Science & Social Media

BY GEMMA MILNE

Back in September, one of our co-hosts Gemma hosted a panel discussion on the pros and cons of using social media for communicating science during Social Media Week London with Astrobiologist & TED speaker Dr Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge and Australian Science Communicator Tamzin Byrne who has worked on stories such as the Higgs Boson announcement.

"Why is technology seen as sexy, whilst science is perceived as an activity reserved for kids and researchers? How can we bring the beauty of science to the masses but ensure we don't dumb it down? Do we even WANT science to be as widely discussed and pulled apart as the tech industry?"