Work interests: research, editing, science communication
Affiliation/website: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Preferred contact method: Any
Preferred contact language(s): English, German
Contact: email = researchcooperative-at-gmail-dot-com
Favourite publications: Various, and especially the open access versions of older journals with effective review systems
Affiliations: 1996-present: National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. 1995: Freelance editor, Kyoto. 1994: JSPS Research Visitor, Kyoto University, Kyoto. 1993: Research Visitor, Australian National University, Canberra. 1991: Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.1990: STA Fellow, National Institute for Ornamental Plants, Vegetables, and Tea (NIVOT), Ano, Japan
Contact: National Museum of Ethnology, Senri Expo Park, Suita City, Osaka, Japan 565-8511
Biographical: Established the Research Cooperative in 2001
Favourite Publications: Various
Category: Public education
By Research Cooperative, 2022-10-23
SWIPE SciComm has been announced as "the world's first science communication magazine" (as an online publication at least). Here is a slightly edited version of the original posting to the PCST listserver:
My team and I realised there was not a single science communication magazine out there, so we decided to create one!
Since it's 2022, and we don't like to cut down trees for paper or burn fuel to ship it, we made it mobile first. It's a new kind of magazine that you can read on your phone without downloading any apps simply by swiping and scrolling.
You have to try it, it's easy and addictive!
In this issue you'll find:
- An interview with scientist turned film-maker Dr Randy Olson (his books are compulsory reading here at AYS!)
- A climate communications-focused piece by Dr Simon Torok , founder and co-director of Scientell.
- A fantastic tutorial on how to easily create 3D art with Adobe Illustrator by Dr Khatora Opperman
- And much much more.
Oh and before I forget, the magazine is FREE and always will be. Now click below and SWIPE for SciComm!
By Research Cooperative, 2020-06-23
I'm concerned that, globally, not enough efforts have been made to let most people know what viruses are and how we can protect ourselves and our communities from Covid 19 and economic damage -- now and in the future. Such efforts are just as important as collecting and providing the information on how and where the pandemic is expanding or retreating.
Despite all sincere efforts, perfectly accurate and complete information cannot be expected. Presenting the information we do have is done very well here:
A good public-health service and the economy are not either/or options. We need both: one supports the other.
It also helps to know how, why and where disinformation is created. UNESCO has published a report on this very recently, with the following cover note:
" Access to reliable and accurate information is critical at the best of times, but during a crisis such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it can be a matter of life and death ".