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In this section you will find useful documents and information on science engagement in general, and Ecsite activities in particular. Browse through articles, toolkits, reports, websites...

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Resources

Book or article
Techmania Science Center before renovation
May 2015 - Feature article by Vlastimil Volak - Michele Lanzinger - In conversation with Maarten Okkersen - Edited by Raquel da Cunha published in Spokes #8, May 2015
Would you rather set up a science centre in a brand new Renzo Piano building or in a repurposed Skoda factory? A conversation with the Directors of MUSE and Techmania. | Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
Keywords:
architecture, design, industrial heritage, reconversion, Renzo Piano, Technmania, MUSE, Spokes
Book or article
Invasioni Digitali participants
May 2015 - Interviews published in Spokes #8, May 2015
What happens when museum users (re)claim authority over collections, spaces and narratives and use them as building blocks of their own self-curated experiences? Meet five « museum hackers ». | Estimated reading time: 19 minutes (3-4 min per interview)
Keywords:
hacking, museomix, invasione digitali, cockroach tour, Museum Hack, Untold London, Spokes
Book or article
Children at one of the Discovery Corners / Ontdekhoek
April 2015 - Interviews published in Spokes #7, April 2015
Thousands of science engagement professionals work for small - sometimes tiny - organisations. Hear of their strategies to turn small resources into big impacts. | Estimated reading time: 13 minutes (3 min per interview)
Keywords:
impact, one-person company, small organisation, association, Spokes
Book or article
Personalisation bracelets Cap science Bordeaux Spokes magazine Ecsite © Cap Sciences
April 2015 - Feature article by Nathalie Caplet published in Spokes #7, April 2015
An insight into content personalisation in science centres | Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
Keywords:
personalisation, Spokes, visitor tracking, data
Report
Spokes resource
April 2015 - Report by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, in conjunction with the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation and Everis. It looks back on a two-year project aiming at promoting careers in science and technology.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
STEM, science careers, vocations
Spokes resource
April 2015 - Ecsite and MUSE are offering opportunities to attend the conference for free to a number of European journalists - details in the attached call.
Material for workshops and exhibitions
Spokes resource
February 2015 - How we live and eat relates strongly to how healthy we are. It links to the number of kilograms on our scales and to the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, at some stage in our lives.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
playdecide, food, health
Website
Spokes resource
February 2015 - International Innovation publishes global insight and analysis on current scientific research trends, as well as funding and policy issues. Coverage spans the breadth of scientific disciplines, with key focus on the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare, environment and technology. International Innovation’s primary aim is to make research understandable and discoverable for a broad audience of readers at the intersection of policy, academia and industry, as well as an informed public. For more information, visit our site.
Category:
Topics in science
Keywords:
trends, topics, scientific research
Report
Spokes resource
January 2015 - The Center for the Future of Museums' annual forecasting report, from the American Alliance of Museums. 2015 trends: Open Data | Ethical Consumerism | Personalization | Rising Sea Levels | Wearable Technology | Slow Culture
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
trends, museums, center for future of museums, strategy, foresight
Video
KiiCS project - Installation at the Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana, Slovenia). Philip Ross: “Juniors’ Returns”, 2006. © Miha Fras / Kapelica Gallery archive
Spokes resource
January 2015 - The KiiCS project gathers scientists and artists to test original arts&science incubation processes, explore new forms of innovation and bring science closer to society through artistic creativity.
Category:
Education & learning
Keywords:
art&science, art, incubation, innovation
Practical guide or toolkit
Spokes resource
January 2015 - Do you want to set up arts&science incubation processes? The KiiCS' "Do-it-Yourself Incubation Guide” (available in English plus seven additional languages: Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish) is a free tool providing recommendations about how to develop incubation processes between science, art and creative fields, and offering practical advice gained from experiences throughout the KiiCS project.
Category:
Education & learning
Report
Spokes resource
December 2014 - This white papaer was published in 2014 as part of the Socientize project.
Category:
EU and governance
Keywords:
citizen science, white paper, cs, Socientize

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