SciCommHack is an event working to tackle the challenges facing science communication today. As a partner of the event, EPFL Pavilions provides the perfect environment to hold this unique science communication hackathon.
Science communication today takes many forms. Classic methods include documentary films, popular science books, and museum exhibitions; more modern approaches are art installations and social media engagement. Beyond education and entertainment, effective science communication also plays an increasingly crucial role in social, political, environmental and economic contexts —the ongoing COVID-19 situation illustrates this. Furthermore, science communication within the scientific community itself is essential for academia, significantly impacting the quality of research and education. The increasing complexity and importance of science communication, as well as confounding phenomena such as fake news, denialism, and pseudoscience, entail a myriad of challenges that SciCommHack seeks to address.