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Remember #Pepsigate?

May 18, 2011
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What’s new to me is the potential for science blogs to be a serious alternative to the often superficial coverage of science in the mainstream media. The panel talked about the way Nature/Science dominate their respective coverage. One of the most attractive things about science blogging is how by sharing ideas, by articulating ideas and by being exposed to ideas, it creates a fertile space for innovation.

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Science blogging, a rethink

December 16, 2010
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The NASA astrobiology debacle is a chance to rethink science blogging. People think of blogging as amateur or DIY media, which it can be. But I reckon it would help if scientists started to think about blogging as an extension to what they do at conferences.

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What do you think?

December 15, 2010

Are you finding this blog interesting? It’s been up and running three weeks – I’d hold out asking until a month, but that will be just about Christmas and I’m sure commenting on a blog will be the last thing on anyone’s mind. What with all the eggnog, Christmas songs and time off. So the [...]

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Review: Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

December 12, 2010

Madeleine Preston lives in Potts Point. She paints, draws, illustrates, does printmaking, media art, sculptures, installations and public art: “Whatever medium or method works with the idea.” She’s been in 30-something group shows and made the beautifully nostalgic Darlinghurst Eats Its Young blog. She teaches art too. Madeleine comes up with ideas, and turns them [...]

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Reading #5

December 2, 2010

Sometimes all it takes to be creative is a different perspective. Matthew Engel’s Financial Times report on Australian politics captures something: The insecurity of power is reinforced by the layout of the parliamentary chamber. Instead of nestling alongside their colleagues on the front bench, the leaders sit alone at the despatch box, on swivel chairs, [...]

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