According to Prof. Lawrence Lessig of Stanford Law, text is becoming "the Latin of our time" and is being displaced by video communication. That begs the question: "how can video best be used to communicate nanoscience?"
We've seen some effective and varied approaches to video:
–Educational, introductory–level videos such as the one above.
–Videos created around a storyline. This video uses an "Alice in Wonderland" theme to great effect.
–Perspective videos that provide a broad overview on nanoscinece and nanotechnology. This professionally–produced video, originally broadcast in August 2008, provides ample context and complex visual information.
What other examples can you think of? Humor? Video responses? What doesn't work well? What would you like to see more of?
I recently discussed this topic in my blog, aptly titled Room at the Bottom, in a posting on 8/14/09. You can see my input here:http://nanotechmusings.blogspot.com/ and links to 2 other videos that I think highlight the extrema of the continuum of nano-education.