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.
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?