Fabien Medvecky

Lecturer in Science Communication, Master's Programme Coordinator
The Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago
President
Science Communicators' Association of New Zealand

Sessions

What has the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) ever done for Science and Science Communication?
Livestream
Panel
Plenary
Time

Thursday 23 February
12:10pm

Location

Auditorium

The (economic) value of science
Livestream
Research
Time

Thursday 23 February
5:00pm

Location

Auditorium

The Great ASC Debate: Celebrities should promote scientific outcomes!
Debate
Livestream
Time

Thursday 23 February
6:00pm

Location

Auditorium

Fabien MedveckyFabien Medvecky is a lecturer in Science Communication at the Centre for Science Communication, University of Otago. He works on the role of value, especially ethical and economic values, in science communication. He is the sitting president of the Science Communicators’ Association of New Zealand.

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How does this work contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
In this talk, I show that whatever this “science for economic growth” agenda might do to science, its biggest flaw is that it rests on a naive reading of economic theory. I then consider why this flawed reading of economic theory persists in underpinning our view of science’s value and I argue we need to reconsider how we see and present the relationship between science and economic growth.