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Episode Info: PhD_020.mp3 Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on StitcherDr. Benjamin McNeil is a Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales and creator of Thinkable.org. He wrote this piece for Ars Technica titled "Is there a creativity deficit in science?" What are the hurdles to professors getting funding? How can we pursue projects that might not have an immediately apparent payoff? How did the coupling of scientific “failure” and personal “failure” develop? To what extent do corporations have a role in scientific research and endeavors? How science can connect with society? Organizations as platforms to raise money for your research We revisit “secret learning” and “new knowledge” (i.e. negative results and/or failures) Thanks to Ben McNeil again for a great show and interview. You can reach him at ben@thinkable.org. Definitely check out Thinkable.org to see some current projects and give your own projects a shot. If you have any comments or questions, stop by phdinprogress.com/20 and leave a comment. You can also email us at feedback@phdinprogress.com or on Twitter @PhDPodcast. You can also help support the show in a few different ways. Follow the link in the show notes to leave an honest rating and review in the iTunes store. This goes a long way to spread the word of our show to people who haven’t heard it yet. And if you are interested in helping with the financial aspects of producing and hosting this show, you can become a Patron at Patreon.com/phdpodcast, where even a dollar a month helps pay for making each episode. Thanks to Masha E. for becoming the latest patron! As always, you can find all this information and everything we discussed today at phdinprogress.com   [Episode card adapted from an image by Flickr userRead more »

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