Forum for science and democracy

At the end of the first half of the academic year 2017 I managed to get involved in one of the more interesting groups at the University of Bergen, namely the Forum for science and democracy. I had already participated on several talks and debates that they had held and had felt that they would work well in recordings as well. I therefor approached the organisers and asked for permission to do the recordings, which they happily agreed to.

The first recording I did was a lecture held by Stefan Collini about universities and accountability, a UK experience. It took some time to get into the editing and adaption, but I got through it and it was published at Vox Publica.

The second recording took an even longer time to edit and get published held 29. August and published 6. December. It was a talk held by Anne Karin Sæther about Oljelandet i klimakampen, the Oil land in the climate struggle. Here the Oil land is of course Norway and she discussed her book, The best Intentions, the Oil land in the climate struggle, where she is. Looking into our cognitive dissonance between our oil exploration and exploitation and our wish to be the world leader in climate change mitigation.

After this I had found my working flow and I managed to record and edit the next two talks and debates within a month, but between the hosting service at the university and the publisher, they haven’t been available online before now.

So during Christmas an interesting debate about scientists role as researcher and/or activists was published, and just after new year the talk Ingrid S. Straume held about her book went online.

Now I await the next talk by Niels Christian Geelmuyden about his book Pillebefinnende 18. January at 15:00 in Christie Café.