On Friday, I was invited by a friend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to give a talk to an undergraduate colloquium about Science Writing/Blogging and how students might be able to pursue it as a potential career path.
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but what does wit matter if no one’s listening? On Twitter the potential exists for many people to listen even if they aren’t connected.
The #sciart tweetstorm was huge success – bigger and more exciting than any of us could have imagined. Though we sent out an alert to fewer than 100 people before the launch, on the first day we racked up more than 4000 tweets!
I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in process, and the sort of things I normally share on my blog.
Attempting to update our Science Artist Twitter List! Have we missed you? https://t.co/ErIncNa9FA #sciart #scicomm Symbiartic SciArt (@Symbiartic) January 7, 2014 Recently science-artist Willy Chyr [@willychyr] was looking for a Twitter list of #sciart to follow, and turned to ours.
When in trouble or in doubt, invent new words. We have bibliometrics and scientometrics from the Age of Print. Now they are joined by informetrics, cybermetrics, webometrics and altmetrics, which might not be an accurate term, but it’s sticky (more than social media-based complimentary metrics, that’s for sure).
We live in an age of constant data. Between television, the Internet, and our “real-life” social circles, society has never before had as much access to health and science news as we now enjoy — and it has never been so easy for anyone to access an entire encyclopedia of information about any health or [...]
I love my Twitter feed. Sometimes it’s those little serendipitous conversations that lead to something delightful. Here’s how the cartoon above, by comic artist Talcott Starr, came about.
Overwhelming. Last week, from March 1-7, Kalliopi, Katie and I asked members of the #SciArt community to post 3 pieces of their work on Twitter, and retweet 5 by other people each day, using the #SciArt hashtag.
So, here is something that the casual reader of this blog may or may not know about me: In my other, non-psychology life, I’ve been working part-time for the past 2 years as a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor.
In addition to being artists ourselves, the Symbiartic team hopes to help advance the presence of images in science communication and culture.
Credit: Illustration by Glendon Mellow Source: Help Us Start a SciArt Tweet Storm by Glendon Mellow on Symbiartic This week, Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic has initiated a #sciart tweetstorm, and the sheer quantity of scienceart being shared is spectacular.
#IAmANaturalist because to try and understand a completely different way of living, of being, is to transcend oneself.
This past weekend I participated in the Association of Medical Illustrators annual meeting (hashtag #AMI2014), held with the hospitality of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Are you on social media? I’m willing to bet you’re on at least one channel (and it’s probably Facebook). In December 2013, 73% of adults online were using a social networking site of some sort.
From: Drown Your Town: what does your hometown look like with sea level rise? by David Wogan at Plugged In. Source: Andrew David Thaler Amid a couple of harrowing weeks in the science blogging community, a madcap and dastardly plan was hatched by the Southern Fried Scientist, Andrew David Thaler.
Scientists. We’re an enigmatic group of people. On the one hand, we are trailblazers. We’re the innovators and inventors whose job it is, quite literally, to expand the world’s technology through knowledge.
In case you haven’t heard, Carlos Danger — AKA shamed former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner — recently got in trouble once again for exposing his infamous…well, his infamous wiener.
Sure, we thought we’d get a few drops, maybe even some wind damage. But the SciArt Tweet Storm is turning out to be a Great Red Spot-sized hurricane.
When I see some amazing art posted on Twitter without attribution to the creator, especially by someone in science communication, I kind of lose it.