San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is a workshop for those writers interested in looking at what "scientific literacy" is really all about, and how ideas (particularly those in creative outlets) delivered through writing or general communicating can influence opinions on science in general. As such, these notions may be useful for those interested in incorporating more evidence based concepts into their narrative, as well as authors who wish to use science fiction or fantasy as conduits for cautionary tales that may influence the readers outlook on current human practices. Dave will present this workshop in a highly interactive fashion, and please do note that the unicorn will figure prominently at times.
David Ng is a geneticist, science educator, and faculty based at the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories. Although primarily an academic on scientific literacy, he occasionally writes science themed humour for places as diverse as McSweeney's, Boing Boing, the Walrus, to name a few, as well as being the editor for the online and print publication, Science Creative Quarterly. Of note: (1) he is partly responsible for the massive DNA helix emblazoned on his building’s facade; (2) his Dad beat up Bruce Lee; (3) his first foray into general publishing featured a unicorn on the front cover; and (4) his lab studies things like Pokemon and creativity. Learn more at http://thisishowitalkscience.tumblr.com
When & Where
Organized by the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (ACWW).