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Social Impact
Visualizing Contamination

Science Communication Through Art

 

How can we improve science communication? For Dorsey Kaufmann, it’s art.  As the artist and creator of Ripple Effect at the University of Arizona, she wants to change the way we visualize and interpret environmental data. 

This project explores how art affects people. When data is incorporated into art, does it change how a person understands data in relation to their environment? Dorsey works with a team of artists, engineers, scientists and composers to explore how water quality data can become visual art.

 

 

Project Backstory

 

Landmark Stories is proud to partner up with the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona to tell a series of stories about scientists, from students to faculty, making a difference in our communities and the world. Together we tell the real stories and journeys of the people working tirelessly to find solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges we face today.

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two women talking at a table
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view of Miami Arizona
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woman
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blurry water
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woman looking at tray filled with water
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brochure
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view of mine
Production crew
Producer - Sandra Westdahl
Sandra Westdahl
Producer 
Editor
Photographer
Producer - Angel Marquez
Angel Marquez
Producer
Editor
Sound Recordist
Sound Mix - Galen McCaw
Galen McCaw
Sound Mix
Communications - Caroline Mosley
Caroline Mosley
Communications

Take Action

Learn more about Ripple Effect.

 

Made Possible By
The Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona