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WN@tL: Visualizing Science
May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Speaker: Jacki Whisenant
Speaker Bio: Jacki Whisenant is a scientific illustrator with a fondness for bats, beetles and other unsung ecological heroes. As an artist and educator, she enjoys finding ways of celebrating the many facets of the natural world, and encouraging enthusiasm for all aspects of science, from the vast down to the very small. Museums and research collections are of particular interest, as reservoirs of natural history.
A Madison native and GNSI member, she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Entomology at UW-Madison (Young Lab), and holds a Master’s certificate in Science Illustration from California State University – Monterey Bay. She delights in any opportunity to get outside and investigate tiny worlds hidden beneath logs and mosses.
Description: Scientific illustration has many facets and approaches depending on the project, the context, and the audience. It needs to be both concise and accurate, but also accessible and memorable. The visual communication of scientific information is paramount in our world of infinite distractions, and we will be discussing historical and modern practices in this ever-changing field.