In this poster, an attempt will be made to describe the effectiveness of visual arts as a medium for communication of science.
POSTER FORMAT
Introduction:The visual dimensions of science communication are often overlooked in scientific research.
Can visual arts become a medium for science communication?
Can visual arts make science a thing of quality and beauty?
Can public understanding about microbiology be achieved in Malaysia through visual arts?
Objectives:
To identify microbiology in Malaysia and visualize through visual arts
To produce artworks based on subject matter from microbiology
To encourage public understanding to learn more about microbiology in Malaysia.
Methods:
On-site visit to collect sample of microbiology in Petri dishes.
Equipment to identify microbiology – electron microscopy.
Experimental media – drawing, mixed media, computer generated images and digital photography.
Exhibit the artworks to the public.
Results:
Successful result can be obtained after experiments.
Conclusion:
Visual arts provide an opportunity for the public in effective communication of microbiology in Malaysia. More than ever we need to communicate the value and benefit of communicating science through visual arts.
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Microbiology in Malaysia
The art of communicating science through visual arts

Nora Yuran   Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah, Faculty of Art and Design, MALAYSIA

In this poster, an attempt will be made to describe the effectiveness of visual arts as a medium for communication of science.
POSTER FORMAT
Introduction:The visual dimensions of science communication are often overlooked in scientific research.
Can visual arts become a medium for science communication?
Can visual arts make science a thing of quality and beauty?
Can public understanding about microbiology be achieved in Malaysia through visual arts?
Objectives:
To identify microbiology in Malaysia and visualize through visual arts
To produce artworks based on subject matter from microbiology
To encourage public understanding to learn more about microbiology in Malaysia.
Methods:
On-site visit to collect sample of microbiology in Petri dishes.
Equipment to identify microbiology – electron microscopy.
Experimental media – drawing, mixed media, computer generated images and digital photography.
Exhibit the artworks to the public.
Results:
Successful result can be obtained after experiments.
Conclusion:
Visual arts provide an opportunity for the public in effective communication of microbiology in Malaysia. More than ever we need to communicate the value and benefit of communicating science through visual arts.

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