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Brian Malow — A Science Comedian’s Guide to Communicating Science

Brian Malow
Scientific American, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

If you drew a Venn Diagram featuring the two sets “science” and “comedy,” you might not expect to find much at their intersection. But Brian Malow draws on two decades as a stand up comedian to help scientists communicate better with general audiences. In a presentation that both amused and educated, Brian offered advice on a range of topics including stage presence, connecting with audiences, using analogies, and abusing PowerPoint.

Brian Malow is Earth’s premier science comedian (self-proclaimed). He has worked with the NSF, AAAS, NASA, ACS, AGU, and many other acronyms. He has produced science videos for Time Magazine’s website and audio essays for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show.

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