When scicomm goes viral

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Raymond Nakamura & Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective science communication (among other things) and science communicators and artists are finding ways to meet this demand. How does the novelty and urgency of the current situation affect the creation of multimedia that communicates the relevant science? We […]

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10 SciArt favourites from the past decade

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Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors When Science Borealis spontaneously generated during the last decade, the Multimedia category became a catchall for content that you might not expect to see in a typical science blog. With 2020 hindsight, we look over the past decade to share some of our favourite examples of SciArt, […]

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Converging art and science: An interview with Cristian Zaelzer-Perez

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Cat Lau, guest contributor Since moving to Montreal, I have had the opportunity to work with some incredible people involved in the field of science communication and sciart. One such person is Dr. Cristian Zaelzer-Perez, the founder of the Convergence Initiative, a non-profit that aims to advance knowledge in both neuroscience and art through interdisciplinary […]

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When art and science collide – Science Borealis reviews the Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems

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Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editors This fall, Curiosity Collider (CC), a Vancouver-based nonprofit that brings together art and science, launched their first Collisions Festival, a sci-art festival that ran from November 8 to 10 at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre. “There is no dedicated sci-art gallery space or any exhibition events in Vancouver […]

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