Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Wish I Could Be There to See the Flaming Framing

Speaking Science 2.0: New Directions in Science Communications
Friday, September 28, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Bell Museum Auditorium
$5 Suggested Donation

Seed magazine writers and influential science bloggers gather to discuss new directions in science communication. This lively panel discussion will cover a range of topics, including science and culture, public engagement with science, the role of scientists in the public discussion of science, and communication via the Internet, film, museums and other media. Author and journalist Chris Mooney, American University communications professor Matthew Nisbet, and University of Minnesota anthropologist Greg Laden will join moderator Jessica Marshall, a U of M science journalism professor. A reception in Dinkytown will follow the event. Co-sponsored by the Bell Museum of Natural History; Seed Magazine/ScienceBlogs; The Humphrey Institute's Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy; and the Minnesota Journalism Center.

Will PZ Myers be there?


  1. Come on Larry old son, give it a break, give'um a chance. A little less of the 'Bah humbug'!!

  2. You've been tagged with the Animal Meme. :)

  3. Yes, I'll be there on the stage.

    The format will be 10 minutes each for Mooney and Nisbet, then 10 minutes each for Laden and Myers, then 5 minutes for each side to rebut. Followed by questions. Followed by beer.

  4. I think I'd need the beer first before listening to Nisbet. Lots of beer. Lots of high-alcohol Belgian ale, in fact.

  5. That sounds pretty short PZ. Hopefully all the arguments get time for a working over.

  6. PZ doesn't need more than 10 minutes. It's Nisbet and Mooney who will be hard pressed to explain themselves in such a short period of time.

    ... Come to think of it. No amount of time would be sufficient for the framers.