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014 – Playful Science with Jon Spooner
This week we chat to artist and Director of Human Space Flight Operations for the Unlimited Space Agency; Jon Spooner. After dabbling in various science and arts projects, Jon found a way to ‘hack himself into space’, backed by a mixture of scientists, astronauts, and members of the public. This has spiralled into some fantastic immersive projects, theatre shows, escape rooms and interactive missions, all led by the Unlimited Space Agency. Through his anecdotes we explore the importance of being playful with science and how this can lead to engagement, not only of children but also researchers!
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EP 001: Science Poetry
Join Amanda and science poet Peter Bickerton as they discuss why he’s known as the ‘crazy bug guy’ and how the arts intersect with science communication!
EP 002: Science Games
Join Amanda and game designer Jana Wendler as they talk about science games how play can be used as an engagement tool.
EP 003: Popular Universes
Join Amanda and outreach officer Jean-Christophe Denis as they chat about engaging people through popular universes and how the Covid-19 pandemic might affect engagement!
EP 004: Career Development
Join Amanda and SciComm star Jamie Gallagher as they follow his career progression from PhD to freelance performer, trainer and consultant.
EP 005: Science Talks
Join Amanda and FameLab champion Dina el Zohiry as they chat about her FameLab journey and some tips for making talks engaging!
EP 006: Global Science Opera
Join Amanda and GSO founder Oded Ben-Horin as they explore the combination of science opera and global classrooms!
EP 007: Science Centres
Join Amanda and science centre professional Rebecca Buttigieg as they chat about how science centres can adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic!
EP 008: Science Videos
Join Amanda and YouTuber Sophie Ward as they follow her YouTube journey and discuss ways to engage and build audiences online!
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