Scientists frequently tell stories using visualizations of scientific data, in the process of disseminating findings to peers and the general public. However, techniques and methods for effective scientific storytelling have received little attention so far. This article explores how literary and theatrical narrative conventions can inform the design and… (More)
This practical guide to art/science (A/S) collaborations advises artists and scientists on how to foster, prepare for, and improve interdisciplinary work. The current state of the art is presented by Dan Sandin, a computer graphics pioneer who has been working across disciiplinary boundaries for 35 years. Then the course introduces the instructors'… (More)
Collaborations and partnerships between academia and government agencies are common, especially when it comes to research and development in the fields of science, engineering and technology. However, collaboration between a government agency and an art school is rather atypical. This paper presents the Collaborative Student Project, which aims to explore… (More)
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is NASA's scouting mission to prepare for a return to the moon by 2020. Armed with multiple instruments, LRO collects data to assess the lunar terrain in search of safe landing sites for future missions. This stereoscopic visualization demonstrates how LRO uses its instruments collectively to accomplish its objective.