This post rounds out what I have from the 2008 NASW conference in Palo Alto.
These are presented in no particular order.
First up, here’s a talk by Prof. Cliff Nass of Stanford about robots that can disobey humans and howwe can build a world of more harmonious human-machine interaction. He’s a very lively speaker.
Here’s a panel discussion about how science writers and journalists can take advantage of “new media”:
Next, here’s audio of Bruce Lahn of HHMI, talking about frontiers of stem cell research:
Here’s a talk about psycopathy by Kent Kiehl
The science of security or, “how I learned to love the people at the airport who make you take off your shoes…” by David Atkinson of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dark matter by astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter
How to know when clinical trials are misleading by Lisa Bero:
Finally, Robert Bloomfield of Cornell talks about virtual worlds and how they can be used to study markets and economies:
That’s it–for now–with the “writing about writing about science” posts. More music and actual science writing coming shortly…
To complete the NASW post experience, check out these previously posted nuggets: