quinta-feira, janeiro 29, 2009

Science Blogging 2009?

Ildeu de Castro Moreira nos chamou atenção para esta conferência, ocorrida ano passado. Será que o evento se repetirá em 2009? Algum blogueiro de ciência brasileiro participou?

Science Blogging 2008

On 30th August Nature Networks in collaboration with the Royal Institution are hosting the inaugural science blogging conference: Science Blogging 2008 London. The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills is delighted to be suporting this event which aims to bring together science bloggers from around the world to discuss the pressing issues in science, science communication, publishing and education.

The science blogging community is growing rapidly and reaching larger audiences. What can science bloggers do to maximise their impact? Can blogging contribute to scientific research and careers? How can blogs be used to help educate the public about science? What other emerging online tools will play a role in science?

Bloggers, science writers and scientists will be gathering at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on Saturday to spend a day discussing these issues. The event was very popular and is fully booked now, but you can check out the

8:30 - 9:45

Coffee/Breakfast; Proposal of unconference sessions
9:45 - 10:00
Opening remarks: Naomi Temple, Royal Institution; Matt Brown/Corie Lok, Nature Network
10:00 - 10:30
Keynote: Ben Goldacre
10:30 - 11:30
Panel: The scientific life, exposed
Jenny Rohn, Grrl Scientist, Anna Kushnir. Moderated by Mo Costandi. Mistrust of scientists is common, and misinterpretation of scientific results rampant. Science blogs can serve as a bridge between scientists and the general public. Blogs build a community of scientists in which they can discuss the peculiarities of their jobs, their work, and their results. More than that, science blogs have the power to demystify the scientific process for the public and to reverse deeply held stereotypes of scientists. In this session, we will discuss how science blogs can change the public’s perception of scientists and provide a support framework for scientists themselves.
11:30 - 11:45
Short break; Voting on unconference sessions
11:45 - 12:30
Morning breakout sessions. Three parallel sessions of 45 minutes, with option to go 15 minutes longer.

Breakout 1: There's a giraffe on my unicycle: Can blogging unlock your creativity? Clare Dudman, Brian Clegg and Henry Gee. Poincaré talked about ideas like gas molecules colliding in the room of his mind; Einstein talked about dreams; and Archimedes was in his bath when it hit him...that lightbulb going on, that great insight, that EUREKA MOMENT when two apparently unrelated ideas come together. Can blogging be a useful catalyst for creativity? Using a few examples from our own experiences as a springboard, we intend this to lead to a workshop/discussion on how blogging can help us create. Please bring your giraffe and your unicycle along with you.

Breakout 2: How to make friendfeeds and influence people Matt Wood. An introduction to microblogging and aggregation services (such as Friendfeed, Twitter, Tumblr etc), before opening things up to a discussion on their use in science, open notebooks, etc.

Breakout 3: How to enhance your blog Maxine Clarke and Euan Adie. Once you have decided to blog, what kind of blog do you choose? Blogging within a network, blogging on a stand-alone platform, group blogging, or microblogging all have advantages and disadvantages, as we will outline.However you blog, it is all about communication and conversation, and we'll be revealing some of the things you can do to increase your nternet presence, whether you are just a bit of a magpie (Maxine) or a bedroom coder (Euan), or at some point in between. We hope to have a lively discussion with participants about these topics.
12:30 - 1:45
Lunch and networking; Announce afternoon unconference sessions
1:45 - 2:30
Afternoon breakout sessions. Three parallel sessions of 45 minutes, with option to go 15 minutes longer.

Breakout 4: Science in Second Life: a virtual tour Jo Scott. Jo will take you on a tour of the key sites of relevance to scientists in the virtual world Second Life. A group discussion will then look at how useful such environments are (or could become) for disseminating scientific ideas and holding virtual conferences.

Breakout 5: Science blogs and online forums as teaching tools Martin Fenner, Oliver Obst and Jeff Marlow. We will discuss the role that science blogs and online forums are having in teaching science today. In a panel discussion we will look at practical examples and examine their potential as well as their shortcomings. To foster the use of these online tools in teaching, we hope to come up with a list of suggestions for both educators and software developers at the end of the session. (Other panellists to be decided.)

Breakout 6: Communicating Primary Research Publicly Heather Etchevers, Jean-Claude Bradley and Bob O’Hara. New web technologies afford unprecedented opportunities to share scientific data and results before official publication in a traditional journal. What are the benefits and drawbacks for a scientist to use these tools? Could the role of traditional publishers change as more scientists adopt increasingly diverse mechanisms to disclose research? How might this change the way science is done in the future?
2:30 - 3:15
Coffee and networking
3:15 - 4:15
Unconference sessions: 3 parallel sessions to be decided on the day by vote. If you’d like to speak, or lead a discussion, pitch your ideas in the morning before the first talk. You can begin discussing potential sessions in the
conference forum.
4:15 - 5:30
Wrap-Up Panel: Embracing change: Taking online science into the future.The panelists summarise the key themes of the day and provide a look into the future of online communication and collaboration in science. The goal is for attendees to come away with things they can do to enhance communication of science online.
Richard Grant, Cameron Neylon and Peter Murray-Rust. Moderated by Timo Hannay.
5:30 - 5:40
Closing remarks Matt Brown/Corie Lok/Royal Institution
Drinks and networking at the RI, to be continued at a local pub (location to be announced).

Algumas observações sobre o formato, comparando com o EWCLiPo:

1. As "unconferenced sessions" são curiosas, talvez pudessemos adaptar isso. Em todo caso, as várias mesas redondas do EWCLiPo deram um tom de informalidade ao Encontro.

2. A conferência foi realizada em apenas um dia, no sábado. O EWCLiPo durou dois dias, na quinta e sexta, mas muita gente só podia estar presente em um dia (especialmente os jornalistas). A sugestão para o próximo EWCLiPo é realizar o evento em um final de semana (em Búzios?).

3. Notei várias palestras dadas por dois ou mais autores. Um formato interessante, que poderíamos adotar.

3 comentários:

Carlos Hotta disse...

O formato adotado ano passado foi bom porque não éramos muito.

No próximo evento, poderíamos ter mesas com temas determinados e poderíamos ter discussões abertas. Com os tópicos a serem discutidos levantados em um wiki.

Que tal?

Serpsico disse...

Como vc coloca vídeos no seu blog é através daquele ícone na caixa de postagem que significa vídeo? Que uma pessoa me disse que não posso postar assim, mas estou colocando quem fez o vídeo e de onde eu tirei. Não quero tirar meus vídeos, mas não sei postar de outra forma assim é tão prático. Ela disse que pode dar problema em minha conta adsense, mas, tirando isso acho que não estou plagiando ninguém, que vc acha?

Osame Kinouchi disse...

Luciana, eu simplesmente coloco aquele codigo do YOUTUBE "incorporar" usando o editar HTML (em vez de modo "escrever") na janela de criação de post do Blogger.