[ASC-list] ASC-list Digest, Vol 99, Issue 29 (GOCs)

Misha Donohoe mishad at me.com
Mon Feb 25 01:03:36 UTC 2013


I'm as keen as mustard for a grammatical revolution!

Out of curiosity, how big is the demand for science editors? I've done quite a bit of editing for friends, but it seems to me that many people who need it, don't seek it out.  Your thoughts?


Misha

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> From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au<mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au> [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Marina Hurley
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> Hi Jenni,
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> Ill put my hand up too. I am amazed at the common use of loose instead of lose. I am thinking that the 's' crept in to collectively describe different types of communication.  Perhaps ASC should develop a science communication style guide - we could call it 'The Grumpy Style Guide'.
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> I'm on that old and cranky team, too Jenni! Though I confess sometimes I give up when I see that fiendish 's' <shrug>
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> On 23/02/2013, at 10:44 AM, Jenni Metcalfe <jenni at econnect.com.au<mailto:jenni at econnect.com.au>> wrote:
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> Is there anyone except me who gets annoyed by the use of the word ?communicationS? ? i.e. communication with an S on the end?
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> As my colleague, Wendy Parsons, pointed out when I was working at CSIRO almost 18 years ago? this use of the word generally relates to cables, wires and similar infrastructure.
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> Subject: [ASC-list] Margaret Wertheim at Sydney Uni, Templeton
> 	Lecture,	18 March
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> ASCers in Sydney might be interested in this free, public talk (see below).
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> FYI, the annual Templeton lecture is funded by Charles Birch who won the
> Templeton Prize (and who used the money to fund the annual lecture and other
> projects).
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> Ian
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> Subject: [CHAST] 18 March, Templeton Lecture by Margaret Wertheim
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> The 2013 Templeton Lecture, "WE ARE ALL POLYPS NOW: A meditation on art,
> science and collectivity in the age of global warming" by Margaret Wertheim,
> science writer and curator.
> 
> 6:30pm, Monday 18 March, 2013
> 
> Eastern Ave Auditorium, University of Sydney.
> Map: http://goo.gl/maps/8ZSzU
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> Open to all, no bookings. Free admission.
> 
> Biosketch:
> Margaret Wertheim is an internationally noted science writer and exhibition
> curator whose work focuses on the relations between science and the wider
> cultural landscape.
> 
> She is the author of three books on with the cultural history of physics:
> Pythagoras' Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and
> religion (Times Books/W.W. Norton paperback); The Pearly Gates of
> Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet (W.W. Norton), and
> Physics on the Fringe, which explores the phenomenon of "outsider science"
> (Walker & Co). 
> 
> Margaret has a B.Sc. in physics (University of Queensland) and a B.A. in
> mathematics and computer science (University of Sydney). As a journalist,
> she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Sciences, New
> Scientist, The Guardian and many other publications. From 2000-2005 she
> wrote the "Quark Soup" science column for the LA Weekly, sister paper to the
> Village Voice, and is a contributing editor for Cabinet, the renowned arts
> and culture quarterly. Wertheim has contributed essays to scholarly
> anthologies including Architecture of Fear (Princeton University Press),
> Prefiguring Cyberspace (MIT Press) and The Quick and the Dead (Walker Arts
> Center). Her work was included in Best American Science Writing (2003). In
> 2006 Wertheim won the excellence in journalism award from the American
> Institute of Biological Sciences and in 2004 she was the US National Science
> Foundation's visiting journalist to Antarctica. Her ABC television science
> series Catalyst (aimed at teenage girls), won prizes around the world. For
> ten years in Australia, Margaret wrote regular columns about science for
> women's magazines, including Vogue Australia and Elle Australia. She may be
> the only journalist in the world to have held such a position.
> 
> Wertheim has lectured widely at universities and colleges across America and
> abroad - including Harvard, Tufts, Oxford, University of Oslo, University of
> Sydney, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers, Cornell and Goldsmiths
> College. She has been a keynote speaker at the International Design
> Conference Aspen, the "Sacred Space" conference at the Ecclesiastical
> Academy Tutzing (Germany), the Royal Australian Institute of Architects,
> South African Science Week, and the Tate Modern. She has curated science
> discussion series at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the Los
> Angeles Public Library. In 2012 Wertheim served as the first Discovery
> Fellow at the University of Southern California Libraries. Here, she
> designed participatory programming that engaged students across campus from
> the arts, sciences, humanities and engineering faculties. A highlight of the
> fellowship was a campus-wide project to build a three-dimensional fractal
> sculpture out of 50,000 business cards. This unique community experiment at
> the intersection of art + maths was a collaboration with engineer Dr.
> Jeannine Mosely. 
> 
> In 2003, Margaret and her twin sister Christine founded the Institute For
> Figuring, a Los Angeles-based organization devoted to public engagement with
> the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics.
> (www.theiff.org) The IFF hosts lectures, curates exhibitions, publishes
> books and maintains an extensive website. Through the IFF, Margaret and
> Christine, have designed exhibitions for galleries and museums around the
> world, including Machine Project (Los Angeles), Art Center College of Design
> (Pasadena), and the Hayward Gallery (London).
> 
> The IFF's "Crochet Coral Reef" project is now perhaps the largest science +
> art endeavor in the world. It has been shown at the Andy Warhol Museum
> (Pittsburgh), the Chicago Cultural Center, the Science Gallery (Dublin), the
> Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum (New York), the Smithsonian
> Institution's National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC), and
> elsewhere. Through an unlikely conjunction of art, geometry and handicraft,
> the Crochet Coral Reef project addresses global warming by engaging people
> in participatory, hands-on, informal science education. The project has
> inspired communities throughout the USA, the UK, Australia, Latvia, Ireland,
> Norway, Croatia, Germany, Denmark, South Africa and the Middle East. In 2009
> Margaret spoke about the Crochet Reef project at the TED Conference. For
> this work Margaret and Christine were granted the 2011 Theo Westenberger
> Award for Women of Excellence from the Autry National Center, an honor given
> to a living female artist.
> 
> In an age of climate-change denial, humanity urgently needs positive ways to
> help us face up to global warming. No ecosystems are more vulnerable than
> coral reefs, and in these fragile marvels we may find a metaphor for hope.
> Coral reefs are made up from millions of tiny coral polyps. Each polyp is
> insignificant on its own, yet when acting collectively these minute sessile
> creatures collectively produce the spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef, the
> only organism that can be seen from outer space. In 2005, twin sisters
> Christine and Margaret Wertheim began to crochet a coral reef in their Los
> Angeles living room. Inspired by the action of living reefs, the sisters
> envisioned their project as a collaborative endeavour that would fuse
> environmentalism, marine science, handicraft and community art practice.
> Today the Crochet Coral Reef is perhaps the largest art + science endeavour
> on the planet. More than 25 reefs have been crocheted around the world,
> including in Chicago, New York, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Latvia, Germany
> and Ireland. Tens of thousands of people have participated in making local
> reefs and more than 3 million visitors have seen the resulting exhibitions.
> The project has been called, "the AIDS quilt of global warming." Within the
> framework of the Crochet Coral Reef project, people are invited into a
> process that mimics nature itself. Through participatory experience, a
> profound lesson is conveyed: While none of us as individuals can solve the
> problem of global warming, collectively we have the power to sustain a
> better and healthier world.
> 
> CHAST is the Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, at Sydney
> University, see
> http://sydney.edu.au/chast/about/index.shtml
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:43:26 +1000
> From: Jayne Keane <jayne.keane at qm.qld.gov.au>
> To: <asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au>
> Subject: [ASC-list] designer
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> Hi all
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> I'm looking for a couple of Brisbane designers to contact for quotes.
> Reasonable price, corporate design experience. Any recommendations?
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> Regards
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> Jayne
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