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Science, uncertainty and politics: an eternal struggle?

Science and uncertainty go hand in hand. This is a well-known fact for every scientist and expert in its field, however it is not so well known in the general public. Politicians need steady facts to produce policy, something science can never…

Web videos in science and research communications

In May, a special science communication session was held at the Annual STS Conference in Graz, Austria, to “study the potentials and problems of web videos in science communication”. Special interest was aimed the impact of such videos…

Innovation, imagination, and narrative: Science new wave cinema

The upcoming ImagineScience Film Festival is held across New York City between October 14 and 21. Here, the founder Alexis Gambis describes the story behind it to Crastina’s Julia Turan, and explains the challenges of portraying science…

Crastina TV, episode #3: “Let's talk games!” by Christina Makarona

Think of a game you like. Any game. Then think of all the things you learnt while playing that game. Big or small, useful or useless it doesn't matter; what matters is that you learnt something. This is why I believe that games are a great…

Swedish Public & Science organisation launches animation project

Recently, the Swedish organisation Vetenskap & Allmänhet (‘Public & Science’) launched an animation project where they want to reach out to children and youngsters. The first video has the title What is Science? (“Vad är vetenskap?”)…

A short guide to movie making

It's 2016 and visualising your idea through film is easier than ever. Unfortunately, with so many distractions engaging your audience is a lot harder than it was just a few years ago, and making them lend you 10 minutes of their time seems almost…

Music video about Amblypygids won Evolution Film Festival

”I’ve got eight legs and my name is super cool!” Matt Wilkins, postdoctoral fellow, and Tyler Corey, Ph.D. researcher – both from University of Nebraska – won a film festival prize for their music video about a spectacular order of…