The Early Days of a Better Nation

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blogging for beginners

On Wednesday David Shenk and I led a discussion on blogging as a tool for science communication. The session was organised by Edinburgh Beltane, which is not as you might think a group of young people recreating the antics of our illustrious blue-painted heathen ancestors but a 'beacon' (geddit?) for public engagement with science. Some notes from the discusssion are here. Probably my best line was: 'Remember that anything stupid, foolish or misguided you say will last as long as civilisation.'

[Addendum: given that I was supposed to be encouraging science communicators to blog, perhaps amplifying that remark with 'People will be laughing at you on the starships' was not the way to go.]

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