Scholarship in the digital age #coltt2009

August 12, 2009

I’m blogging today from another conference — the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference. The keynote speaker is Richard Katz, the VP of Educause. It’s an old story by now that digital technology has completely changed how we access media — nobody under 30 reads newspapers, and newspapers haven’t responded with a new […]

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Talking to scientists about the media

June 16, 2008

I was pleased to see a post on Framing Science outlining an upcoming workshop that he’s teaching to postdocs and grad students on how to communicate their work to the public. This post is cross-posted there. I’m a scientist-turned-journalist who has given several talks on this subject to other scientists, and really appreciate hearing that […]

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Godzilla meets the New York City Blackout

June 14, 2008

Rajasaurus was the king of the dinosaur pile, but he didn’t make the cutting room floor. The blackouts in DC yesterday reminded me of my own sad blackout story, when I was a lowly intern at NPR. One of our most famous dinosaur experts, Paul Sereno, had just discovered a new species of dinosaur. Pretty […]

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Regulating nanotechnology

June 4, 2008

Matthew Nisbett’s blog, Framing Science, just posted a note about a potential ban on nanotechnology in consumer products due to health concerns. He quotes a NY Times article in which nanotech is called the asbestos of tomorrow. He writes: The asbestos comparison immediately places nanotechnology in the mental box of uncertainty and risky health impacts. […]

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