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Thank them – they made ScienceOnline2010 possible

Last week’s ScienceOnline2010, our fourth annual science communication conference in North Carolina, was our biggest, best and most successful event yet, and from the long list of blog and media coverage and the Flickr pictures, YouTube videos and Twitter mentions of the conference (all using the tag #scio10), it certainly seems the BlogTogether spirit...

Making it real: People and Books and Web and Science at ScienceOnline2010

People You cannot see the feedback that many participants at ScienceOnline2010 have already provided to Anton and me (keep them coming – we take the responses very seriously), but the recurring theme for the “highlight of the conference” question was “Meeting the People”; and the main request for the future is “provide more time for informal conversations”....

Making History and Opening Communication

The history of science has never been more relevant. As we struggle with communicating science effectively and breaking down barriers to the open access of scientific knowledge it’s essential to learn from the lessons of the past as we move forwards. Science relies on the open communication of ideas (and the open societies that foster it). However,...

Citizen Science and Digital Biology: ScienceOnline 2010

Is there a place for citizen scientists in the world of digital biology? Many of the citizen science projects that I’ve been reading about have a common structure. There’s a University lab at the top, outreach educators in the middle, and a group of citizens out in the field collecting data. After the data are collected, they end up in a database somewhere...

Library people at Science Online 2010

Following along in the tradition of Bora’s introductions of the various attendees for the upcoming Science Online 2010 conference, I thought I’d list all the library people that are attended. I’m not going to try and introduce each of the library people, I’ll leave that to Bora, but I thought it might be nice to have us all listed in one place. I did...

ScienceOnline2010 iPhone app

Yes, we have it. You can check out the app in iTunes here. Features include a schedule quick-reference, information about the conference as a whole, and a brief nod to the participating sponsors. The app is named ‘SciOnline10′ due to the (visible) naming restrictions on the device. Searching for Science, Online, or ScienceOnline2010 (or the app name,...

Trust and Critical Thinking: Zvan, Myers, Schell, Sanford and Laden

Several blog posts posts were written (by me or Stephanie Zvan) explicitly in preparation for Science Online 2010 Session C, Trust and Critical Thinking organized by Stephanie Zvan and including PZ Myers, Desiree Schell, Greg Laden, and Kirsten Sanford The most recent post, just put up, is this one: Who Do You Trust When It Comes to Your Precious Bodily...

Citizen Science: all fun and no data? ScienceOnline 2010

Do citizen science efforts ever go beyond “feel good” contributions? Do the data get published in peer-reviewed journals? Cross-posted at Discovering Biology in a Digital World. In an earlier post, I started a list of citizen science projects that allow students to make a contribution. Many commentors are graciously adding to that list and I thank...

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SciBlings at ScienceOnline2010

A record number of SciBlings will be in attendance at ScienceOnline2010 – 26! Who will be there? Erin Johnson, Janet Stemwedel, Christina Pikas, Rebecca Skloot, Dorothea Salo, Anne Jefferson, Suzanne Franks, SciCurious, Sandra Porter, Dr.Isis, Katie Thompson, Greta Munger, Dave Munger, Abel PharmBoy, Blake Stacey, Pal MD, Ed Yong, John Dupuis, Brian...

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