— Cultural Sources of Newness

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“You learn something new every day” is an age-old expression, and it was certainly true today: I had the time of my life learning about and from my first science slam at the WZB.  Instead of going to lunch, we had an hour’s worth of stimulating brain food from four political scientists who rose courageously to the challenge of presenting their new research ideas “in an entertaining and understandable way” in max 10 minutes, as the showmaster from SO36 strictly instructed. Until a week ago, I had not even heard the concept “science slam”, so I was very curious. The WZB’s main conference room filled fast with equally curious colleagues from all departments.

Standing room only at first WZB Science slam January 23 2013

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