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Re: Science TV channel names

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Kat Arney <[log in to unmask]>

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psci-com: on public engagement with science

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Wed, 2 May 2012 09:52:01 +0100

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Surely "Bertie" to keep with the colloquial feel?

-----Original Message-----
From: psci-com: on public engagement with science [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of julie gould
Sent: 02 May 2012 09:41
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [PSCI-COM] Science TV channel names

If you're going to go with a "name" why not name it after one of the great scientists in history e.g. "Einstein"
-----Original Message-----
From: David Ault <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 08:38:51 
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [PSCI-COM] Science TV channel names

Maybe we want a more highbrow version of Dave... 'Richard', perhaps..?


On 2 May 2012 09:13, hmptnu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think people tend to forget how easy it is for the wrong connotations
> to arise when naming communication channels.
>
> For example Sci-Com could quite easily be a propaganda outlet from one
> of the seemingly multiple US security agencies. While the People's
> Science Channel sounds to me like it's coming from the People's Republic
> of China!
>
> The BBC's Horizon programme is an example of good naming, and I always
> thought an excellent series. I haven't seen it too much recently though,
> so don't know what's happened there.
>
> You can use some quite humorous names to suggest science content in a
> new channel. For example "Nerds Incorporated" or "Geeks Incorporated".
> Though I doubt anyone would be courageous enough to choose these names
> for a channel!
>
> Or you can question, e.g. "Future Perfect?" or "Mirage or Reality?". Or
> imply a Godlike position, e.g. "The Ant's View" or "View from the Burrow".
>
> In the end it is content that determines a channel's "weightiness", of
> course. Make the content good enough, and people will forgive a funny name.
>
> This is all IMHO, of course.
>
> Philip
>
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