When I saw Chris Mooney in NY this week, the first thing he did was throw a blow — he punched me in the shoulder. Oh, he said stuff like “hello” and “good to see you,” but I think that was just to throw me off my guard. And then we threatened to buy each other beer — in Mooney’s case, bad beer — so you know this is going to be a ferocious grudge match. You’ll want to be there. Here’s the announcement:
Speaking Science 2.0: New Directions in Science Communications
Friday, September 28, 2007
Bell Museum Auditorium
$5 Suggested Donation
Seed magazine writers and influential science bloggers gather to discuss new directions in science communication. This lively panel discussion will cover a range of topics, including science and culture, public engagement with science, the role of scientists in the public discussion of science, and communication via the Internet, film, museums and other media. Author and journalist Chris Mooney, American University communications professor Matthew Nisbet, and University of Minnesota anthropologist Greg Laden will join moderator Jessica Marshall, a U of M science journalism professor. A reception in Dinkytown will follow the event. Co-sponsored by the Bell Museum of Natural History; Seed Magazine/ScienceBlogs; The Humphrey Institute’s Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy; and the Minnesota Journalism Center.
Shanai Matteson, the organizer, sent along some other useful information to go along with this announcement:
The Bell Museum is on the University of Minnesota campus at 17th and
You can take a #3, #6, #16, or #50 to get there…it’s very accessible by
There may or may not be a mud pit.
There WILL be a lot to talk about.
The reception will be at a place called Kafe 421, which is within walking
distance of the museum and serves wine and beer and really great
You don’t need a ticket, but you can reserve a seat ahead of time by
calling the Bell Museum registrations office at 612.624.9050
I don’t know about you, but I wish to hear more about this mud pit. I know Chris and Matt are very pretty, but I’m not going to wrassle anyone in a mud pit unless they are even prettier and don’t have that manly stubble Mooney always has.
Uh-oh. I just noticed what was up top on Mooney’s page. No! We are not going to resolve the conflicts this way.