Visual Storytelling

Today I was thinking about visual storytelling, prompted by a tweet about Debbie Millman’s class on that topic. People who are drawn to science, or to certain aspects of science, usually don’t need help finding their way to interesting or new research. Others need more of a push. Infographics can be immensely useful ways of describing information but it goes beyond that. Art can move people and can be used to direct attention to scientific subjects. The Art of Saving a Life, for example, is a collection of beautiful works of art from all mediums that tell the story of vaccination and immunization. Even without further context, these images speak for themselves, potentially reaching people in a way the tired, repetitive arguments don’t.


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