Last week, the RAInS team participated in Explorathon 2020 Flashmob as part of Scotland’s participation in European Researchers’ Night, a European Commission-funded initiative.
The flashmob was part of the Scottish Research Showcase, run in collaboration with the Global Science Show, and reached out to audiences around the Twittersphere to create a digital “flashmob” of science and learning. Throughout the event, researchers showcased their work with the world by sharing short videos as part of a Twitter thread coordinated by the @ernscot account. The event aimed to create a chain of research from a wide variety of disciplines.
Our contribution was in the form of an introduction video that explained the RAInS Project and its relevance to today’s world. Whilst it was truly a team effort, it was Dr Milan Markovic and Dr Iman Naja who put the video together whilst I ran the actual engagement portion of our involvement on Twitter.
What I like best about this event was that it provided us with an artefact to share far and wide for the duration of the project. It will help us to explain the purpose of RAInS to a non-technical audience, which will hopefully make our work more accessible to others. You can learn more about the RAInS Project by watching the video below. You can also follow the project blog here or follow our Twitter account (@RAInS_Project). And, as always, please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any question about this or any of my other research.