November 2014 CNY Skeptics Meeting

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November 2014 CNY Skeptics Meeting

Post by hardindr » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:15 pm

"Cartoon Science and Skepticism"

Presentation by Ethan Kocak, webcomic impresario

Sponsored by CNY Skeptics

Time: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:00 PM

Where: Dewitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall

Event is Free and Open to the Public

Light refreshments will be served

Please contact 315-636-6533 or email for more information

Presentation Summary:

Comics and cartoons are usually considered within the domain of entertainment, but at their core is really the goal of communication. This discussion is about how that conversation can be about science, skepticism and critical thinking and what form of comics and cartooning best suits communicating these topics. Since the Internet and comics are now so intertwined, we'll also have to consider how that changes the discussion, for better or worse, and there will be some live demonstration of what digital comics creation looks like.

Presenter Bio:

Ethan Kocak is an animator and illustrator who lives in Syracuse, NY. He is primarily known for drawing the webcomic “The Black Mudpuppy,” but has also been involved in the animation project “The Darwin Finches,” the all-science “Tetrapod Zoology Comic,” which is written by paleontologist Darren Naish, and “Al the Anoma Llama” with Doubtful News's Sharon Hill. When not drawing, he's writing, tweeting, or being a dad.

Central New York Skeptics (CNY Skeptics) is a community organization dedicated to the promotion of science and reason, the investigation of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the improvement of standards for science education and critical-thinking skills.