The first thing I’d like to point out here is that I am confusing the role of Science Journalist and Science Communicator. At least by my current understanding of the roles. This is a topic that I’ve been obsessing over lately, and a topic that can be divisive… Continue reading Freelancing: Journalist or Communicator?
In a surprising move by one of Canada’s top universities, a popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer @rogerstanfordo has recently been hired to teach physics remotely. Twitch is an American live-streaming website owned by Amazon. As of February 2020, it had 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with 1.4 million average concurrent users. Twitch is most known for hosting video game and e-sports competitions, but recently celebrities like T-Pain, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jagmeet Singh have taken to the platform as well. “No, I don’t know anything about physics really. I mean, I can talk to you … Continue reading Twitch Streamer awarded full professorship, starts teaching physics this semester
On a late Thursday afternoon in November, I excitedly skimmed through the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) program, planning out my conference sessions for the following week. My eyes quickly darted to session titles with the words “Mis-information” “Polarization” and “Distrust”. Continue reading Polarization: What does it mean for science communication and decision making? by Sarah Turner
Listen to the last half of our @franthewriter1 interview! Also… Let’s add a month to 2020! Continue reading Random Walk 28: Francesco Zangari on ComSciCon-GTA (pt 2) + 2020 needs another month!