Going back to our roots

#onsci is back for 2014! We’re kicking off the year by going back to our roots: our roots in science, in communication, in social media and many other relevant ‘shades of grey’ fields which feed into these. Many of these areas were discussed at the February 2014 Australian Science Communicators conference (#ASC14) in Brisbane, Queensland […]

Looking after each other: professional wellbeing in science

Working as scientists and communicators can be tough at times. Many of us work in relative isolation on small or highly specialised projects with set budgets and under intense time constraints. We regularly spend many hours applying for funding, and are often knocked back. As we labour on, heads down and bottoms up, it can […]

#onsci June 20 2013: Myths about communicating science

We’re all aware of the popular science TV series Mythbusters. These crazy scientists spend an hour or so challenging common perceptions about science and technology. But is this the only way that science can be appealing? Does science needs to be kooky, whacky, explosive and dangerous in order to be of interest? And what other […]

#onsci: 4th April – Outreach vs Inreach

This month’s #onsci is is being led by Ni Wayan Ratnamaheshwari (@NINjAitsu), Ratih (@squirateeh), David Wong (@PhotoEcologist) and Dan Craig (@talldancraig) who are all currently undertaking an intensive on science and social media at ANU. The topic up for discussion is “Outreach vs Inreach” Summary: This month on #onsci, we would like to question about the […]

#onsci: 7th February – Science Online

Kristin: At the start of February, the Science Online 2013 supported watch parties including one in Adelaide organised by Sarah Keenihan, Heather Bray and me, and parties in Melbourne & Geelong organised by George Aranda and Vanessa Vaughan. Here are the sessions that we followed: Why won’t the science deficit model die? #scioDM (session 3A) Blog post by Heather […]