Science Word Association

September 30th, 2009

Wordle: Science Word Association

Once again, I have gone in search of reactions to the word ‘science’. This time, instead of Twitter, I gleaned my results from the University of Florida word association database, which has been collecting people’s word responses since the 1970’s.

The relative strength of each word in this cloud I made at Wordle is based upon the number of people responding with that word out of a total of 126 respondents. These are the top 12 responses.

Getting Your Love Equilibrium

September 29th, 2009

Last Thursday, I spoke about the neurobiology of love. You know, hormones, neurotransmitters, all that chemical stuff…

It took placeĀ  at a new monthly event at Langton Labs in San Francisco called Equilibrium. The whole event revolved around love, the most magical of emotions.

I hate to say it, but I think I’m too much of a reductionist for the average audience.

It all comes down to the human machine in the end.

Sunset at the Colosseum

September 25th, 2009


Originally uploaded by Dr. Kiki

Rome is a busy, beautiful city. This picture was taken just before sunset from the Roman Colosseum. You can see Constantine’s arch in the back left.

Interestingly, it was Constantine who made possible Christianity’s rise from a backwater cult to the popular religion it is today. He had a dream of a cross and knew he must make Christianity the national religion. He also had a very dominant mother (it is said by some that she was the one who convinced Constantine to kill his own wife and son) who was a convert to Christianity.

So, I ask if it really was a dream or if he was just making the prominent woman in his life happy.

Regardless, he built an impressive arch… even though it scavenged bits and pieces from other monuments created to honor other great leaders.

Ah, Constantine… you couldn’t just be happy with your achievements? You even had a city named after you…


September 12th, 2009

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Want to Buy A Banned T-Shirt? Update

September 2nd, 2009

No word from Mr. Pollitt (yet), but I just sent another email offering to buy all the t-shirts from him.

Dr. Kiki Sanford – Demo Reel

September 2nd, 2009

I’m a science popularizer and communicator. This reel includes examples of some of my recent work hosting, interviewing, and generally being Dr. Kiki for the likes of the Science Channel, Revision3, PixelCorps, and more.


I am currently looking for representation by way of a manager-type person. And, I am looking for new TV and/or online video host, interviewer, contributor, correspondent, writer, producer-type work. Work being the operative term. As in: paying with the money.


Let me know if you have any ideas or if you happen to be a manager looking for some scientific talent.