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ERIC Number: EJ790896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Re-Visioning Science "Love and Passion in the Scientific Imagination": Art and Science
Lunn, M.; Noble, A.
International Journal of Science Education, v30 n6 p793-805 May 2008
The often portrayed media image of the scientist is a rather strange one, grim-looking scientists, usually male, poised beside incomprehensible instruments. It is little wonder that we encounter the stereotype of the bespectacled scientist; thick black rims, coke bottle lenses, roman sandals, dressed in lab coats, trousers up to their necks. A qualitative study designed to produce a series of visual and oral narratives based on the everyday lived realities of "the contemporary scientist" was undertaken. The study was a participative project in which a research team, including the project leaders Anne Noble and Michelle Lunn, together with research assistants and documentary photography students, worked alongside scientists to produce contemporary and deliberately challenging stories of "the scientist". In this paper, the most pervasive theme to emerge from the research, the link between art and science, is discussed. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand