“The important thing is not to stop questioning–.” (Albert Einstein)
Talking about the power of science communication (take 1)
Even though science belongs to everyone, the scientific language often places it well beyond our reach. In this session, a group of science communicators from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, present a way to make it more attainable: an animated collection of discoveries in the making. Join us in this conversation with Catarina Ramos, science communicator, Liad Hollender, science writer, and Diogo Matias, illustrator and animator, about the creative process behind their project.
About the Project:
A major challenge in science communication is moving beyond the “one sentence” headline and into the nitty-gritty of scientific work. The Science Collection “Inside the Unknown” attempts to overcome this challenge by combining a storytelling approach with illustrated animations that accompany the text.
The project explores the work of scientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, who pursue fundamental and translational research in neuroscience, physiology and cancer.
Inside the Unknown currently has five pieces, available in Portuguese and English.
About the Champalimaud Foundation:
The Champalimaud Foundation is a worldwide leader in scientific and technological innovation in Biomedical science, and is based in Lisbon, Portugal.
It is at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, that the Foundation develops its activity in the areas of neuroscience and cancer. This is done through both research programmes and the provision of clinical services of excellence. It also has an outreach programme to fight blindness. To pursue its objectives in achieving significant scientific advances, the Champalimaud Foundation adopts a translational methodology, which establishes a direct link and interdependency between basic research and clinical activity.