The Case for Creativity

Last year, I went to the Creativity Workshop. And I know what you’re thinking. Seriously? That’s a thing? Yeah, it is. Amongst many other activities, we learned how to relax, practice free association and how to sketch out our thoughts using images and colors. We practiced perceiving things in our environment that we normally overlooked, [...]

Scientific Blogging 101 – A Sit Down with the Experts: Part 1

Climate Footnotes

This is the first installment of a two part series where I sit down with seasoned bloggers to understand more about the world of scientific blogging. And today we have with us Jessica Eise. Jessica is an author and researcher. She works on pressing social, economic and scientific issues that are misunderstood, underrepresented or poorly communicated amongst critical groups of stakeholders. Her latest book is The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture (Routledge 2016). Jessica currently works at Purdue University in the Department of Agricultural Economics as the director of communications and a graduate instructor of communication and multimedia strategies.

I had the privilege to sit down with Jessica and ask her a few questions. So without further ado, here is Jessica Eise!

Q) So first things first, what inspired you to get blogging?

A) Every story, occurrence and piece of research has a home. That may be on the front…

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A letter from your future grandchild about your car

  October 4, 2086 Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Sorry I haven't written in ages. I tried to call you guys like six times on 3-D but you always have it turned off. In my history class we're studying the turn of the millennium. Our final assignment is an analysis of human-driven cars. I'd like to incorporate [...]

So we’re a polarized nation. Now what?

Half of Democrats say they are 'afraid' of the Republican Party, and half of Republicans express the same feelings towards the Democratic Party. Majorities on both sides hold not just unfavorable, but very unfavorable views of the other party (Pew Research Center). Society is polarized, divided and in opposition. This isn't news. And like any [...]