Science is part of our everyday lives, and so is art. Particularly, art installations require an active presence; thereby they contribute to the raise of awareness, promote understanding, and generate an emotional response. This project seeks to explore the connection between art installations and science communication through experiential learning. The sample for this study consisted on two groups of participants. One was exposed to a list of scientific facts, the second one contributed in the creation of an art installation. The results as a whole, suggest that art installations does aide in long term fact retention. Therefore, the creation of art installations can be considered an interesting media to convey science in an attractive, reliable, and memorable way.

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Communicating science via art installations

Patricia Ríos Cabello   Instituto Tecnólogico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Aquiles Negrete Yankelevich   Instituto Tecnólogico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Science is part of our everyday lives, and so is art. Particularly, art installations require an active presence; thereby they contribute to the raise of awareness, promote understanding, and generate an emotional response. This project seeks to explore the connection between art installations and science communication through experiential learning. The sample for this study consisted on two groups of participants. One was exposed to a list of scientific facts, the second one contributed in the creation of an art installation. The results as a whole, suggest that art installations does aide in long term fact retention. Therefore, the creation of art installations can be considered an interesting media to convey science in an attractive, reliable, and memorable way.

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