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Friday, February 28
 

10:30am

Workshop: Before the Camera: Thinking through your science video
In this session, Derek Muller of Veritasium and Henry Reich of MinutePhysics and MinuteEarth will take you through the most important phase of video creation: pre-production. They will discuss their processes for ideation, research and writing, showing the evolution of works from early drafts through to the finished product. Using personal examples, they will illustrate essential do's and don'ts . They will also workshop a video idea live in the session so bring your concepts and let's get to work! The workshop will be fun and flexible, adjusting to the goals of the participants. Henry and Derek are happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

LIMIT: 30

Register for the Before the Camera workshop here.

Workshop Leader
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Derek Muller

Founder, Veritasium
Science videos! Derek Muller is a passionate science educator, communicator, and filmmaker. He completed his bachelor’s in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a PhD in Physics Education Research at the University of Sydney. Derek studied how to... Read More →
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Henry Reich

Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science. Education. "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." ~Albert Einstein

Friday February 28, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Room 10 McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioPrep

10:30am

Workshop: Leveraging the power of Open Data on the Web w Ted Hart (rOpenSci)
The rate of scientific publication over the past several decades has gone from bendy straw to fire hose. The question for science communicators is how can they effectively search existing literature, discover new trends, and make sense of the impact new discoveries are having? Luckily much of this data is freely available on the web. Users just need the tools to access and process what's coming through the fire hose. rOpenSci (http://www.ropensci.org) is a group devoted to providing people with the tools to access open data. Within the R environment we have developed a series of packages that can help users search scientific literature and metadata. Our session will teach users how to download and search scholarly metadata or fulltext (for open publications like PLOS) and text mine it to tame the fire hose of publications and visualize text data. We will also cover how to download impact measurements from various article-level metrics providers. A basic working knowledge of R is a prerequisite.

Limit 24

Register for Open Data workshop here.

Workshop Leader
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Ted Hart

Developer, rOpenSci

Friday February 28, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Room 8b McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioOpen

10:30am

Workshop: Narrative Workshop w Ben Lillie and Erin Barker (StoryCollider)
At the Story Collider we've built a lot of experience creating true, personal narratives around science In this workshop we'll share some of our techniques and tips for crafting narratives around the big science moments in your life and using them to connect with an audience. The bulk of the time will be for individual feedback for your own stories. Bring a story you've written, or write one in the workshop. Limit: 16

Register for the Narrative workshop here.

Workshop Leader
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Ben Lillie

The Story Collider

Friday February 28, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Room 8a McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioStory

2:30pm

Mini-Workshop: Communicating Science Masterclass
Have you ever wanted to get up on stage to do a public science performance and then be judged in front of your peers? Us too!! That’s why we’re holding a Science Performance Masterclass at Scio14. Enter and get five minutes to do a public science *thing* -- it can be a lecture, a song, a beat poem, a stand-up set, a livedraw, or any other idea you have for presenting science. Then a panel of experts (i.e., peers) will give give feedback, all in front an audience of your peers (i.e., experts). It’s X-Factor meets Shark Tank for science. At the end we’ll crown a winner who gets to take home SciOctopus! (Note to Karyn: KIDDING.) The real prize, of course, for the performer and anyone who wants to come watch will be the feedback. Send an email to ben@storycollider.org if you’d like to enter. Let us know what you’ll do, if and when you’ve done it before. We’ll picking five acts with an eye to having a variety of types of entry & people.

Limit 40

REGISTER for this WORKSHOP here.

Workshop Leader
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Ben Lillie

The Story Collider

Friday February 28, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 8b McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioMaster

2:30pm

Workshop: Creating Data-driven Visualizations for Science Communication
This workshop will focus on the intersection between design and data communication. The goal will be to explore and practice ways to present quantitative information through a series of hands-on activities. We will discuss visualizations that answer questions, tell stories, and lead or (unintentionally?) mislead audiences. We’ll also talk about ways to avoid propagating misconceptions. You are welcome to bring examples from your own work that you would like to discuss and improve with input from the group. Bring your favorite sketching tools such as markers, colored pencils, fountain pen, computer, etc.

Limit 24

Form to register for Data Driven Visualizations workshop is here
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Workshop Leader
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Rachel Levy

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Mathematics communication, writing across the curriculum, teaching and learning, instructional design and circus arts.

Friday February 28, 2014 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 10 McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioDataViz
 
Saturday, March 1
 

10:30am

Workshop: Creating a Science [Board or Online] Game w Diane Kelly
Join with fellow attendees and create a Science board, card or online game!

Limit 24

Register for this workshop here.

Workshop Leader

Saturday March 1, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Room 10 McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioGame