I am right now at the FET 11 conference. There I was attending a session from my old friend Josh Bongard on Crowdsourcing Science . There I commented that it would be already a good thing if scientists started to make themselves available to the wider public. This by giving a timetable when they are available to whoever wants to chat with them about science.
There was a time when scientists lived in ivory towers. Now that ivory towers are starting to crumble, we should do our best to really tear them down completely. So I am here suggesting, and promoting a new project. An open science project.
The idea is that I, and every scientist who is willing to participate in this, will donate some time to society for science.
I will be available one hour a week on Skype to discuss about science with anyone who is interested.
My Skype name is “pietrosperoni” and I will be available every tuesday from 13 GMT to 14 GMT. You must be able to speak in English or Italian. I speak a bit of French so that might work too, but it’s very poor. And I cannot write it.
In this time we can discuss about science. If you have an idea about my field of expertise you can come and talk to me about that. Maybe we can collaborate on developing it, and maybe making it into a publication.
Before any collaboration I expect you to know about the scientific method
and how do peer-reviewed journals
work. But I am willing to tell you about it. Those are some sort of basic things that needs to be known when you want to do science. A bit like you need to know the rules of the road when you start driving.
If you are a colleague and you want to chat you are also of course very welcome. In fact you should start joining me, and start to offer 1 hour a week to help people discover about your field of expertise.
You can find my interests as a scientist here
. But I am willing and interested to discuss on many other topics.
You also can come to me and ask about any idea you might have found on my blog
If you are a colleague of course you can come and Skype, but you can do much more: I invite you to join me!
You can do this from your blog, or from the comment section over here. If you have a blog and you write about this, please remember to advertise about it here. And (either here or in your blog) please remember to write:
Field of expertise:
- Name: Pietro Speroni di Fenizio
- Availability: Skype. Tuesday, from 2 pm to 3 pm GMT.
- Skype name: pietrosperoni
- Field of expertise: folksonomy, tags, organization theory, artificial life, artificial chemistries, voting theory, power index, the vilfredo project, e-government, e-democracy, e-participation, the open science project
- Other interests: global warming, robotics,permaculture, using quantum effect to have non local effect in different time, diy biology, the hormonal system and making models of it, the future, everything in the universe.
Scientists, tear down the wall!