Communicating Science and Technology in the 21st Century: Steven Pinker

These Christmas Holidays have been, as always, very relaxing and mainly dedicated to eating and knitting. If you were Portuguese you would understand there was no room for much physical or intellectual activities: full stomach is a must-have.

I have been going through two years of “saved” feedly items and I found a Steven Pinker talk on MIT about communicating science an technology in our time.

The talk is here, and I vividly suggest you watch it.

It is full of humor and examples on how to communicate our research in a simple and accessible way. Pinker deconstructs instituted ideas and doctrines about academic writing, and explains why they no longer make sense. It finishes in a very funny way with an essay written by a 10 year old – that is how one should explain things!

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