Visualizing and communicating the non-visual

The workshop will address significant challenges in the interdisciplinary relationship between artistic practices and the natural and medical sciences. During the workshop we will discuss challenges specific to medical health and suggest new ways of thinking about graphics as well as new ways to create tools for use in future visualisations (for example in power-points, posters and popular articles).

I will show how my way into the field of scientific visualisation and examples of artwork done in collaboration with scientists have shaped my career as an artist-in-residence, first at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and later at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre in Aarhus.

Indeed, we face many challenges whenever we communicate to anyone. The visual representation often serve to support the understanding of complex or detailed information, whether it is used for communication between colleagues or to a public audience. Participants will be challenged in groups to come up with new ideas for visual expression/representation and describe their work or field of research in other ways than with words.