Storytelling Can Be a Powerful Tool for Science

J. Ettinger, F. E. L. Otto & E. L. F. Schipper

January 25, 2021

Storytelling helps portray science as a human-driven endeavor, full of successes, uncertainties, missteps & failures, which promotes transparency. It’s key to recognize the sophistication of the audiences’ sensitivity to cues of quality & how these affect trust so the aim is to engage & inform but not persuade at the exclusion of inconvenient data.

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Artists and scientists alike are focused on exploring the world and try to understand the universe through introspection, examination and experimentation. Their differences in perspective and methodology can lead to novel dialogue. Combining scientific exploration with creative expression offers unique opportunities for forming new knowledge, discovery and creativity. To tackle the intractable challenges of our global society requires a brand new language – a language of interdisciplinarity, interconnectedness, and intersectionality. Relational Space provides an immersive space for artistic expression and scholarly knowledge exchange with focus on Evidence-based Art: Art presented in relation to empirically supported ideas to promote transformational social change. Relational Space encourages communication and collaboration among artists, scientists, policy-makers and community activists. Our vision sees a more just and sustainable world, inspired by art and transformed through truth. 


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