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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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[Day3: Creating & Sustaining Spaces of Practice]
Q: Have you created or been part of initiatives for #Science #STEM #STEAM #SciComm practice? Are you considering creating one yourself?

Today we'll discuss "safe spaces to fail" and scaffolded experiences to build up your skills!
Why do I care?
As a former academic & now in my work to spread adaptable skills in #scicomm through #comedy, it strikes me how little prep we get to teach or give strategic talks as we make the shift from undergrad to grad levels

How many bad habits do we accumulate b/c of this?
What are some bad communication habits in #Science #STEM you've seen, experienced, or are still working to overcome?

Here's where I used to struggle:
- preparing talks the night before
- going over time
- imagining the audience wasn't even there
- bad PPTs
- STAGE FRIGHT
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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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Are you a #scientist trying to write up your #publicengagement or #rri work for publication? Some thoughts (a thread)
Most of the papers I review are either incredibly dense with theory and mathematical jargon, or treated as a chance to show off about a fun thing you did. I'd like to make the case that something in between these is needed.
When papers are swamped in technical language, it can give the impression that the writer has quite a limited point of view on what is publishable and possibly is uncertain of the validity of the approach they took.
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