Speaker: David Ng
Ng will discuss his experiences in getting science topics into the general public’s consciousness. This includes a number of open projects that primarily rely on crowd-sourcing, involving attempts at hosting puzzles, determining the “truth,” ranking Candy, and his more recent grand crowdsourcing experiment, The Phylomon Project. He will attempt to provide some advice on such ventures and show the merits of an open culture.
David Ng is a geneticist, science literacy academic, writer and faculty member based at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories. You can find out more about his dabblings at http://thisishowitalkscience.tumblr.com; follow him on Twitter @ng_dave.