Let’s chat about books and science again!
Last year I made a few videos about science in books. They weren’t book reviews, but they were just me chatting about things that were vaguely related to both science and books. I did one about fake and parody science books (like Giraffes? Giraffes!), one about science in zines, and one about the role that some books have played in our perception of science and scientists.
There were only those three videos to start with, but I now filmed a whole second season, of six more videos (seven, including the intro video).
In the video above I talk about what SciBookChat is, and what kind of other stuff is on my YouTube channel. If you can stand the gesturing and eye-rolling and the sound of my voice, you can subscribe to the YouTube channel directly by clicking this link.
What is it about?
Topics in Season 2 of SciBookChat will include:
- What exactly is a “science book”? Are they all books that explain science, or is the category broader than that?
- Using literature references to explain scientific concepts
- Books about scientists, rather than about science itself
- …and more!
When? Where? How?
Season 2 will be a lot like season 1, but I’m going to put some more effort into making sure people know what the videos are, and how to find them.
For you, the readers, I’ll write a blog post to go with each video. They will have the video embedded, and written summary of what’s discussed in there. If it sounds interesting, you can then decide to watch the video. The videos are all short, and can mostly be consumed with audio only if that’s what you prefer. So all of you podcast fans who don’t like looking at things can just have the video open in another tab and listen. They’re each only a few minutes long.
For the YouTube audience, I’m using the #booktube tag on social media, and encouraging people to subscribe to the channel. I’ll be using a regular upload schedule, with a new video going up every other Thursday starting on October 6.
I’ll also have my own theme music, composed by Sam Jenkins just for SciBookChat, so the videos will be worth watching just for the tunes!