The videos collected here highlight diverse approaches to using performance in science and science education.
The Living Improv Experiment was created in response to the question, What can we do to engage people in science and demonstrate the power of improv in communication? Our answer: share our humanity.
Thank you to all the organizations and communities that contribute to improving our science enterprise.
Once the presentation is outlined, slides created and the talk scripted out, what do you do? You perform! In improvscience's professional presentations workshops, participants receive coaching and practice in giving their scientific presentations. This video clip shows a students presentation before and after 10-15 minutes of coaching in the improvisation based workshop.
I shared my vision for changing the face of science (seen in this video) at the close of my talk on redefining scientific performance at the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at ASU (@ASU_CSPO).
Meet the scientists, technologists, actors and educators at Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research, 2012. Hosted by the NSF funded Improvisational theater for computing scientists research project. Click title to read more.
The All Stars Project, Inc. excels at bringing people together from different backgrounds to create opportunities for everyone to grow. This video, from the first Science and Math Day of UX, shows Dr. Holmes and Dr. Martinez leading participants in an improvisational game to support people getting to know one another. You can experience the All Stars UX environment on Jan 19th as we continue to create Martin Luther King's Dream.
Recently, I had the opportunity to address students and faculty of the Center for Science Policy and Outreach at Arizona State University. Often I am speaking with researchers in computing sciences, life sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Oct 29th, Nicholas Gross talks on the role of improvisation for conversation and communication in STEM classrooms in the Boston University, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Series.
This is a man to emulate for his ability to create a sustainable community of research built through collaboration with students as they develop into excellent researchers.