These days it seems obvious that the availability of new online media has changed the infrastructure of information. This also affects science and research practice and communication, especially the relationship between science and society.
However, the use of social online media for scientific practice and science communication and its impact on public perceptions of science, technology and medicine is still underexplored. Here it is particularly the web video format that we think has a lot of potential for research and science communication purposes.
Building on a previous focus session on ‘Science and Technology Studies and “New” Media’ at the 14th Annual STS Conference in Austria in 2015, an entire session at the 15th Annual STS Conference in 2016 was devoted to the topic ‘Webvideos in Science and Research Communication’. This post reports on that session at the 15th Annual STS Conference in Graz, Austria, May 9-10, 2016.