I used to be a science communicator. When I did a PhD, my research drew mainly on the philosophy of science and science studies. My postdoctoral research was getting moreContinue readingThe meaning of science
I pitched an article about Westworld to The Conversation and they REJECTED it. Here are some notes towards that unwritten article. There are at least three ideas in here. Spoilers. A lot has beenContinue readingWestworld is us
No absurdist black comedy here, no self-referential meta-games, no antitheistic polemics. This is actually a sincere post, summarising what I’ve really been thinking about for five years and what IContinue readingWhat I want to do
Completing an ill-conceived PhD thesis is a lot like strangling to death, someone you once loved. It’s been four years of wonderful freedom and tenure. Through this time you’ve nurturedContinue readingThe Struggle
The conviction of the six Italian scientists in October 2012 raised the hackles of scientists and rationalists everywhere, fearing a repeat of the trial of Galileo. As the facts ofContinue readingLa fiasco!
Last year my colleague (and — I suppose — friend) Mathew McGann and I participated in the Canberra focus group for the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) audit of how the discipline is doing in Australia. The resultsContinue readingScience Communication: Hopeless?