PalaeoPoems: Literary scicomm gives fossils a second chance at life

Artwork by Katrin Emery

Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors Monsters of the prime Who tare each other in their slime —Thomas C. Weston, “Untitled,” Reminiscences among the rocks: in connection with the Geological Survey of Canada, 1889 ~ Excavating fossilized dinosaur bones or permineralized leaves is something we expect from a palaeontologist; digging up poems about […]

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Between the Sand: Owen Fernley’s adventure under ground

Image courtesy of Owen Fernley.

Katrina Vera Wong In a Japanese ikebana flower arrangement, three stems are fixed at specific angles to represent heaven, earth, and man. Not only is it important to pay attention to the lines that those, or any additional stems, form, it’s also important to respect the spaces between those lines. We can recognize and value […]

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When scicomm goes viral

image by Raymondsbrain (Raymond Nakamura)

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Wyrosdic

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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How to look at (and appreciate) SciArt

Raymond Nakamura

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia co-editors Some time ago, we talked to artists about what sciart is to them and what it could be. Various fields of science holding hands with art’s indefinability results in a complex relationship. In this post, rather than pinning down sciart’s definition, we’re going to explore some other […]

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