Friday, July 10, 2009

SciBarCamp Palo Alto coverage


Wednesday and Thursday of this week, I attended the SciBarCamp Palo Alto un-conference, generously hosted and deliciously catered for by the IFTF.

Pictures of the event shared via PicasaWeb

I did my best to record as much of this amazing conference via ustream using the hodgepodge of tools that happened to be in my car at the time. (When I produce films I hire cameramen, and I'm not also trying to be an active participant in what I'm filming -- bit of a conflict of interest, heh.)

There were challenges in keeping the stream going, due to the limited wifi network for guests at the IFTF. I'd love to work with the organizers next time around and arrange more technical stuff in advance, and increase the success and quality of these streams.

Keynote speech (broken up into 3 parts due to connection drops):








I did a panel w/ Dr. Kirsten Sanford on "Spinning Science", which was great fun, well-attended and well-debated. (cuts off at 50mins due to connection issues)




Matt Baggott did a "Psychedelics WTF" presentation that I wished I could have hung out more for, but I was still trying to set up capture devices for as many presentations as possible.



I took some audio of some other rooms that I wasn't in -- I'll edit and post that later.

4 comments:

chuckmoulton on July 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM said...

Great videos! Your panel with Dr. Kiki was particularly interesting -- I was impressed by the degree of audience participation and I learned a lot from the dialog between science researchers and science journalists. I liked how Dr. Kiki started out running things and it morphed into the Naomi show because you ad lib better and have thought more about the subject. I watched all the archived videos and saw the science comedian live on ustream. It's too bad your panel got cut off. The hour and 20 minute stream following your presentation quits at minute 3 every time I try watching it. I'm jealous you have so many facinating and fun conferences near you.

fredcobio on July 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM said...

Naomi,

Thank you being our AV science geek. You geek out so well. I'll be linking to these vids in my post I hope to post over the weekend.

It was great to meet you.

Chuck, being there live in person, I wouldn't sell Dr Kiki short. She can hold her own, even with nthmost. Great fun.

nthmost on July 13, 2009 at 1:46 PM said...

...not to mention Dr Kiki has a ton more experience and long-view perspective in this realm than I do. I'm just more vocally opinionated. :)

Kishore Hari on July 15, 2009 at 5:07 PM said...

rewatching the spinning science convo which i was involved (@sciencequiche - I'm off to the camera left)....i love how naomi brought up the majority to which science has no relevance.

In my view, so much is dependent on the outsider advocates when you go with a bottom up approach (the tertiary concept), yet there is such push back from scientists welcoming them as peers or even relevant contributors. That distance is an area of downfall in science communication

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