Introduction to the work of Science Communicators

Science Communicators link scientists and engineers with the general public. They create communication between science and society, by explaining scientific ideas, conveying fascinating aspects of research to visitors, and by communicating questions and expectations from the general public to scientists.

Three of main jobs

Conducting demonstrations and interpreting exhibits on the exhibition floor

Science Communicators conduct 15 minute demonstrations called “mini talk”. Through these talks, they share popular scientific topics and knowledge about the exhibition. They also probe deeper into subjects together with visitors. By listening to opinions from various different perspectives, everyone gains new insights into problems which have no single answers. This is the Miraikan style. This is the Miraikan style.

Planning and producing exhibitions and events

Science Communicators convert the results of research into permanent and special exhibitions, so that anyone can experience and enjoy science and technology. Through inviting researchers at the forefront of their fields to speak to visitors, Science Communicators are keeping their antenna spread out to the latest trends in science, and apply their daily discoveries activities to their planning activities.

Disseminating scientific information and creating networks with other organizations

Science Communicators disseminate information on science and technology by writing articles for the Internet, newspapers, and magazines, and supervising scientific books and television programs. In addition, they are actively engaged in building networks with science centers and museums in and outside Japan.