simpleshow foundation Explains The Nobel Prizes
Hey you 🙂 We’re glad that you found your way back to our blog, because we want to share one of our favorite projects from last year with you: the Nobel Project!
At simpleshow foundation, we love science, because that’s what holds our world together. That’s what created computers, cars, and almost everything else that makes our life so much easier today. We’re thankful for science, but some of us aren’t the best at it: physics, biology, chemistry (we’re so glad that school’s over). We know that some of you feel the same way…
Nevertheless we know that the Nobel Prizes are given to scientists that discover something remarkable and groundbreaking, or to someone who explains something we have been wondering about for years. It also honors outstanding peacemakers, or literature: the prize honors Bob Dylan this year. We believe that explaining the Nobel laureates and their respective subjects are very important. However, many individuals who don’t work in science usually only understand parts of the award-winning subjects.
And that’s exactly what we want to change! We collaborated with Wikimedia Norway & Sweden and explained each of the five categories’ winning subjects with one of our explainer videos. We published our videos written with the help of Wikipedians and scientific advisors. Since we published each video with a Creative Commons license, they can be embedded into the relevant Wikipedia articles or any other Wiki project and everywhere else on the Internet. Just in case you were wondering, you can use the video on your site for free, but you have to mention the creators’ names and share it under the same conditions. You’re even allowed to edit it, mix it up and build on it!
We love our videos about the Nobel Prizes of 2016, because we have learned so many things about the subjects. It’s amazing what the laureates discovered, and we hope that we will be able to explain this year’s again!