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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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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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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Innovative learning experiences are putting the art back in science

Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor If you’ve heard of the terms “science art” or “sciart,” you’re probably familiar with the idea of using visual art to represent, explain, or bring attention to some aspect of science. The wonderful realm of art and science is capable of teaching science in creative ways and is a potent […]

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