Thursday, May 26, 2011

e-Science in a virtual world

Yesterday the e-ScienceTalk team (the folks behind GridCast) took a trip to Kings Cross, London, to present a session at the British Science communication conference 2011.

The British Science Communication conference is a great opportunity for people working in backgrounds such as universities, charities, science centres and more to discuss and share the ways they communicate their science to the wider world.

We took the chance to introduce our new e-ScienceCity, which will build upon the award winning GridCafé website - offering visitors the chance to learn not just about grid, but also cloud, supercomputing and volunteer computing technologies. And we've been working with Oliver Battini, of Virtus, to bring this all to you in an enhanced 3D world, care of New World Grid.

Our iSGTW editor, Jacqui Hayes, also discussed the problems of having a difficult to pronounce name as well as the ways online science newsletters can incorporate interactive elements to promote conversations with their readers.

You can take a look at New World Grid, host to our new e-ScienceCity below. And stay tuned for more developments coming soon!

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