State of the Future

Kristin: In April, fellow futurist Stephen McGrail, Sarah and I contributed a chapter to the Australasian Node of the Millenium Project’s State of the Future Report. Our chapter examines the role of science and technology in contributing to improving the human condition in the 21st century, particularly in Australia and within a broader Asian context.   The Millennium Project is an […]

A Study of SocMed in SciComs

Kristin: In November I attended a communications stakeholders meeting comprising representatives from science and research institutions from around Australia. It struck me that again that different organsiations have different goals in undertaking science communications. And then it struck me, that while I am an avid and open user of Twitter, was it also that corporate Twitter accounts […]

Introducing Dr Malone

Kristin: In my last post, I said that 2009 had been a big year for books, babies and breakthroughs. One of the biggest personal breakthroughs belongs to our analyst Jenna Malone who completed her PhD investigating stress responses in wheat and barley at the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the University of Adelaide. […]

2009 and Beyond…

Sarah M: As 2009 comes to a close, we are faced with the never-ending lists of “Best of 2009” – best movies, music, books, websites, photos and celebrities, just to name a few.  One of the most exciting and interesting lists I have come across is the  50 Best Inventions of 2009, which has recently been published by TIME.  […]

Super Human Advances in Innovation and Design

Sarah M: Hi, my name is Sarah Morgan and I am excited because this my first blog for Bridge8!  I have worked within the nanotechnology space over the last four years through my roles at NanoVic and NVA, and I have a keen interest in innovation and education.  Most recently, I teamed up with Leah Heiss (Lecturer at […]