The observant may have noticed I haven’t blogged for quite a while, nearly a year in fact.
This is for a number of reasons (a prime one here) but I have been microblogging, ok, just chatting on twitter, and exploring and commenting at, other blogs on the web.
So I’m only back for a brief announcement that I’m appearing at an Open University Workshop on Wednesday 12th February, details below.
Mediating Change workshop
An Inconvenient Tweet: How social media is transforming the communication of, and engagement with, climate change
The next Mediating Change workshop explores how social and other online media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and blogging have altered the landscape of communication and engagement around climate change science and policy in recent years.
The workshop will feature:
- Tamsin Edwards, Earth System Modeller (Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences); @flimsin, http://blogs.plos.org/models/
- Mark Brandon, Polar Oceanographer (OU science); @icey_mark, http://mallemaroking.org/
- Richard Holliman, OU Champion for Public Engagement with Research (Research, Scholarship and Quality Unit); http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/per/
- Warren Pearce, Research Fellow (University of Nottingham) on Making Science Public programme, focusing on the relationship between scepticism and science, with a particular emphasis on the online debates around climate change; @warrenpearce
- Barry Woods, Member of the public blogging and tweeting on the policies, politics, economics and science of climate change (man made & natural); @barryjwoods blog at www.unsettledclimate.org
The event will be recorded, but there will also be a live feed that can be accessed at: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/webcast-ou/