At the Movies: Top 5 Surprising Sources of Science Inspiration & Information


At the movies (Man of Steel)

I’ve been posting individual videos from my “to watch” queue on Sunday afternoons as part of this “At the Movies” series. Then I thought, why not show you folk some of the Youtube channels from which I consistently pull new titles?

I started to work through my list of over 600 Youtube channel subscriptions to see which I thought were best for emerging technologies, science, and generally smart and thought-provoking content. OK, wow. I made it 1/4 of the way through my list, and already had 60 channels I wanted to share. So this is just to start. My off-the-cuff, top of my mind favorites. These are the Youtube channels for which I eagerly await a new post, and watch closely to see when the next one comes. I get excited when a new one comes out, and want to see if I can make it to be one of the first 100 people to watch the video. Can I share it before anyone else I know?

Most of these I found through hanging around with clever teenagers, and thought perhaps others might want to know about them as well. Most of these are extremely popular on Youtube and provide high quality science and/or technology information in creative, quirky, clever, and engaging ways. These are all excellent examples of science communication, critical thinking, and innovative idea-generating videos beyond science. “Think outside the box” was made for these. And, since I’m a librarian, these are in alphabetical order. I don’t even want to TRY to rank them! If these don’t get your brain buzzing, I don’t know what will. They sure inspire me!

Charlie is So Cool Like
http://www.youtube.com/user/charlieissocoollike


Fun Science: Reproduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvTgZnTwSI&list=PLEB92E275F78C7301&index=7

PBS Idea Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel OR
http://www.pbs.org/arts/exhibit/idea-channel-season1/


Is The Universe A Computer? | Idea Channel | PBS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3XQo9MTA0

Risk Bites
http://www.youtube.com/user/riskbites


Time to get a Microlife: Risk Bites on life and death risks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6RE3nrquI

The Verge
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheVerge


Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Hz-FpyF9M

V Sauce
http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce AND http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce2 AND http://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce3


V Sauce 3: What if Superman Punched You? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-fL8zopddI

One response to “At the Movies: Top 5 Surprising Sources of Science Inspiration & Information

  1. Pingback: Risk Bites Ten Thousand! (Or, The Bravery of Academic Discourse On Youtube) | Emerging Technologies Librarian

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