This plenary proudly sponsored by:
Heather Catchpole, Refraction Media
Allan Bishop & Daniel Fisher, Software Engineers, The Cube QUT
Eugenie Lee, Artist, 2015 Synapse resident artist
Kylie Walker, Director, Communications and Outreach, Australian Academy of Science
Mischa Andrews, Digital Producer, Australian Academy of Science
Skye Doherty, Journalism academic, School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland
In a relatively short time, science communication has transformed from an informed, traditional communicator talking from a position of knowledge (scientist giving a public lecture or trained journalist/broadcaster) to one in which informal, rapid-pace information is delivered through new mediums, from social media to YouTube. In addition, a variety of people from many walks of life are communicating science – including artists, technologists, amateur bloggers and more. So, what is the narrative of ‘science’ in this new science communication? How do we judge quality, and soundness of information? Is it still science communication? Join us to run through novel case studies with speakers who have developed a new narrative without following a deficit model of communication from a ‘top-down’ model, including the recently awarded “Careers with Code”.