On Monday, May 6, 2013, Bora Zivkovic (@BoraZ) will be giving a public talk in the Paul Delaney Gallery at York University. Mr. Zivkovic is the Blog Editor at Scientific American, where he also writes A Blog Around the Clock. He is also famous for Science Online, an annual conference in North Carolina. Mr. Zivkovic is both an accomplished scientist and writer; this public talk on how the internet and social media shape science communication will provide a larger context of the role we all play in science.
Talk: Science and the New Media Ecosystem
Bora Zivkovic, Blog Editor at Scientific American
When: Monday, May 6, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Where: Paul Delaney Gallery, Room 320, Bethune College
York University, Toronto,
Directions: Check building location on this Map, and these directions to YorkU campus.
Abstract: The whole media landscape is shifting and changing – newspapers on the decline with blogs, Twitter and YouTube on the rise. Science is no different. Come listen to one of the pioneers of online science communication talk about how this new media landscape is shaping how science is done, evaluated and communicated in an increasingly connected world.
John Dupuis (Confessions of a Science Librarian, @dupuisj) has both organized the public talk, as well as a ScienceOnline Toronto Tweetup (#TORsciTweetup) at The Duke of York in the evening following the talk, starting at 7pm. Check out the Facebook event page to get details and sign up (or just show up!).
From John Dupuis: ’The talk is open to the public. If you’d like to attend but aren’t sure about the logistics of getting to York, campus maps and directions are here. Subway construction has made getting to campus a bit complicated, so be aware of the various transit options on the map/directions page. You can also just email me at jdupuis at yorku dot ca.’