Northeastern University Visualization Consortium (NUVis) cordially
invites you to join us for the next talk in our invited speaker series:
"More Than Pretty Pictures"
Science Photographer and Research Scientist, MIT
Friday, March 31, 2017
Snell Library 90, Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston MA, 02115
Coffee and pastries will be served.
images and figures — visual representations of scientific data and
concepts — are critical components of science and engineering research.
They communicate in ways that words cannot. They can clarify or
strengthen an argument and spur interest into the research process.
But it is important to remember that a visual representation of a
scientific concept or data is a re-presentation and not the thing itself
–– some interpretation or translation is always involved. Just as
writing a journal article, one must carefully plan a representation and
decide what to say, and in what order to say it. The process requires
clear thinking and the ability to communicate, and to entice the viewer
to choose to look.
This talk will include examples of my own attempts in creating various
representations; some more successful than others. I will discuss the
iterative process of getting from "here" to "there,” making
representations that are more than good enough.
Science photographer Felice Frankel is a research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with additional support from Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Guggenheim Fellow, and was a Senior Research Fellow in Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Systems Biology. Working in collaboration with scientists and engineers, Felice’s images have appeared on journal covers, in journal articles, web spotlights and in various other international publications for general audiences such as National Geographic, Nature, Science, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Materials Today, PNAS, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Popular Science and New Scientist, among others.Attached image © Felice Frankel
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