Over the past few months, MEHSitP / Melbourne Skeptics have been working behind the scenes to put together SkeptiCamp Melbourne, a grass-roots skeptical event based on the successful BarCamp conference model in which attendees are the presenters. The first Australian SkeptiCamp was held in Sydney earlier this year, drawing roughly one hundred attendees who participated in concurrent talks held in two rooms for several … Continue reading SkeptiCamp Melbourne wants you!
Earlier this year I and several other Melbourne skeptics had the pleasure of attending the very first SkeptiCamp Australia in Sydney NSW. Whilst we were already toying with the idea of holding a similar event in Melbourne, the success of this event organised by Jason Brown, Dave the Happy Singer and others, convinced us that … Continue reading SkeptiCamp Melbourne needs your support!
Social media plays a pretty big part in my blogging / skeptical / scicom life, as it brings our truly global community together, allowing quite rapid collaboration and communication with thought leaders, content creators, researchers, writers and so-forth. The usual suspects, Twitter and Facebook, have served me well, and I now routinely communicate with other … Continue reading Boundaries – Separation of professional and social online identities
Just a brief post to mention my latest guest spot on the Science on Top podcast (http://scienceontop.com). This time around we discussed some bad media reporting (or headlining at least), of a recent study into factors impacting upon stillbirth such as which side the mother sleeps on during the last night of pregnancy, plus more … Continue reading Another guest spot on Science on Top
In association with Melbourne Skeptics, Melbourne Eastern Hills Skeptics recently presented 'Podblack's Booklist with Embiggen Books', a cosy presentation of Kylie Sturgess and Warren Bonett's recommended reading list for critical thinkers and popular science lovers. The event was also recorded and released as a special Science on Top episode. Here, for your future reading and … Continue reading Podblack and Embiggen Books’ Recommended Reading
Amazingly, after my previous appearance, Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday and Shayne Joseph from the Science on Top podcast invited me back to further confuse myself and the listeners! This time around we discussed language, specifically phoneme diversity modelling, providing support for the 'Out of Africa' theory of human origin; Pluto's changing atmosphere and why learning … Continue reading Science on Top Episode 6
During May 2011, Melbourne Skeptics and Melbourne Eastern Hills Skeptics will feature a very special event, as we present 'Podblack's Book Club'. Featuring the one and only Kylie Sturgess from the Podblack Blog and the Token Skeptic podcast, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books. The event will be held at the Mt View Hotel in … Continue reading Podblack’s Book Club at Melbourne / MEH SitP with Embiggen Books