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Tell us what you're passionate about....
The University of Glasgow
What brings you to 38minutes?
The problem of communicating scientific knowledge to large populations is an intricate one. I believe that digital media can play an important part in helping people understand how science works and involving them in the process.

As a cognitive psychologist I collect data from peoples behaviour. I think it is only right that we complete the cycle by presenting these findings honestly and in a way that people can understand.

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New media on the terraces

I had been talking to my friend Chris Willshaw after Ewans 4ip presentation at Edinburgh Uni business school last night and had mentioned how essentially a football crowd is a 'Flash Mob' in waiting. Lo and behold today I find that a group of researchers from the University of Glasgow are set to revolutionise football terraces with the help of mobile technology.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7753075.stm

Posted on November 27, 2008 at 19:30 — 12 Comments

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At 17:21 on November 28, 2008, Steven Livingstone said…
Your background is fascinating - i'd lover to understand more about communication in larger crowds.

Gladwell's analysis of clapping in large crowds in Wisdom of the Crowds blew me away.
At 21:15 on November 23, 2008, Ewan McIntosh said…
Hi David - your profile presents a fascinating link in the chain of what we're doing. Your blog posts and thoughts on how the Uni can be deeper involved would be most welcome. Have a great week!
 
 
 

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