Vic Event: The Art of communicating science: from cartoons to photography

15 July 2014
6:00 pmto8:30 pm

Communicating science relies on the effective communication of scientific information and its relevance. The art of communicating through the visual medium cannot be underestimated in its ability to cut through nuances of language and get to the heart of the ideas being conveyed. Photography, animation, illustration, art, video and film can allow us to  – see things that can only be imagined; to combine ideas that are at face value, unrelated; strip back the irrelevant to expose the heart of the issue; communicate what might normally take pages in a single image or via seconds of footage.

This event will consist of two parts.

1) At Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) (5:45-7:30pm), this part will consist of a series of presentations by each of our panelists, James Hutson, Phred Peterson, Alicia Sometimes and Maja Divjak, followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience. Short pre-recorded interviews with Linnea Rundgren and Tony De Saulles will also be played. This is a public event, so please invite people you think might be interested, but seats ARE LIMITED.

2) For ASC members, dinner with the panelists will follow part 1, at Naughton’s Parkville Hotel (, a short walk from WEHI. Your first drink is FREE.

Please see our Eventbrite event for more information and to register.

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About George Aranda

Dr George Aranda is a former psychology researcher who has moved from the world of neuroscience to pursue a career in science education research and science communication. Now researching and teaching at Deakin University, he has broad interests in writing, social networking modes of communication, podcasting, science communication videos and understanding how scientists and their work are perceived in the world.

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