Science Communication is Often Done Through Art

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Science Communication is Often Done Through Art
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photo by: Shawn Fitmaurice

Dr. Janna Levin, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

You probably know a lot about science because of art. Think of the expertly built T-Rex at a science museum, the beautiful animations of stars and planets in your favorite sci-fi film, maybe you’re reading your child an illustrated book about bugs, or those creatively shot photos in your biology text?

Art is communication, and when pared with Science, is a powerful tool to inspire, entertain, and educate. 

Scientists are often not the greatest communicators, so most often, to bring science to the public requires one or more forms of art. But who teaches the artists, whose job it is to captivate you, about Science?

Dr. Janna Levin, for one, does! She is the Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and I was privileged to talk with her about it in this podcast episode of SciWorks Radio. 

First Aired Nov. 20, 2015