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“I was born a physicist, and became an engineer, first contradiction. (…) After getting my PhD in Particle Physics I now talk about physics. I am a founding member of Big Van, scientists on wheels, I do scientific monologues, I am the author of six books (…) and I have a trilogy of YouTube channels: Date un Voltio, Date un Vlog and Date un Mi”. This is how Javier Santaolalla (Burgos, 1982) sums up his professional career, which also includes work experience in satellites at the French space agency (CNES), a period of research at CERN and the national coordination of the educational innovation project Creations, financed by the European Commission.
But although he devotes a lot of time to his YouTube channels, his work in popularizing physics is not limited to them. “One of the things I like about my work is that it’s varied and that I don’t have a boss; I’m driven by creative impulses and by projects that motivate me, that challenge me.” This explains why, in addition to creating videos and giving conferences, he has promoted a theater project, a radio program, a film initiative…. He has just published a scientific yearbook, is finishing a book on physics aimed at teenagers and is negotiating on a couple of audiovisual projects that could end up “sneaking” physics into television. “I like to vary, I go in spurts, but always on the pillar of my life, which is to learn based on my curiosity and then share it in a way that is accessible to everyone,” he reiterates.
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As the months went by, Montferrer identified the processes that were being triggered in his brain as a result of this situation, which neurologists and addiction specialists have perfectly localized. They are the same ones that trigger gambling. “[YouTubers] invest time and money in something that normally harms us, but that from time to time benefits us a lot, giving us a dopamine rush that makes us forget everything we have lost to reach that moment of false illusion, of success,” relates the discloser.
“It’s exactly the same thing that happens when you press the button on the slot machines or spin the roulette wheel,” he warns: “Being a youtuber or, specifying further, a content creator who depends on this platform for economic sustenance and life fulfillment, has become, in terms of mental health, something very similar to being addicted to gambling. Pathological gambling at its purest.”
“You go crazy analyzing the hundred thousand possible causes of a video not working. And your instinct refuses to accept that it may be something completely random over which you have no control, because that implies accepting that your survival is in the hands of something abstract and unknown, completely unpredictable, with patterns that mutate with every passing second,” the discloser explains. “I know of youtubers who spend up to 24 hours or more without sleep, pending on how the performance of the video is going and whether or not they notice an improvement by applying some changes”.
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Los jóvenes del siglo XXI utilizan Internet como su canal favorito para comunicarse e informarse. Diariamente se comparten vídeos en diferentes plataformas, especialmente en YouTube. ¿Podemos aprovechar esto para comunicar la ciencia? ¿Cómo podemos adaptar los contenidos del aula para impartirlos en este nuevo formato? ¿Cuáles son los ingredientes para que un vídeo de ciencia tenga éxito y pueda ser compartido entre los jóvenes o incluso hacerse viral? ¿Podemos utilizar este material en el aula? Big Van (www.thebigvantheory.com) es un grupo de científicos que utiliza la comedia para acercar la ciencia al público en general. Parte de las actividades de este grupo incluyen la investigación de nuevas técnicas para educar la ciencia. Los miembros de Big Van gestionan dos canales de YouTube   y un videoblog . Los canales  y  están producidos por una gran productora de televisión, Endemol, y tienen más de 150 mil visitas cada uno, y el videoblog está patrocinado por un gran periódico nacional español, El Mundo. YouTube ha creado una nueva forma de comunicar. En esta presentación hablaremos de su uso como herramienta de enseñanza de las ciencias, de consejos útiles para crear tus propios vídeos y de cómo utilizar los ya existentes para mejorar tu comunicación dentro y fuera del aula.
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In this interview, given during his visit to Guatemala on the occasion of the International Book Fair in Guatemala (Filgua 2019), he shares his views on education and his daily work to disseminate science in an attractive way.
There are many ways. My work consists of looking for tools to make the abstract and complex attractive and visual. The idea is that people enjoy the content, even if they don’t know much. It can be with humor, telling stories… Yes.
Yes, in my channels I raise questions that perhaps we have all asked ourselves and I try to answer them with the knowledge we have and, at the same time, I try to generate curiosity. That’s why many teachers use my videos in class as a way to serve as an open door to a different world.
For me, everything is a mystery. Richard Feynmann represents very well the feeling of those of us who dedicate ourselves to science, because he asks himself endless questions, from the most basic to the most complex. Being a physicist is more an attitude towards life than a particularity about what questions are asked.