John Akomfrah, Purple. Six-channel video installation, still from video. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2019.

We are in a science communication emergency. Facing unprecedented crises such as global climate change and pandemics, we need to get creative about engaging the public in science. With growing resistance, denial, and even hostility toward science, stacking more facts won’t work. Creativity connects us to our fellow humans. As a visiting artist and guest lecturer, I teach workshops that focus on art as an effective tool for science communication and science engagement.

Art can make people feel and make people think. Art can make data visible and make data audible. Art can start conversations and make things happen. Art taps into our sense of wonder, our sense of humor, and our sense of sorrow. Through art, we can feel science in our bodies. Art can literally save the world.

For rates and other details about my Art for Science Communication workshops, see my teaching page.

Composer and art-science collabator Anne M. Guzzo participating in my Art for Science Communication workshop at the annual meeting of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.