Episode One Hundred And Thirty Four – On ScienceRewired – Interviews On Science, Society And Education

sciencerewired is a one day conference on the 11th October in Adelaide, at the Science Exchange, exploring the impact of social media, crowdsourcing and digital technologies on science communication and citizen science on the major social and scientific issues of our time.

With a key theme of “Connect, Collaborate and Communicate for Change” it will bring together science communicators, academics, media professionals and digital visionaries for a one day conference of debate, insight and education.

I’ve conducted a number of interviews, with some of the most fascinating science advocates and promoters who’ll be at the event  - here are several of them collected together for your enjoyment! You can listen to the whole series at http://audioboo.fm/sciencerewired

Chris Cassella – ScienceAlert - Chris Cassella is the Managing Director of ScienceAlert Pty Ltd, an ex-Microsoft programmer and failed neuroscientist. Over the last 5 years, he has transformed ScienceAlert into the #1 provider of science news on Facebook. With over a million fans worldwide, ScienceAlert’s Facebook page is more popular than the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and the Economist’s Facebook pages. Chris is a strong proponent of Facebook as a platform to inspire and engage young people around the world with science.

Dr Will Grant – Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
Dr Will J Grant is a lecturer, researcher and Graduate Studies Convener at CPAS – the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU, Canberra. Will’s research and writing has focused on the intersection of society, politics and science, and how the relationships between these are changing with new technologies.

Nigel Mitchell – Australian Science Teachers Association - Nigel Mitchell is an educator based in Adelaide, South Australia who has taught in the government and private sectors in highschools and Universities. In his current role as Manager of Online Professional Learning for the Australian Science Teachers Association. Nigel works with members of the state and territory Science Teacher Associations to increase digital literacy amongst educators by promoting the use of online technologies in teacher professional learning and in the classroom.

Dr John La Salle – The Living Atlas – Dr John La Salle is an insect taxonomist whose research career has covered the taxonomy and biology of parasitic wasps, and their importance to biological control, sustainable agriculture, and in maintaining ecological balance in ecosystems. John is the Director of The Atlas of Living Australia, which contains information on all the known species in Australia, aggregated from a wide range of data providers, such as museums, community groups, individuals and universities.

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