Vic Event: Workshop: Crowdsourcing information for humanitarian disaster responses

ASC Victoria are pleased to present a FREE workshop on Crowdsourcing information for humanitarian disaster responses. The workshop will be run by Cobi Smith who has been intimately involved with the project.
When: Monday, October 6, 6pm, for a 6:15 start – 7:30pm
Where: The Meeting Room at the East Melbourne Library and Community Centre | 122 [...]

Event Review: The Making Of Chemistry World

The Chem World display at QUT’s The Cube was officially launched during National Science Week 2014, but back in June many ASC Queensland members got a special preview and a behind the scenes look at how it was designed.
Over 70 guests enjoyed networking drinks and canapés as the creators of Chemistry World explained the process [...]

Event Review: The Future of Food

To celebrate National Science Week 2014, the Queensland branch of ASC delved into the world of food and gazed into the future beyond food selfies, sous-vide, and fat-free fads.
Our host, Brisbane journalist Natalie Bochenski, led an entertaining discussion on the current trends in food production and consumption with the help of a panel of food [...]

Event review: The art of communicating science

Thank you to Kathleen Hayes and George Aranda for the event review.
The Victorian branch recently held an event looking at the use of art – such as photography, animation, illustration and video – in communicating science.
A wonderful night was had by all, with ASC member Kathleen Hayes providing the following review:
“A night of good company, interesting conversation [...]

Science bloggers get Linked In to ASC

Thank you to Claire Harris for the discussion summary.
The ASC public LinkedIn group took off in early August with a discussion about scientist bloggers sparked by Jacinta Legg.
She asked, “Does anyone have any favourite Australian scientist-bloggers they follow?”
Jacinta, who describes herself as a ‘science geek’ likes to know what is happening in the world of [...]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s update.
Did you survive (and thrive) during National Science Week?
I feel that I’ve just recovered—a week later—from National Science Week. It was a rather impressive spread of activities going on around the country. I was very lucky to participate in Adelaide with a packed house who came to [...]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for preparing this month’s President’s update.
Precaution or Proaction?
For this Scope update, I’m sitting at the airport in Brisbane with a latte looking ahead to a conference in the US on Social Epistemology (this is an academic way of referring to the study of how knowledge travels in social groups).  I [...]