Event type: Panel
Date: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium (D17), John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Rd, next to the Ovals, Ross St Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some parking available within the University next to the building, at New Law Building carpark, behind RPA, at Broadway and some street parking, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.
It is widely held that scientists should, or must, use ‘storytelling’ to communicate their findings, and to increase impact and engagement. It is an innovative, exciting, and challenging idea for many researchers. But what do we mean by ‘storytelling’ anyway? Is it a good idea? Scientists are not trained to develop and tell stories. Storytelling is by definition emotive and subjective, while scientific work often upholds values of reason and objectivity. This panel will explore these questions, and more, including the possibility that storytelling is exactly what science needs, with a view to answering the question: Is storytelling bad for science?
This event is a part of the 2018 Innovation Week. The University of Sydney's Innovation Week celebrates the ground breaking discoveries and transformative inventions from our academics and students.
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