Running Hot 2010: Imagining Value

In 2007, I had the pleasure of being the discussant for Nigel Thrift‘s keynote at OCAD’s Mobile Nation conference, so I was very much looking forward to hearing this morning’s keynote, “What is Research Value?” I was trying to listen instead of type, and here’s what I ended up taking away from his presentation: Nigel […]

Running Hot 2010: Early Career Researcher Symposium (Pt. 2)

The second half of the symposium addressed the need for effective communication of research. Dacia Herbulock and Peter Griffin from the Science Media Centre started with a famous Carl Sagan quote, still relevant fifteen years after he spoke the words: “We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. […]

Running Hot 2010: Early Career Researcher Symposium (Pt. 1)

Running Hot! 2010 started this afternoon with an Early Career Researcher Symposium on “careers, communication, and the changing research environment” in NZ. Di McCarthy, Chief Executive for the Royal Society of New Zealand, opened the event by introducing what the RSNZ does, especially in terms of supporting emerging researchers through the new Rutherford Discovery Fellowships […]