science.TV joins the club but exactly which?
Posted by attilacsordas on December 29, 2007
science.TV is one amongst the newest actors of the online video sharing marketplace, based in Bristol, UK.
As Matt Thurling, founder says:
“My vision for science.tv is simply to provide the best possible set of tools to enable interaction via video between the science community. My definition of the science community is probably broader than the other sites in that it includes hobbyists and school students as well as research scientists. The idea is that, given the right tools, everybody will find their level and their role in science.tv, be it creator, distributor, educator or consumer of niche content.”
With a domain name like this, I expected a lot more science content, but the emphasis at this early point is on entertaining Make-like tech and DIY videos (think of Instructables), many of them coming from YouTube. While I am in favor of merging science with tech and had a little role in popularizing tech sites like Make and O’Reilly Radar in the science blogosphere I do not think that science.TV is a good name choice for such type of combined content. However, in the long run, not the name that matters but the content. If science.TV can aggregate, share or produce quality content at the science-tech interface than it will be a colorful and appreciated member of the family of science video sites ranging from the research focused JoVE and SciVee to the less academic DNATube or Lab Action.
To achieve this aim science.TV is looking for contributors, or with the words of Matt Thurling:
“At present, I am looking for one tech-savvy representative form each of the major fields of science so please contact me asap if you’d like to be involved.”
P.S. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything on the about page.
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