• Picturing knowledge, episode 1: Coronavirus, crystallography and design with Emily Candela

Candela, Emily, 2022, Other, Picturing knowledge, episode 1: Coronavirus, crystallography and design with Emily Candela The Order of Multitudes, Yale University, New Haven, USA.

Abstract or Description:

Hosts Kevin Hong and Ethan Perets speak to Dr. Emily Candela about her research on the history of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2020 image of the coronavirus and how this visualization became an icon of the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview touches on critical understandings of scientific visualization at the intersection of science studies and the history of design, and the role of medical illustrators as ‘transformers’ sitting between two different kinds of image making. Unexpected connections are made between the coronavirus visualization and the parallel histories of X-ray crystallography and design in mid-20th century England, especially through the work of the Irish scientist and artist Helen Megaw, who crossed scientific and artistic networks during the period, and who has been a subject of Emily’s research on the historical relationships between the X-ray crystallography and design.

Picturing Knowledge is a Yale University podcast, part of the Order of Multitudes project.

InterviewerHong, Kevin
InterviewerPerets, Ethan
Official URL: https://orderofm.com/conversation/picturing-knowle...
Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V380 History of Science
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual communication; scientific imagery; risk communication; public health
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2022 11:04
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 11:04
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5074
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