The Science Communication MW5202 class were serious about time discipline this year. So we the audience were comfortable at the X-Science Symposium over four sessions with clear breaks and time to stretch our legs. Visitors were able to sign up for specific sessions to come and support their friends or family with times indicated in the programme.
Still, everyone can do with a reminder., especially if an audience is egging you on and you might get comfortable instead of moving on. Well, positioned at the back of the Mendel Auditorium at the Singapore Science Centre this year were appropriately threatening messages.
These were being flagged at the speaker at suitable times, and this one below is my favourite.
Did the audience know? Well, they might have missed the signs, intent as they were on the speaker. As their examiner, I was watching and listening to them intently, and sometimes caught a fleeting but startled expression on their faces. This was followed by a hurried delivery to th finish.
They had seen the sign!
The Science Minion means business!
Last year’s pioneer session at the Singapore Science Centre was called Bucket Science by the Wizards of Science.