Public engagement with science and technology


There is a renewed interest amongst science communication practitioners and scholars to explore the potential of storytelling in public communication of science, including to understand how science


Student engagement is an important predictor of choosing science-related careers and establishing a scientifically literate society: and, worryingly, it is on the decline internationally.


Fiction is often credited with shaping public attitudes to science, but little science communication research has studied fans' deep engagement with a science-themed fiction text.


Keyes [2004, p. 15] says: “In the post-truth era we don't just have truth or lies but a third category of ambiguous statements that are not exactly the truth but fall short of a lie”.


Could a tabletop game be used to develop dialogue around scientific topics?
Sam Illingworth and Paul Wake used their Catan: Global Warming expansion as a case study. What do you think about it?


Individuals with low or no vision cannot participate fully of astronomical discoveries if visual media is the primary communication mechanism. This paper describes progress made through technological developments in tactile 3D models using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to improve access to data. 


By exploring motives that drive #scicomm, we point out that political motives are the major driving force behind most #scicomm programmes, with the result that educational and promotional objectives are blurred and science communication activities are rarely evaluated meaningfully.


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