Speaking Science 2.0

Science has published four letters in response to our framing article along with a fifth letter as our reply. Over at Framing Science, I have posted the text of the reply that I wrote to all four letters. Hopefully I will be able to get an author referral link in the near future so that…

We will be going back on the road this fall–our calendar has in fact filled up quite quickly. So we’re pleased to announce the following confirmed events this September through November, with as many details as are currently available. Stops include Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C., and Seattle; note in particular the second Sept. 28…

The Scientist is currently sponsoring an online discussion about framing and new directions in science communication. The web feature is in advance of an article I am contributing to the magazine, co-authored with Dietram Scheufele, a colleague at the University of Wisconsin. So far, more than 40 comments have been posted. There is also a…

Everyone claims it’s a major societal problem, but what does science literacy exactly mean? What does past research suggest are the valid definitions of this frequently used term? Similarly, what is meant by the “public understanding of science”? Is it the same thing as “public engagement”? As I explain in our Framing Science article at…

Over at the immensely popular environmental site TreeHugger.com, Chris discusses Storm World, his new book on the science and politics of hurricanes, as well as the reaction to the Nisbet & Mooney article at Science and our Speaking Science 2.0 tour.

Over at Framing Science, I’ve posed a question to readers to comment on: In the coming decades, what are the next great framing controversies? What are the public engagement flashpoints to anticipate? On what issues can we apply a scientific understanding of the public and the media system to avoid communication failures? Here’s the chance…

On June 4, more than 120 people turned out for the Nisbet & Mooney Speaking Science 2.0 talk at the New York Academy of Sciences. The talk is now part of their online content, including an E-briefing summary along with the powerpoint slides synchronized with audio of our presentation. With this tool you can listen…

Over at Framing Science, I describe what I find so troubling about the Dawkins/Hitchens PR campaign: It has radicalized a New Atheist movement of complaints and attacks that is almost completely devoid of a positive message about what it means to live life without religion. Long before the New Atheist movement, sociologists began to identify…

In our last major talk of the summer here in DC, on Tues. June 19 we will be delivering our Speaking Science 2.0 presentation at the Center for American Progress. Breakfast is served at 830am. The talk and discussion follows from 10 to 1130am. The Center has all the details here. CAP senior fellow and…

Over at Framing Science, I have a post describing how James Hansen’s efforts to frame the scientific agenda on climate change are proving once again influential, as evidenced by a news feature last week at Science. In commentaries and media interviews, Hansen is using the frame device of “reticence” to challenge the assumptions applied by…