Archives for January, 2011

A few days ago I posted some thoughts on the programming of the recent ScienceOnline 2011 conference. In this post I like to do some quick takes on some of the more pleasurable aspects of the conference. Some random observations: Amazing organization. What more can be said about Bora Zivkovic and Anton Zuiker and all…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Growing Concern Over Digital Thesis Deposit An Open, Digital Professoriat 10 New Business Models in 2010 — A Primer on Innovation Could chess-boxing defuse aggression in Arizona and beyond? What shops have to do when their products go digital A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25 commandments for journalists What the powers-that-be think…

Two recent developments that I think are connected in a strange way. Starbucks just came out with a new drink size, the Trenta, where the volume of coffee is bigger than the human stomach. Wow, that’s a lot of caffeine. In the same vein, there a company out there that’s come up with a 12…

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. USA Today The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Chicago Sun-Times The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot American Association for the Advancement of Science The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History by Kalee Thompson Lunatic Express: Discovering the World… Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes by Carl Hoffman Packing…

Yeah, I’m talking about you, #scio11. The conference that still has significant twitter traffic three days after it’s over. I’ve been to conferences that don’t have that kind of traffic while they’re happening. In fact, that would be pretty well every other conference. Every edition of ScienceOnline seems to have a different virtual theme for…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

As you read this, I’m on a plane winging my way to the ScienceOnline 2011 conference. It’s a great learning, sharing and networking opportunity for anyone interested in the way science happens online. It’s highlight of the conference year for me. It’s also a serious hoot. A blast, a party, off the chain. And it’s…

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Australian Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer The Independent Bad Ideas?: An arresting history of our inventions: How Our Finest Inventions Nearly Finished Us Off by Robert M. L. Winston Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society: 350…

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