Visions of Science25 Jul 2013
We want you to help us with an experiment. My friends and I are starting up a video podcast on visualizations in science. We think of ourselves as Robert Krulwich‘s geeky, inquisitive extended family. But, we’re the weird branch that’s super-obsessed with visualizations. In each episode we’ll feature experts in science and representational domains having conversations with us.
Our aims are to:
- Disseminate powerful scientific visualizations to wider audiences
- Promote the public’s understanding of scientific representations
- Provide existing research projects a venue for engaging broadly with the public
- Showcase positive, diverse role models for people considering careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields
We made a (very rough) proof-of-concept episode that we want to share with you. And, with your support (see our survey we might be able to turn this into a professional reality).
In this episode, we discuss:
- Introductions (00:02)
- We thank NASA for space, and dropping golf carts from 35,000 feet (01:12)
- We thank the Gordon Research Conference Series in Visualization (02:46)
- Exploring the molecular structure of Golgi bodies in yeast cells (06:19)
- Network visualizations of pandemics (17:45)
- Thank-yous and Goodbyes (26:38)
Things you should know before watching
- This was our first time. It’s a rough draft, it’s unedited, and there are ragged edges.
- We only had one hour to write, produce, record, and post this entire show. Imagine what we could do with more practice.
- Actual shows will never be this long (28 mins), but we wanted to illustrate different types of segments.
- With your help (by filling out the survey) we may be able to secure grant funding to get professional equipment and make high-quality future shows a reality.
Please take our work in the spirit of a start, not a final product
Watch, and don’t forget the survey