[ASC-list] Blog on ASC conference on Australasian Science web
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Mon Mar 5 04:01:54 UTC 2012
ASCers who attended last week's ASC National Conference (and others
who did not) may be interested to read my first take on last week's
conference, which has been posted today on the website of
Australasian Science monthly. This is my first venture in blogging.
As I mentioned in one of my comments from the floor, I am currently
collating material for a memoir-style account of the relations
between "Scientists, Media and Society" from the inception by the ABC
in 1964 of full-time specialised coverage about science in the
Australian media. As Graham Durrant noted in his address to the
conference, the 50th anniversary of that modest start is coming up in
two years. The conference provided useful material for reflecting in
my big work. In this blog I have only had room to cite three of the speakers.
Comments will be welcomed to the magazine's web site or direct to me
via email. Please indicate, if not included in your response, your
"signature" and affiliation/identity. To be true to the spirit of the
conference and my ultimate publication of the memoir as an
open-sourced account, you should treat any comments that you post as
a publication that is available for subsequent quotation.
Cheers to all!
Peter Pockley, DPhil
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