science + art communication
curatorial overview + hands-on projects for citizen scientists
I lead workshops on how artists communicate scientific ideas in their work. I've been invited to present at science educator development workshops by Harvard Life Science Outreach (LSO) and the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS).
I introduce artists that work with science and nature, including collaborations with animals; exploring how humans generate and share knowledge about nature and animals; using scientific methods to collect and evaluate new, novel data; creating installations using museological modes of display; and obtaining sensory observations beyond usual field collection data.
After seeing artist's examples, it's your turn to try an artistic way of communicating information. Past workshops have included:
- an introduction to the narrative capacities of zines—small DIY magazines that let you share and easily distribute your stories and ideas— and making your own zines.
- an introduction to free tools to edit sound, and projects that use sound to share information + a listening/sound collecting walk.
The workshop meets a Massachusetts Science, Technology and Engineering Standard of obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.
Interested in collaborating? Need a presenter on science + art? Do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zine cover, left image by Alia Qatarneh @aliaqatarneh