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Vip Sitaraman, Draw Science founder: “ There is widespread disenchantment with the current mode of science publishing”

Vip Sitaraman, bio student from University of Arizona, has stirred up some attention with his project Draw Science – the world’s first open access journal entirely based on visual explanations.

deSciphered – science for visual learners

Making science more accessible by summarising research with simple graphics – that is the idea of deSciphered, a project initiated by the Cambridge student George Foot.

Jennifer Briselli: “Help scientists approach science communication like designers”

”I want to help the science community communicate better.” So Jennifer Briselli, design strategist with a background in physics, education, rhetoric and design, started her two part article “Designing Science Communication” on medium.com.

Astrotweeps and Biotweeps–rotating Twitter accounts

Most social media have a tendency to repeat themselves … but this will never happen for Astrotweeps and Biotweeps as these rotating twitter accounts feature differents scientists every week.

Occupy Science! (Javier Rodríguez Laguna, April 2015)

‘Science is anarchist’ according to Javier Rodríguez Laguna, Researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Yet it seems that ‘we have accepted to many unnescessary power structures’ Is it time for science to open up and follow in the tracks in the free software community?
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Conversation with a Canva Community Outreach Specialist

Canva – a web tool for creating graphics – has a very interesting social media strategy, where they put special Community Outreach Specialists to work.

Natural history research—a supply and demand industry? (James O’Hanlon, March 2015)

We have a product: popular science communication. And we have a market: the public. Can there be a business model that caters for this demand? James O’Henlon, Australian zoologist, raises the question whether exploratory research should be driven by a supply and demand mechanism.