The Art and Science of Science Communication Through Arts: Fever Medicine

Event Name The Art and Science of Science Communication Through Arts: Fever Medicine
Start Date 27th Jan 2014 5:30pm
End Date 27th Jan 2014 8:00pm
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description

Open to all, however numbers for this event are limited.

Free tickets can be obtained through the Event Brite page here: http://goo.gl/98GwZA

 

A panel of experts chaired by Professor Jonathan Gibbs of the Edinburgh College of Art will discuss fiction and the arts in science and law communication.  Shawn Harmon, law lecturer and author ofFever Medicine, will speak about the creative process which resulted in Fever Medicine, an illustrated novel that explores a range of legal and bioethical issues in a near-future setting.

Award winning Scottish author, Ken McLeod, will talk about the fiction writing process and the science fiction ‘toolkit’.  Catherine Southworth, teacher and Communications and Outreach Manager for two EU-funded stem cell research consortia, will discuss science communication and her experience in the development of ‘Hope Beyond Hype’, a comic book format stem cell science teaching tool.

The panel presentation will be followed by an open discussion and thereafter by a wine reception.

Copies of Fever Medicine can be purchased on the evening.