stop worrying and leave the lab)

science communication
Science Communication
  • Informing the public of science-related topics (experts to non-experts)
  • De-mystifying the scientific process
examples
Examples
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Blogging
  • Comics?
  • Natureblogs
  • NewScientist
  • Wired magazine
  • Guardian Science
  • Scienceblogs
advantages
Advantages
  • Make science more understood and appreciated
  • Generate support for scientific endeavours
  • Influence governmental decisions
  • Inform/educate the individual (coping in a sci/tech society)
risks
Risks
  • Miscommunication
  • Dumbing down
  • Alienation
  • Scientism
  • “What’s the point?”
social media
Social media

The Bad:

  • Impact-focused
  • Biased
  • Inaccurate
  • “Too much”

The Good:

  • Open/Free
  • Regular
  • Up-to-date
  • “Live”
  • Networking
  • Quick
  • Variety
online presence
Online presence
  • Engaged network > crowds of apathy
  • Innovative + informative
  • Social media: Tailored + Measured
what i have learned
What I have learned
  • Science communication is not easy
  • Stick to what you know
  • Find your niche topic, format and audience
  • Worry about the feedback, not the numbers
  • Network with others
  • Humour is a great tool
  • Keep at it!

Communicate science like a SIR!

thank you for your attention
Thank you for your attention!
  • Questions?

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