12/11/12 See What I Mean? Visualizing Science

Bang Wong is the Creative Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a founder ClearScience. Mr. Wong is one of the bright stars in the field of medical illustration, especially in the realm of genetics. His illustrations have appeared in all the major biomedical journals and in programs such as Public Televisions’ Nova. In this presentation he illustrates how complex phenomena and data are made accessible through various visual techniques. He also describes the importance of color and layout. The most important point is that science illustration is essential today for science literacy. This is a fascinating talk.

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