Presentation Title: Electric: Understanding the creativity of science and the invention of art in the space of the graphic novel

Section: New Media For Connecting Across Boundaries IV

Location: , 303

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 4:10pm - 4:25pm


In 1925 Thomas Edison wrote: “Inventors must be poets so that they may have imagination." As an independent project in the Geography department, I am in the process of creating a graphic novel that blurs the boundaries dividing technical scientific communication and the stories of history, geography, and art. Electric explores the history of wild electricity, conceptions of the "genius" inventor, the method behind the scientific process, and how lightning was harnessed in a light bulb. The graphic novel contributes a unique space in which to identify the process of knowledge production, how ideas travel and how they are received, as well as how stories are put together and by whom. During my presentation I will discuss the concept of my project as well as share pages from my work, providing a "behind-the-scenes" look at the process of my own invention, the work itself.

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Geography

Presentation Topic: Creativity & Innovation

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Borah, Abigail Rose
Major(s): Conservation Biology (ENVS-BIOL joint)
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): McKinney, Kacy
Dept(s): Geography

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