Defining science visually… wonderful collection of illustrations by scientists

Why is it so difficult to define and describe science, our understanding of it and the place we see for it in the world?

Science communicator Tim Jones decided to explore the wide spectrum of subjective and diverse interpretations by asking scientists, journalists, students, and other thinkers what science means to them. The result is The Exquisite Corpse of Science, a fascinating worldwide art mosaic that illustrates just how rich, broad and wildly intricate our understanding of the seemingly rigid is.

My favourite, below, is by Jörg Heber(senior editor at the journal Nature Materials) and represents ‘collaboration’.

Collaboration_by_heber

Read more: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2009/12/15/the-exquisite-corpse-of-science/#ixzz155Z086Xi

See SeedMagazine’s slideshow of art: http://seedmagazine.com/slideshow/exquisite_corpse/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

 

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