. . . and I want to do my own, small part to help it become a bigger part of people’s lives and conversations.
How do I intend to do that? Right now, I’m envisioning mainly trying to help disseminate and explain interesting new research — besides the handful of Science and Nature articles that get widespread press every year.
And I’ll probably also share the whimsical science/math calculations I occasionally do for my own entertainment, in hopes that they may entertain others as well. (These include such pressing questions such as, “Is arranging the cookie dough balls in a triangular lattice ALWAYS more efficient than using a square lattice? Or can the size of the cookie sheet change that?” and “When jumping off a 12-foot platform into a lake, should one try to do two back flips on the way down, or just one?”)
Other than that, I think this is one of those situations where there are many possible outcomes, and you just have to do the experiment and see how it goes!