Long and short interviews with communicators in the field of science and science dissemination, some of them talented and prominent, some of them just talented–but they all have important things to tell us.

Producing a science communication podcast – some professional advice from Max Landergård

Try to identify what listeners would like to hear, create a forum where they can contribute, and you can make a very effective podcast. This is the advice of Max Landergård, entrepreneur, published author and lecturer within podcast production,…

"Virus, the Beauty of the Beast" - an Interview with Hamish Todd

If you haven’t seen Virus, the Beauty of the Beast, I suggest you stop what you’re doing right now: grab a cup of tea with one hand and your mouse with the other and sit down to enjoy Hamish Todd’s latest creation that has been 3 years…

“Get a crash course in information design and effective communication!”

Learn a little bit about information design, and you can make very effective visuals together with an illustrations professional. This is the advice of Belgian 3D artist & illustrator Luk Cox, specialized in making graphical abstracts. The…

Kelley Swain, Poet-in-Residence in Oxford: “I will never become bored with writing poetry about natural history”

During 2016, Kelley Swain has been one of three poets in residence at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. “It’s a safe bet that poets will be interested in being ‘in residence’ at your institution,” she says.  The…

Using poetic verse for scientific abstracts – a study by Sam Illingworth

Can the accessibility of a scientific article be improved if the original abstract is interpreted in poetic verse? Sam Illingworth – SciComm teacher at Manchester University and  science poet – recently decided to explore this. The…

Talking science from the top of a soap box

How do you transform public spaces into an arena for public learning and scientific debate? Invite top female scientists to talk to people while standing on a soap box in the street!  Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform, which also…
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Break it Down: Refreshing Science Communication

Break it Down (www.breakitdown.eu) is a Belgian science communication collective of rebel scientists, storytellers and designers, each with their own field of expertise. Break it down helps you to break down your message, communicate it to…