As attention spans shrink, engaging others with science is getting harder, but does this have to be the case? Whether it is Archimedes taking a bath or an apple falling on Newton’s head, stories are far more engaging and easier to remember than the facts science has to offer.
So, the fabulous The Science Nation is running The Storytelling of Science: “See the best in the nation tell their own story of science, and drive their discussion on the stories behind cutting edge science. From the origin of the universe to the exciting technologies that will change our future, this event is one story you will want to hear.”
In Sydney, storytellers include: bionanotechnologist, Irish champion and Australian team fencer, poet and builder of bacterial motors Dr Matt Baker; curator of the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences Matt Connell; and physicist, science communicator and Science Nation founder Dr Andrew Stephenson; with more speakers to be announced.
We’ve enjoyed The Science Nation’s various events and this one looks set to be as captivating as last year’s.
It’s all happening at:
- Time: 2:30-4pm (doors open at 2pm), 30 April 2015.
- Venue: Sydney Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney.
- Tickets: $15 Adult/$10 MAAS Member/$8 Concession online. All tickets $20 at the door. Ticket includes Museum entry.
See The Science Nation website for more, including shows in other States.