Seeing Streptococcus pneumoniae, a Common Killer Bacteria

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Look around you. The diversity and complexity of life on earth is overwhelming and data continues to grow. In our desire to understand and explain everything scientifically from molecular evolution to supernovas we depend on visual representations. This paper investigates visual representations of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae by use of ink, watercolours and computer graphics. We propose a novel artistic visual rendering of Streptococcus pneumoniae and ask what the value of these kind of representations are compared to traditional scientific data. We ask if drawings and computer-assisted representations can add to our scientific knowledge about this dangerous bacteria. Is there still a role for the scientific illustrator in the scientific process and synthesis of scientific knowledge?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEVA London 2014 : Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
EditorsKia Ng, Jonathan P Bowen, Sarah McDaid
Number of pages5
Publication year1 Aug 2014
ISBN (print)978-1-78017-285-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
EventElectronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 201410 Jul 2014


ConferenceElectronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)
LandUnited Kingdom

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