Tag Archive: science communication

Jun 23

I went to “Science” and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

May 17

Emus in space: visualising western and indigenous knowledge

‘Emu in the Sky’ acrylic Margaret Whitehurst

2-image display for Yamajiart Exhibition 2007.   The Emu has great spiritual significance for the Aboriginal people for many male-kin initiation ceremonies. Their sacred role was (is) embedded deeply in place-based cultural attachments.1 Emus were a primary food source during the seasonal egg cycle, and remain frequent subjects in aboriginal art, reflecting their importance in …

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Jul 01

‘Visualising dynamic theories, what diagrams of molecular pathways represent’ by Filippo Guizzetti

Figure 1. Schematic representation of an animal cell. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2010. kids.britannica.com

Visualisation is a constitutive and essential part of the scientific activity. From basic research to the production of evidences (Amann and Knorr Cetina 1988), from the development of scientific theories to the stage of public evaluation, several methods of representation are the root from which the scientific discourse unfolds (Pauwels 2006, p.vii; Lynch 1988, p.153). …

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Feb 17

From Course to Collider: My adventures at CERN

by David Lugmayer Science can be complex. Even with a lifetime spent studying the sciences one could still not learn everything it has to offer. Yet much of this knowledge can be very important to our lives, whoever we are and whatever occupation we have: This is why we need science communication and is one …

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Oct 27

The way things go: science and art

I heard more spontaneous conversations today about science than I have ever heard in any exhibition anywhere. ‘Why are those rings rolling uphill?’ ‘Why is that water burning?’ ‘What will happen when the balloon fills?’ I was not at a science exhibition, but at the Turner Contemporary Gallery’s new show, Risk.  The piece I was …

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Feb 10

Blister Cinema

A poster for Genetic Moo's 'Blister Cinema' at GEEK

An opportunity to discuss an exciting art and science project with Margate-based artists Genetic Moo Genetic Moo are currently working on an Animate Project commission Silent Signal which is supported by the Wellcome Trust. Silent Signal comprises 6 art-science collaborations which explore how the body uses soundless internal dialogues between cells to fight disease. In …

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Mar 28

Graduate Student Profile: Jessica Miller

Science Comma talks to Science Communcation alumna, Jessica Miller. 1)      Why did you choose this course? I have always enjoyed science; however, I realised during my BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter that laboratory work wasn’t for me. During the third year of my undergraduate degree I took a module in Science …

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Mar 04

The Festival of Britain (1951): Shaping citizens for science

This guide to the 1951 Festival of Britain, as well as two contemporary documentaries, Festival in London (1951) and Brief City (1951-2), show that the Festival clearly inspired contemporary notions of science and the post-war citizen. These sources also show that such notions inspired the development of the Festival itself. They show the importance of …

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Jul 18

Kent students create an international presence for local treasures

The Powell Cotton family were explorers, soldiers, women, anthropologists, naturalists, film-makers and more.  Their astonishing archives and collection form the core of the Powell Cotton Museum (PCM) in its country park, and include the world’s largest elephant specimen and the first room-sized habitat-display diorama (a form of exhibit best known through the examples at the …

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