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Podcast on Bruno Latour

The podcast “The Partially Examined Life” produced two episodes about Bruno Latour and his work on modernity, science and culture:

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Symposia and the exchange of ideas

In the following talk (facilitaed by the “Shut Up and Contemplate” symposium) Max Fochler talks about some STS perspectives on the topic of the symposium: Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0gpg8uqy3I

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Science communication in public television

Harald Lesch is a German professor of Physics at munich but also teaches natural philosophy. He is widely known from his appearances in different television formats where he “explains” natural phenomenon. At the same time it is very interesting how he communicates a very particular (quite critical and differntiating) picture of his own discipline: Source: […]

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“Unveiling nature” in science communication

The following article by the University of Vienna is titled “Nature Unveiling Herself Before Science” (Die Natur enthüllt sich der Wissenschaft). It reads like a satirical work by someone from STS, but it is not. It was also sent out through the email newsletter of the press service of the University of Vienna: https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/presse/aktuelle-pressemeldungen/detailansicht/artikel/die-natur-enthuellt-sich-der-wissenschaft/ EDIT: […]

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Corona in figures

The online version of the Austrian newspaper derStandard shares the current Corona figures day by day: https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000115810293/aktuelle-zahlen-zum-coronavirus

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Displaying cultures of hacking

Gabriella Coleman has done very insightful work on different cultures of hacking and hacking groups such as Anonymous. By this she has not only pushed into an essential part of contemporary digital culture but also adapted her own social science research approach to this environment. In the following project she and various colleaugues have put […]

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Science communication inception

The following (German) article talks about a famous science communicator – Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim – on YouTube: https://www.nzz.ch/panorama/mai-thi-nguyen-kim-die-neue-rezo-geht-durch-die-decke-ld.1551892

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Interview Science communication

Scientists and facts

In the following interview with the German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ virologist Christian Drosten talks about his (new) role as an expert in times of Corona. Some of his statements are quite remarkable from an STS perspective. Unfortunately the inerview is in German: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/gesundheit/christian-drosten-corona-krise-coronavirus-virologen-1.4887512

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Computer science education

Tom Scott creates videos on YouTube often concerning the history or functionality of computers/information technology infrastructures/porgramming languages. The audience seems to be broad and not just ‘techies’. This is one recent example: Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6tngl0PTI Another good example: Video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5JC9Ve1sfI Here is also a full playlist of computer science basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsTptu56GM8&list=PL96C35uN7xGLLeET0dOWaKHkAlPsrkcha&index=3

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Universities and their distributed expertise

The following screenshot shows a newsletter sent by the University of Vienna (in German). It highlights the high competence of researchers of the university and their distributed expertise in various areas affected by the coronavirus: The newsletter links to the following (also German) dossier on their website: https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/dossiers/dossiers-list/kategorie/1216/