ScioLang is an open conversation about how science is generated, shared, and communicated online, extending beyond English-speaking audiences. It is also a session of ScienceOnline Together, happening in Raleigh, North Carolina, on February 2014. The tittle of this facilitated discussion session is “Non-English science communication”.
The ScienceOnline organizers put me in charge of facilitating this discussion. My main function is to offer a safe and productive space for the exchange of ideas, and to keep the conversation going. Beyond the tittle there is no other description for this discussion, and that is done purposefully. The content of ScioLang is built by you.
You can take part in the conversation now by using the #ScioLang hashtag on Twitter. You may contact me now with your ideas and suggestions in both English (@gonzalezivanf) and Spanish (@SalsaDeCiencia). For ideas and suggestions in more languages I am recruiting the help of fellow attendees, Brian Glanz (@BrianGlanz) for German, Cristina Russo (@russo_cristina) for Portuguese, and Marianne Alleyne (@Cotesia1) for Dutch conversations. I hope the more we talk about #ScioLang the more languages we can bring into the discussion. Please check this link often for updates in more languages.
This post has been modified to add the final list of ScioLang Ambassadors:
- English (#ScioLang): Ivan Fernando Gonzalez (@gonzalezivanf)
- Spanish (#ScioLang_ESP): Mónica Feliú-Mójer (@moefeliu).
- German (#sciolang_de): Brian Glanz (@BrianGlanz) and Beatrice Lugger (@BLugger)
- Dutch: Marianne Alleyne (@Cotesia1)
- Portuguese: Cristina Russo (@russo_cristina)
- Mandarin (#scioLang中文) (: Ben Young Landis (@younglandis)
- Bahasa Indonesian (#sciolang_id): Sheyka N. (@sheyka)
- Italian (#sciolang_it): Cristina Rigutto (@cristinarigutto)
- Danish: Daniel Noesgaard (@dnnyboy)
- Filipino: Shaira Panela (@ShaiPanela)
- Arabic: Sari Sabban (@SariSabban)
- Bangla (#ScioLang_BN): Kausik Datta (@kausikdatta22 )
- Hindi (#ScioLang_HN): Kausik Datta (@kausikdatta22 )
- (Ki)Swahili (#sciolang_swa): Tim Skellett (@Gurdur) (and German too!)
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