EGU21-600
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-600
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Understanding microplastics, and visual art as a method of communication: scientific poster versus painting

Sophie Peters
Sophie Peters
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain – University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England (sophiepeters@yahoo.co.uk)

This multidisciplinary dissertation investigates in detail, visual art as a method of communication, in particular about a scientific topic: microplastics and human health. Primary and secondary research conducted suggest that microplastics have potential to cause health problems in humans due to the leaching of toxic chemicals and that over 8% of an educated western sample had never heard of microplastics before. Over 30% of participants reported that a painting was a more effective form of communication about microplastics and human health than a scientific poster on the same topic, opening areas for further study into the value and process of communication through visual art.

How to cite: Peters, S.: Understanding microplastics, and visual art as a method of communication: scientific poster versus painting, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-600, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-600, 2021.

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