Episode 23

23: Serious academics

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August 11th, 2016

52 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

Can you be a "serious academic" while still posting photos on Instagram? In this episode, James and Dan discuss a recent article bemoaning the infiltration of the "selfie epidemic" into academia.

Some of the topics discussed:

  • James and Dan share their thoughts on the article
  • The REAL 'c' word....
  • Social media and conferences
  • Snapchat + academics = snapademics
  • Using Instagram stories to share you research
  • Why "PHD comics" is so successful
  • Criticism in academia
  • Listener question 1: What's your favourite part of research?
  • Listener question 2: What's your favourite technique or experiment to perform?
  • Listener question 3: What's a funny story from being an academic?

Links

  • The article

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/aug/05/im-a-serious-academic-not-a-professional-instagrammer

  • A response to the article

https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2016/aug/05/im-a-non-serious-academic-i-make-no-apologies-for-this

  • Snapademics

https://twitter.com/snapademia

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