BELIEVE THE HYPERTEXT: SCIENCE BLOGS AND COMMUNICATION
The popularity and influence of blogs have already made an undeniable impact on politics and society. Hear three highly regarded science journalists talk about how blogging is changing the way science information is communicated. What can a personalized venue like a blog offer that is advantageous, and is there a career to be made in this?
Science Blogging Panel:
Sree Sreenivasan is a leading technology expert and WABC-TV's Tech Guru. He is also Dean of Students at Columbia University's journalism school, where he runs the new media program. His work explaining technology has appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Rolling Stone and Popular Science (where he's a member of the "Geek Chorus"). More on his work at http://www.sree.net
Sarah Tomlin trained as a physicist at Imperial College in London, staying on to dabble in the mysteries of anesthetic drugs for her Ph.D. Today, Sarah finds plenty to keep her awake: in addition to editing news features for Nature, she handles the magazine's Commentary section, where experts offer their opinions on a range of topics related to science.
Carl Zimmer's The Loom (http://www.corante.com/loom/) this month was awarded one of Scientific American’s 25 Science & Technology Web Awards for "enchanting readers with every post." Zimmer, who also writes for such dead tree publications as the New York Times, Popular Science and Discover, received the 2004 AAAS Science Journalism Award for a three-part series on evolution published on The Loom.
When: Nov. 1, 2005, Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.
Where: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd St. in Manhattan
Cost: $15 (Includes Indian hors d’oeuvres)
RSVP preferred by Oct. 26, 2005 (for food order) to Jimbobwe@aol.com
Make checks out to “Science Writers in New York” and mail to:
694 President St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Event is co-sponsored by New York Academy of Sciences and Science Writers in New York.