John Cleese on lightbulbs, open and closed modes, Flemming and penicillin, play, 27 phonecalls and a quiet mind. And much more. Like not chickening out of your creative discomfort, because that would be too easy. Absolutely worth your time!Read More
So schÃ¶n dieser Film ist – ich finde, sein Bild vom TV-Wissenschaftsdokumentaristen ist ziemlich veraltet. NatÃ¼rlich bleibt “Storytelling” der SchlÃ¼ssel. Aber was genau ist “die Geschichte”? Und welche GrÃ¼nde kann es geben, sie in eine lineare Filmdramaturgie zu packen? Oder anders gefragt: Welche Teile der Geschichte packe ich in eine lineare Filmdramaturgie, in eine emotionale, bilderstarke ErzÃ¤hlung – und welche kommuniziere ich Ã¼ber andere KanÃ¤le?
It’s hard to say where the wired world ends and the wild one begins.
So this is, what “nature documentary” can look like, too. But then again: this goes way beyond nature documentary… Pretty fascinating.
Easily one of the most beautiful science books (if that’s what it is) ever!
In this cross-disciplinary gem, artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie â€” one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of science, a pioneer in researching radioactivity, a field the very name for which she coined, and not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize but also the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, and in two different sciences â€” through the two invisible but immensely powerful forces that guided her life: radioactivity and love. Itâ€™s remarkable feat of thoughtful design and creative vision. To honor Curieâ€™s spirit and legacy, Redniss rendered her poetic artwork in cyanotype, an early-20th-century image printing process critical to the discovery of both X-rays and radioactivity itself â€” a cameraless photographic technique in which paper is coated with light-sensitive chemicals. Once exposed to the sunâ€™s UV rays, this chemically-treated paper turns a deep shade of blue…
And yet another site sprung from the Incubator of Awesomeness:
Download The Universe is a review site for science ebooks and apps. And when you look at the list of contributors, you will immediately rush to make room on your shelves… but, wait, you don’t have to! Just a few more electrons here, a few synapses there. Awesome. But I think I said that already…Read More
Three days ago, Kevin Zelnio posted a personal and very moving account of his own way into science at DeepSeaNews.
Inspired by sessions at #scio12, he reached out to the wider community via Twitter:
This is when the realization hit me that we all have amazing stories that we bottle up inside us. Perhaps we are embarrassed about them or just think no one cares. So I started the twitter hashtag #IamScience and implored my twitter friends to tweet their â€œnontraditionalâ€ experiences. The response was overwhelming. Iâ€™ve included a storify all the responses below. Iâ€™ve read every single one and am truly humbled to be in the wake of such amazing individuals who have overcome so much to be where they are at today.
And this is, what crowdsourced storytelling can be:Read More
After some instructions and much encouragement by master science scribe Perrin Ireland, I finally sat down and gave it a try in the session “Story as Shape or Song: Geometry and Music as Longform Nonfiction Structural Models” hosted by Deborah Blum and David Dobbs:
Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we’ll feed it with possibility.
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