Born in Bologna, Italy, Fiammetta completed a PhD thesis on perceptual illusions (SSSUP, Pisa and UCL, London), then moved to Paris, where she began working in science communication. Becoming a comic artist has always been her secret plan so she thought of putting it all together: science + art = ERCcOMICS!
Can comics be used to communicate science?
Comics can be used in many ways to communicate science and to fill up the “science gap” which separates the general public from the academic world. In this talk Fiammetta Ghedini presents the ERCcOMICS experiment: a 4-year project that uses cartoons to communicate top level research funded by the European Research council. Fiammetta will describe some examples of how cartoons can be used to give a clearer description of complex scientific issues than a conventional scientific article can, as well as “put into practice” the conclusion of abstract research by imagining its consequences in the real world through the power of storytelling, as well as being a gate into more in-depth content.