Science Cafés in the Internet Era

  • Giovanna Pacini
  • Franco Bagnoli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10673)


In this paper, we analyse some experiments of extending the practice of the science cafés, a well know participatory methodology of science communication, with the help of the possibilities offered by Internet. We describe the use of a web platform to disseminate the events and the use of YouTube for streaming and podcasting, with a comparison between costs and benefits.

We have experimented and analysed several scenarios, from the streaming of traditional science cafés to the dissemination of the results of European projects.


Science café Science communication Web 2.0 Distant participation 



The support of the European Commission under the FP7 Programme Collective-Awareness Platforms, Grant Agreement no ICT-611299 (SciCafe2.0) and of MIUR L. 6/2000 “la scienza ha fatto rete” is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Astronomy and CSDC-Center for the Study of Complex DynamicsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.INFN, sez. FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Associazione Caffè-Scienza FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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