On Friday I attended IFLS Live in Toronto at the Ontario Science Centre, and I have to say, it was an incredibly fun evening. I know that many of my readers are not immersed in the online science world and may be puzzled as to what IFLS is, so I thought I’d introduce you to the event and the people involved.
IFLS stands for “I Fucking Love Science!”— and that really sums up the event — unabashed shared enthusiasm for everything science: the discoveries, the technology, the scientists, and a complete and total awe for the enormity of what we know and even more for what we don’t. All of that…plus humor..and you’ve got IFLS Live.
IFLS started simply as a Facebook page in early 2012, where science enthusiast and communicator, Elise Andrew would post interesting, fascinating, funny, and irreverent science-related things —whatever caught her fancy. She figured the page would be something her friends would enjoy, but it quickly grew and by September she had over a million likes. Today, at over 7 million likes, IFLS has become one of the epicenters of online science.
So let me introduce you to the stars of Toronto’s IFLS Live …
Here’s Elise on her YouTube Channel
Derek Muller of Veritasium, co-host of the evening, here creating the most awesome table centerpiece you will ever see.
Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist, host and creator of the wildly popular series “Wild Sex.”
Phil Plait the Bad Astronomer,blogger at Slate. Here at TEDx Boulder talking about astronomical doomsdays.
Mitchell Moffit & Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE talking about one of my favorite topics: Naps!
Henry Reich of Minutephysics, here answering a question I have always wondered about. No. Really! I have.
Science Comedian Brian Malow…. “A room temperature super conductor walks into a bar ..”
Now, seriously, don’t you just fucking love science?