Tom McFadden is still looking for people to help crowdsource a video for his “Older” rap about learning science. In the meantime, the artist behind Zen Pencils is also looking for help from the crowd. Gavin Aun Thang creates posters inspired by quotes, and his latest is science focused. It has 47 scientific figures, and it could use your help. Gavin acknowledges that he doesn’t have a comprehensive knowledge of science and scientists. He can clearly see that the poster could use several more women. Make your suggestions in the comments section for that poster. (You will need to provide a name and email for your comment to be reviewed and posted.
Steven Johnson, author of several books on science and innovation, is hosting a television series that will be on both BBC One and PBS later this year. It premieres on PBS on October 15. Called How We Got To Now, it will be distributed worldwide by BBC International. Johnson has been working on the series for a while, and it was shot last year. PBS released some promotional video this week, which is why it gets some attention here, four months before we can see it on the TV. Check it out:
The accompanying book will be ready in September. I have to express a small bit of concern over the potential for this series (any short-term series with case studies, really) to gloss over the complexity of tracing the development and diffusion of technology. Even so, I am looking forward to watching it in the fall.