Art that’s out of this world

By Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia co-editors As Science Borealis Multimedia editors, we scour the known universe, meaning Canada, for examples of science communication in all its myriad forms. Vancouver artist and educator Erin Green has been creating space-inspired art for about 10 years. She says, “Space art makes space science more relatable and […]

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Dancing with the scientists

by Raymond Nakamura- Raymond's Brain

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia co-editors What if Swan Lake were a thesis on avian reproductive strategies? Or The Nutcracker were a paper on the psychoactive effects of glucose on juvenile neural pathways? The cerebral rationality of science and the physical emotionality of dance might seem like awkward partners, but such collaborations can produce delightful […]

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A walk in the park? Teaching kids to think like scientists

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Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor When I was 14, I was asked to mix some chemicals together for an exam. The result was a beaker full of dazzling, golden glitter. Until then, chemistry had been an interesting but purely academic subject. But once I saw that first sparkle, I appreciated it on a deeper level. […]

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