The symphony of science

I had written previously a post entitled the sound of science. So this is a video of the symphony of science, a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. This video features noted scientists and thinkers, Carl Sagan, Bertrand Russell, Sam Harris, Michael Shermer, Lawrence Krauss, Carolyn Porco, Richard Dawkins, Richard Feynman, Phil Plait, and James Randi.
It is amazing what people make!!!

Lyrics (taken from a Guardian science blogpost):

Russell:
When you are studying any matter
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Skeptic Park: absolutely brilliant!

I haven’t posted about things I found amazing for a while. The truth is I can’t believe i just found this!

Can you believe there is a South Park for Science, Reason and Critical thinking?!? The blogger who made these amazing strips is Crispian Jago and his blogspot is: http://crispian-jago.blogspot.com/. Skeptic Park is absolutely brilliant as is of course his whole blog!!!!

EPISODE 1:

QUESTION #1 Who is the "public" we are trying to engage?

I found a site called bigassmessage.com which enables you to write big messages such as this.

I thought of making an image myself. I thought this image should of a quote related to the issues of this blog. But I could not think of a quote out of the top of head.

So I then thought that is should make an image of a question instead. And I wrote the question that has recently been bugging me the most:

http://bigassmessage.com/4f83dd710

Yes, yes, I know that many people have asked this before – especially in marketing, advertising etc. One day I would like to talk about the fact that the more I read things for this blog, the more I realise that advertising and science communication use a LOT of the same tools. And some principles as well.

I have not typed the question into google to find out what comes up. The purpose of this post was to use the website bigassmessage.com afterall…

Periodic table of science blogs: what a great idea!

Sciencebase aka Science Writer David Bradley had another great idea: to create a periodic table with all the science bloggers on it, one for each element.

I read about it when it was announced but did not have the guts to ask if I could take Si (my blog starts with S and my first name with an I). This blog is not that old anyway! 🙂

This periodic table is a treasure for people like me. And this is why I am posting it here.

Are you ready for some… Geek (not Greek, Geek ;-) ) Pop

Geek Pop is a free online music festival featuring artists inspired by science. Starting from today (12 March from 12 GMT – 2 μμ greek time), musicians from around the globe are invited for a gleeful celebration of geek culture.
Previously an online-only event, the festival is in its third year and is now adding live music to the programme, with gigs in Bristol and London.
Music from every set will be available to download for free.

You can find more information and to listen: geek pop