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[Day6: #ScienceComedy FAQs & hot-takes]

It’s my last day, friends! Let’s talk all things #SciComm Comedy today (standup, comedic storytelling, improv, sketch, humor writing, & more).

I’ll dig into using it for reframing “the expert” & empowering underheard perspectives in #STEM
CALLING ALL #SciComm #STEM #Research #Academia doing #Improv comedy, add yourself in this thread so we can find each other all over the 🌍

eg, some NYC #STEM improv tweeps (more are on insta & FB):
@kylemarian
@shodell
@LiftLaughPi
@noanaaman
@IndianOrMexican
ROLL CALL: #SciComm #STEM #Research #Academia doing #Sketch or #character comedy, add em in this thread so we can find each other all over the 🌍

Some NYC folks I ❤️ who do video sketches:
@shodell’s Your Brain on Blank
@RollieWilliams’s @InconvenientTS

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[Day4: Strengths & Limits of #SciComm forms, media, & spaces]
It's theory vs practice day!

There are loads of resources out there for #BestPractices. Today, let's discuss the strengths & limitations YOU've found in trying #STEM #storytelling, #comedy, #SciArt, #digital, & more!
I'll start w/ my favorite resources: @edbeltane & @OliverEscobar's "Public Dialogue & Delibration" & #WendyFaulkner's "Dialogue in #PublicEngagement" handbooks.

How do participant #communication styles impede/help your purpose, eg. #dialogue vs #debate?
beltanenetwork.org/DialogueTheory…
These have been crucial in my understanding of #experiencedesign when creating events or experiences for diverse #scicomm audiences & participants.

There's a purpose for panels and debates. But also a reason why they fail in "changing minds" or creating power-balanced convos.
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It's me, @kylemarian! I'm excited to start a new week of conversations here with y'all.

I'm a #SciComm consultant w/ a passion for creating intersectional, interdisciplinary, & inclusive communities & experiences. This week we're covering practice, failure, strategy, & #comedy! Image of @KyleMarian, a filipina immigrant with long black hair wearing a black jacket and holding a mic smiling. The the right describes her discussions for @iamscicomm during May 27-Jun1. She is a SciComm trainer, comedian, producer, ARIS fellow, Science in Vivo grantee, and Queens Council on the Arts grantee. It has her email academicstandup@gmail.com.
[New Curator, Who Dis?]
A lil more about my #science background: I'm a former #physicalanthropologist who studied the Indonesian "hobbit" species #Homofloresiensis. I also taught dissection-based human gross anatomy and excavated w/ friends in #Atapuerca #PinilladelValle Spain.
My #SciComm training started w/ the @AldaCenter using acting-based #improv to finetune my sense of creating together w/ others & actively listening. Then I took a career pivot towards taking my MSc in #SciComm & #PublicEngagement at @EdinburghUni w/c led me to @BrightClubEDN!
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When I started #improv, I never intended to perform. Just signed up for a class with @ImprovNeil having heard it was fun, and feeling like it might be a good life skill.
I always had stage fright growing up, even just for music recitals, so thought I'd never be able to do any drama or public speaking. (This seems very funny now.)
But the improv class was amazing, really freeing to start to be able to shut off my inner critic. It immediately translated to me feeling less anxiety at work, too, and getting a better perspective on failure.
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