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The role that images can play in communicating science to non-experts is contingent on the rhetorical choices of the organizations using them as tools for public outreach. The National Science Foundation’s annual visualization competition illuminates the potential pitfalls of visual science communication and opens up for discussion issues of effectiveness and ethics.

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-94

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Effective Visual Communication and Problematic Practices: The Case of the National Science Foundation’s Visualization Challenge

The role that images can play in communicating science to non-experts is contingent on the rhetorical choices of the organizations using them as tools for public outreach. The National Science Foundation’s annual visualization competition illuminates the potential pitfalls of visual science communication and opens up for discussion issues of effectiveness and ethics.

 

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