Making A Better Internet – I’m For That

Firstly - new article out for Curiouser and Curiouser - it's a seasonal one! The (Christmas) Season For Reason With Young Critical Thinkers - Interview with Laurie Tarr: You may have heard that research indicates that life-experience purchases trump items when it comes to long-term satisfaction. To me, nothing indicates that more than having the kids imagine a rocket out of the box that the expensive gift came in, rather than enjoying the latest Apple product it once contained. In an effort to le … [Read more...]

Twitter And The Afternoon Sessions At TEDxPerth

And here's the slideshow on Storify for the afternoon session! Many thanks again to TEDxPerth, especially Joel and all the backstage crew who were kind enough to let me interview presenters! [View the story "TEDxPerth - Afternoon Sessions" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Making Of One Second Of Captain Disillusionment

By the way, his videos are all free. And available on YouTube.Remember how I was previously suggesting good resources for children during the holiday season? Check his site out: a world where the content of digital images and videos can no longer be taken at face value, an unlikely hero fights for the acceptance of truth. … [Read more...]

Breaking – Police Montréal: Dennis Markuze Arrested (Again)

For details on who Dennis Markuze / David Mabus is, there is a summary on the Friendly Atheist - but essentially, if you also have been spammed since 2006 like I have via email, Facebook, Twitter, had nasty comments attached to you via YouTube videos and even worried about him turning up at conventions in the north of the US - looks like the Montréal Police have stepped up. Again.Thanks for the early seasonal present, officials of Montreal, it is much appreciated after years of nonsense. It'll … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Whedon On Romney (And New Token Skeptic Podcast Out!)

New Token Skeptic podcast episode out, by the way: Episode One Hundred And Forty Two – On Women In Science And Wikipedia – Interview With Professor Uta Frith. … [Read more...]

Videos From #ScienceRewired – See The Talks Online! #SRW12

Firstly, another huge thanks to everyone involved with ScienceRewired - and to Bora for giving my blogging of the event a shout-out on the Scientific American site!Here's a few highlights; check out the Vimeo site for more.Digital Citizen Science Platforms from ScienceRewired on Vimeo. Discover how citizen science is making use of digital mediums to engage with the public and address key scientific questions. Features John La Salle Director, Atlas of Living Australia - - and … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour With Science, Sexism, Manga, Genomes, Magic – And Gold’s New Zealand Walk Completed!

Morning all (well, morning to those on my side of the planet) - some reads for the morning before I take a little break and focus on podcasting and exams for a while.Firstly, a little while back my friend Gold decided to walk / bicycle ride from the very SOUTH of New Zealand to the very NORTH of New Zealand for charity - to raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, Woman's Refuge and NZ Skeptics.And he did it. Two hours, final 20km of a 2895km trip and my target destination … [Read more...]

Now Out – CSICOP’s Curiouser And Curiouser On Shuzi Sports Band – And More ScienceRewired Interviews!

Here's a quick update - even more interviews out for the ScienceRewired AudioBoo series I’ve been doing!Interview With Cobi Smith - CPAS at ScienceRewiredandInterview With Deborah Cleland - ANU at ScienceRewiredOf course, you can still sign on for the conference, coming up very soon on the 11th October!While you're listening, jump on over to my latest Curiouser and Curiouser column over on the CSICOP website - If You Know Shuzi Like the Merseyside Skeptics Know Shuzi: Testing the Shuzi … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Amazing Mind Reader Reveals His ‘Gift’

Thanks to Daniel Loxton for this find! … [Read more...]

Google Hangout Review – Skeptical Manga Doodles!

I'm currently watching this: ...and as Fraser Cain said (when he popped in to say hello to everyone), it is brilliant that people are using Hangouts in a variety of ways - as great as Astronomy hangouts are and virtual skeptics / conversational get-togethers are. This "Skeptical Manga Doodles" session was being run by Kyle Hill, Sara Mayhew, Astrid Johannsen and Bob Blaskiewicz.Conversations were in no way restricted to technicalities like scribe pads, scripts and sketches and the difficulties … [Read more...]

Earlybird Tickets Close Today For ScienceRewired – Get To Adelaide For SCIENCE!

Last chance for earlybird tickets! And I'll be releasing a collection of the interviews that feature on the AudioBoo ScienceRewired page on the Token Skeptic podcast later tonight! sciencerewired - 11th October at The Science Exchange in Adelaide, Australia - Before the 1st September and save $100 – that’s today! We’ll be exploring the impact of social media, crowdsourcing and digital technologies on science communication and citizen science on the major social and scientific issues of our time. … [Read more...]