ask theory, scicomm, science communication, timothy james dimacali, tj dimacali

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 111: Creativity At SciComm: Paano Ba Pinagsasama?

Timothy James M. Dimacali is a science journalist, communicator, and fictionist. He is the founding editor of GMA News Online’s Science and Technology Section, and currently heads the University of the Philippines Diliman Science Communication Team. TJ received his Master’s degree in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright scholarship and his BA English degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines. He is also an alumnus of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop under the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.

We talked about creativity in science communication, telling engaging science stories without sacrificing accuracy, finding inspiration in telling science stories, how AI tools may affect the writing industry, heading UP Diliman’s SciComm team, and more.

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