In this episode, Antero and I are joined by Joe Polman, a colleague of ours on the Compose Our World project. Joe’s done lots of work around citizen science and journalism. We talk with him about what it means to do that sort of work and why “citizen science” is a complicated term. But first, we explore why everyone’s apologizing for the Internet. We promise it’s related. And relevant.
Also related: Antero only subscribes to cat videos. Which is problematic. For me, at least.
Links We Mention:
- An Apology for the Internet – NYMag
- 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now – Jaron Lanier
- Ethan Zuckerman apologizes for pop up ads.
- Ethan Zuckerman – Sorry About the Pop Ups – Reply All
Some additional links from Joe:
- His project website for STEM Literacy through Infographics (currently under redevelopment, but most of the content is there and available)
- Newsmagazine with youth-created infographics and stories.
- The Genetics of Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
- Citizen Science Association
- Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Inquiry Group report from 2009 advocating for a “public engagement with science” approach rather than the old model of “public understanding of science”
- A good example of a thoughtful citizen science initiative called “extreme citizen science” (Not mentioned, but Joe digs the work.)