Working with Artists
Increase engagement with your science
Scientific understanding can be expanded by art in a variety of ways. Art can illustrate difficult concepts and processes, uncover new ways of thinking about an issue/topic, and inspire non-scientists to examine the beauty of science and research. For most scientists, graphics, illustrations, and other art forms lie beyond the scope of their expertise. Working with trained artists can help researchers invite others into their work, building trust and understanding.
In this webinar, a panel of scientists and artists discussed ways to connect and collaborate with artists and designers. Speakers are from Lifeology.io , a platform, and a community space that brings together scientists, health experts, artists, writers, and broader audiences in the creation of mobile-friendly mini-courses that can reach anyone.
Key Takeaways from this Webinar:
- Sci-Art collaborations can make science more accessible and engaging for broader audiences.
- Lifeology is a great resource for scientists looking for artists to collaborate with.
- Check out 10 curated tips for working with artists.
“Science artists and designers have the experience and skills to visualize scientific information in creative ways that allow for bigger impact.”
Gaius J. Augustus, Scientist and Artis. Augustus started their career as a video editor, working with animators and filmmakers to perfect the timing of their projects. They earned their B.S. in Integrative Studies (with a focus on Chemistry & Biology) in 2014 and Ph.D. in Cancer Biology in 2019.
Paige Jarreau, Director of Science Communication at Lifeology, is a scientist turned storyteller. She loves trying new forms and formats of science communication, but always looks for scientific evidence of what works best! Paige loves science but art brings her life – she's into photography, circus arts, writing and poetry!
Doryan Algarra, Head of Design at Lifeology, is a designer and artist who loves creating experiences that are intuitive and impactful. He is passionate about using art to educate and broaden perceptions.
Elaine Algarra, Communications Manager at Lifeology, is an art educator and communications manager who loves using art to communicate ideas and deepen understanding. Storytelling gives us a format we are familiar with, and illustrations can help us memorize what we learn. She love creating art in various media, being a mom of twins, and visiting her family in England.
This webinar was sponsored by The Kavli Foundation and The Rita Allen Foundation.