It’s the little details that matter.
I was speaking last week with some european colleagues. The conversation turned to FameLab. And ScienceSlam. And the similarities between them. Short talks, public vote vs judge-led decision. But the piece of genius from ScienceSlam is that it is NOT one person one vote, it is ONE TABLE ONE VOTE. That little detail turns the event from being out a talk and presentation into a discussion amongst the audience. Each table needs to discuss what they’ve seen in order to vote.