Bryan Shirley1, Niklas Hohmann1, Danae Thivaiou2
1 Fachgruppe Paläoumwelt, , GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Loewenichstr. 28, 91054 Erlangen, Germany.
2 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University Campus 157 84 Zografou, Greece
The creation and consumption of digital media has been growing exponentially for the past 10 years; in particular access to video streaming sites is becoming a daily activity for many people across the globe. The benefits of using videos in an academic setting are numerous, with their convenience and versatility make them an asset to students, teachers and educational institutions alike. Video streams are also very accessible to anyone with internet access, both to watch and to produce. We believe that this format of spreading ideas is going to dominate the foreseeable future of information distribution. With the versatility of this format, its speed and accessibility it is only a matter of time before it becomes common place within the scientific community.
We would like to take this opportunity to help take the first step and make the production digital scientific material more common place. The aim of this workshop is to promote the work of early career scientists and provide them with a space to present their work and engage with other far-flung researchers in a stimulating environment. Alongside this we have created a panel of judges to review the works and provide feedback in the form of a small review of each submission with a number of prizes to be distributed at the end of the conference.