Arts open new routes to science
If your experience of science communication so far is purely through the written word, take a look at Sublime Residencies.
This collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and Inverness Old Town Art put two artists in residence at the university's Lighthouse Field Station over the past summer.
An image from Sublime Residencies, Lighthouse Field Station.
Mark Lyken and Stephen Hurrel investigated parallels between marine mammal and human responses to sound and light, based on the university's research on the impacts of underwater noise.
The recent BBC Radio 4 Saving Species programme gives a flavour of the results.
Stephen Hurrel is also working with social scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science and the Scottish Crofting Federation. Belonging to the Sea explores the roots of conflict over fisheries and marine conservation on Gaelic-speaking islands in Scotland and Ireland.
Just two of many science projects turning exploring diverse artistic approaches to outreach.
Posted on 25 October 2012
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