We chose a short article as it is one of the most effective methods of condensing a great deal of information without overwhelming an audience. Also, a short article can prove to have an entertaining aspect to it which would, further, cause a reader to remember and understand the material being presented. This video is of great importance as it pertains to the arising of a new field of science known as “Gravitational Wave Astronomy.”
→ More “popular science”
→ Think about a publication that already exists (clearer understanding) (specific audience? Like readers of a particular magazine ish?)
— Make a logo?
— Venu (HowStuffWorks: http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/cern.htm )
→ Lots of translation
→ How to use images, audio etc. that can differentiate from original movie( use GIFS)
→ Why is it interesting
Idk just idea – with a written article you can skim through to see if you’re interested?
Revised Text (Presentation):
Presentation (Video), around 3 minutes/person:
→ Albert Einstein and general relativity (2-3 min)
*Show the video on youtube (link?)
→ What the general public might know about space and what they think about it (2-3 min)
→ Appeals of the video
- Graphics (Sarah)
- Pictures dates — Sept14
- LIGO — the name
- the facility/technology — Einstein didn’t have the technology to prove it (Dylan)
→ Why we chose to write the article vs other modes we could have
- It’s a big topic → challenging to put it into a short article and we wanted to challenge ourselves
- We wanted to bring the good word to the people
- Easier to keep the attention of the readers
- Draws people in
- We wanted to explain a deeper concept on a more general basis
- Why each of us, as an individual chose this topic
→ What we learned about communicating science
→ What do you think about it? (Class discussion)
On our website:
→ link to the video (possibly Youtube or Vimeo)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13yqRPfQ_39wZFL2yX4Mysu4trOetMOH-PuoSwGDHUqI/edit?usp=sharing (Link to the presentation)
What we found interesting:
Caleb: Honestly what I find the most striking about this video is the fact that after 100 years of research, Einstein’s theory was proven, cuz that’s insane that a guy with pretty much just his mind and some simple instruments was able to predict the existence of this stuff.
Sarah: I found the video interesting because the finding is based on the collision of black holes that occurred 1.3billion years ago. It’s like we’re looking back in time.
Dylan: I thought the condensing of serious, large-scale information into a bite sized presentation was most important as it address ideas such as the creation of the universe, and therefore all life, and works of Albert Einstein and connects it to a larger theme of gravitational waves.
Sunday 11am at CULC in front of Starbucks
Around 100 words per person (More would never hurt)-be done by sunday morning before meeting
History(Albert Einstein Stuff) (Karissa)
LIGO facility (Caleb)
How it affects us, why we should care (Matias + everyone)