Communicating Science Via the Art of Sketching

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
Manu Prakash,Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Scientists donít have to be professional cartoonists to think about playful visualizations as a way to engage audiences in science. I will share some of my own (amateur) cartoons and discuss the visual aspect of communicating science. My lab has just released a microscope built by folding paper (www.foldscope.com) with a goal of allowing every kid on the planet to project microscopic objects and sketch on top of it to communicate relevant information.