Current list of papers and talks

There is a real desire to study how we understand science images. How do we learn from these images? How much do variations in presentation affect comprehension? Are there differences between experts and novices in terms of what we take away from the images?

Papers/Conference Proceedings

Smith, L.S., Arcand K.K, Smith, J.K, Smith, R.K, Bookbinder, J., Watzke, M. “Examining Perceptions Of Astronomy Images Across Mobile Platforms” JCOM Science Communication Journal. March 2014. http://jcom.sissa.it/archive/13/02/JCOM_1302_2014_A01

Arcand, K.K., Watzke, M., Rector, T. Levay, Z.G., DePasquale, J., Smarr, O. “Processing Color in Astronomical Imagery”, Studies in Media and Communication, December 2013 http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/smc/article/view/198

Arcand, K.K., Watzke, M., Smith, L, Smith, J.K “Surveying Aesthetics & Astronomy:  A project exploring the public’s perception of astronomy images and the science within” Communicating Astronomy with the Public. Issue 10 December 2010.   http://www.capjournal.org/issues/10/10_13.php

Arcand, K.K., Watzke, M., Smith, L, Smith, J.K “The Aesthetics of Astronomy Exploring the public’s perception of astronomy images and the science within ” Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems conf. proceedings, November 2010

Smith, L, Smith, J.K, Arcand K.K, Smith, R.K, Holterman Ten Hove, K.  Aesthetics and Astronomy: Studying the public’s perception and understanding of imagery from space.  Science Communication Journal. August 2010. http://scx.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/07/01/1075547010379579.abstract?rss=1

Arcand K.K, Smith, L, Smith, J.K,  Holterman Ten Hove, K. Watzke, M, Smith, R.K, Aesthetics and Astronomy, Astronomical Society of the Pacific conf. proceedings. 2009.

Smith, L, Smith, J.K, Arcand K.K, Smith, R.K, Holterman Ten Hove, K.  Aesthetics and Astronomy: How Experts and Novices Perceive Astronomical Images. American Psychological Association conf. proceedings. 2009.

Talks/Lectures

Smith, L. & Smith, J.K. “My Six Year Old Could Draw A Better Supernova Than That!” TED talk New Zealand, March 2011

Arcand, K.K. “Processing Color in Astronomical Imagery: Pixels, Power & the Public“ Guest Lecturer, Brown University “Making Choices: Ethics of Science” March 2011

Arcand, K.K. “The Aesthetics of Astronomy: Exploring the public’s perception of astronomy images and the science within“ Invited Speaker, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems, November 2010

Arcand, K.K. “Aesthetics & Astronomy in 10 Minutes” Presenter, Astronomy Visualization Symposium, California Academy of Sciences, May 2009

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