Digital Science Communication Colabs: How Science, Media and Publics Can Tell Interactive Science Stories Together

Digital Science Communication Colabs: How Science, Media and Publics Can Tell Interactive Science Stories Together 2016-10-21T15:44:29+00:00

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Science Talk
Presenter:
Ms Anina Mumm, ScienceLink / SciBraai, South Africa
Presenter: Mr Paul Kennedy, ScienceLink / SciBraai, South Africa
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In this session, we will share some of the most successful and exciting new-media science communication projects that ScienceLink and SciBraai has been involved in, including:

  • ClimaTracker: an interactive digital storytelling project about climate change aimed at the general public. It is based on real scientific data from the CSIR and features reports, stories and investigations by journalists across southern Africa.
  • SciBraai “DataQuests”, events similar to “hackathons” that bring developers, designers, scientists and the media together to tell science stories on various digital platforms
  • Simpler examples of digital science communication that every research organisation, even those with few resources, can experiment with.
  • This session will inspire scientists, science communicators and managers of research organisations to engage society in new ways.

About us: We specialise in digital science communication, and our goal is to build digital science communication in South Africa through ScienceLink, a service provider that helps researchers engage their audiences using the latest digital media platforms. The ScienceLink team also volunteers at local NPO ‘SciBraai’. SciBraai has a strong online presence and, like ScienceLink, it regularly experiments with digital story-telling projects with the help of its volunteers.”
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mummMs Anina Mumm
ScienceLink / SciBraai, South Africa
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Anina Mumm is a science communication and digital media specialist at ScienceLink, a company she co-founded to help scientists connect with the world, particularly through the use of multi-media story-telling and other innovative digital tools. She is also the Chairperson of SciBraai, a proudly South African NPO dedicated to science journalism, communication and outreach. In 2016 Mumm made the M&G’s 200 Young South Africans list.
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kennedyMr Paul Kennedy
ScienceLink / SciBraai, South Africa
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Paul is a reformed scientist now making a career in digital science communication. As a co-founder of ScienceLink and a volunteer at SciBraai, he is excited to help steer these young organisations towards a bright future. He loves good communication, innovation and being his own boss, and dislikes ignorance and intolerance in all forms. When not helping make South African research relevant, you’ll find him on the mountain or in the garden.
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