Science Communication

Stand up scientists - is it a joke?

Add to Calendar 2021-04-17 18:00:00 2021-04-17 19:00:00 Stand up scientists - is it a joke? (check the video of the event) Interviewing the Cientistas-de-pé ....while having your Saturday aperitivo  In a recent publication from Social Neurosciences I read that "Human laughter is a powerful means of communicating social intention, ranging from welcoming and friendly to hostile and ridiculing." Could  the creation of laugher be an advantageous relaxed form that would allow the absorption of relevant scientific information? Or simply to demystify the complexity of science and scientists? These were the assumptions of the project of Cientistas-de-pé (standup scientists) created in April 2009*. The group was recruited among stage-naive scientists that in only 5 months should get ready to perform to 1500 people and making laugh at least 1000 of them. The texts should be about science and scientifically accurate. The show would end the 2009 edition of Lisbon's European Researcher's Night* that took place in the wonderful gardens of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Two more editions were prepared in the following years and all the texts collected in a book published in 2013 - Toda a Ciência (Menos as partes chatas) - All Science (except the boring parts). The group combines people with background in Informatic, Biochemistry, Environment, Biology, Sociology and Archeology. All coordinated by a duet of an Actor and a Chemist specialized in humoristic writing. For the occasion of the Portuguese Semester celebrated by the colleagues working at JRC, 12 years after its formation, the groups is reunited for an interview-chat about the power of science communication through humour. Please join us! There will be NO performances, but by mistake we might make you laugh, or learn a bit of science! Moderators: Sofia Batista Leite & Sergio Freire The Cientistas De Pé present: Note: Cientistas de pé started from the the European Researcher's Night portuguese edition in 2009. It was developed among SettingTheStage project, Coordinated by Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia. the Researcher's night is an intitiative funded by the European Commission that takes place in several cities in Europe at the same time. The idea is to make science available to all that want to know more about it. online - zoom PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
Location
online - zoom
cientistas de pe na gulbenkian
(check the video of the event)

Interviewing the Cientistas-de-pé

....while having your Saturday aperitivo 

In a recent publication from Social Neurosciences I read that

"Human laughter is a powerful means of communicating social intention, ranging from welcoming and friendly to hostile and ridiculing."

Could  the creation of laugher be an advantageous relaxed form that would allow the absorption of relevant scientific information? Or simply to demystify the complexity of science and scientists?

These were the assumptions of the project of Cientistas-de-pé (standup scientists) created in April 2009*.

The group was recruited among stage-naive scientists that in only 5 months should get ready to perform to 1500 people and making laugh at least 1000 of them.

The texts should be about science and scientifically accurate. The show would end the 2009 edition of Lisbon's European Researcher's Night* that took place in the wonderful gardens of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Two more editions were prepared in the following years and all the texts collected in a book published in 2013 - Toda a Ciência (Menos as partes chatas) - All Science (except the boring parts).

The group combines people with background in Informatic, Biochemistry, Environment, Biology, Sociology and Archeology. All coordinated by a duet of an Actor and a Chemist specialized in humoristic writing.

For the occasion of the Portuguese Semester celebrated by the colleagues working at JRC, 12 years after its formation, the groups is reunited for an interview-chat about the power of science communication through humour.

Please join us! There will be NO performances, but by mistake we might make you laugh, or learn a bit of science!

Moderators:

Sofia Batista Leite & Sergio Freire

The Cientistas De Pé present:

cientistas de pé

Note:

Cientistas de pé started from the the European Researcher's Night portuguese edition in 2009. It was developed among SettingTheStage project, Coordinated by Instituto Gulbenkian da Ciencia. the Researcher's night is an intitiative funded by the European Commission that takes place in several cities in Europe at the same time. The idea is to make science available to all that want to know more about it.

Communicating science: Illustrating how discoveries are made with animated stories

Add to Calendar 2021-02-24 12:30:00 2021-02-24 13:30:00 Communicating science: Illustrating how discoveries are made with animated stories “The important thing is not to stop questioning–.” (Albert Einstein) Talking about the power of science communication (take 1)   Even though science belongs to everyone, the scientific language often places it well beyond our reach. In this session, a group of science communicators from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, present a way to make it more attainable: an animated collection of discoveries in the making. Join us in this conversation with Catarina Ramos, science communicator, Liad Hollender, science writer, and Diogo Matias, illustrator and animator, about the creative process behind their project. About the Project: A major challenge in science communication is moving beyond the “one sentence” headline and into the nitty-gritty of scientific work. The Science Collection “Inside the Unknown” attempts to overcome this challenge by combining a storytelling approach with illustrated animations that accompany the text.  The project explores the work of scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, who pursue fundamental and translational research in neuroscience, physiology and cancer. Inside the Unknown currently has five pieces, available in Portuguese and English. About the Champalimaud Foundation: The Champalimaud Foundation is a worldwide leader in scientific and technological innovation in Biomedical science, and is based in Lisbon, Portugal. It is at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, that the Foundation develops its activity in the areas of neuroscience and cancer. This is done through both research programmes and the provision of clinical services of excellence. It also has an outreach programme to fight blindness. To pursue its objectives in achieving significant scientific advances, the Champalimaud Foundation adopts a translational methodology, which establishes a direct link and interdependency between basic research and clinical activity. Online PT-Semester 2021 paulorosa.par@gmail.com Europe/Rome public
Location
Online
science collection

“The important thing is not to stop questioning–.” (Albert Einstein)

Talking about the power of science communication (take 1)

 

Even though science belongs to everyone, the scientific language often places it well beyond our reach. In this session, a group of science communicators from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, present a way to make it more attainable: an animated collection of discoveries in the making. Join us in this conversation with Catarina Ramos, science communicator, Liad Hollender, science writer, and Diogo Matias, illustrator and animator, about the creative process behind their project.

About the Project:

A major challenge in science communication is moving beyond the “one sentence” headline and into the nitty-gritty of scientific work. The Science Collection “Inside the Unknown” attempts to overcome this challenge by combining a storytelling approach with illustrated animations that accompany the text. 

The project explores the work of scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, who pursue fundamental and translational research in neuroscience, physiology and cancer.

Inside the Unknown currently has five pieces, available in Portuguese and English.

About the Champalimaud Foundation:

The Champalimaud Foundation is a worldwide leader in scientific and technological innovation in Biomedical science, and is based in Lisbon, Portugal.
It is at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, that the Foundation develops its activity in the areas of neuroscience and cancer. This is done through both research programmes and the provision of clinical services of excellence. It also has an outreach programme to fight blindness. To pursue its objectives in achieving significant scientific advances, the Champalimaud Foundation adopts a translational methodology, which establishes a direct link and interdependency between basic research and clinical activity.