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Please join us on Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm for a NestED talk by Gaël McGill, Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School and founder & CEO of Digizyme, Inc. a firm dedicated to the visualization and communication of science.
From the earliest classrooms to the most advanced graduate seminars, we are trained to categorize our skills and knowledge into distinct fields and departments. In this presentation, McGill will explore what Leonardo Da Vinci meant when he said, “Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” He will explore ways in which visualization – the art of visual communication and data exploration – can have a profound impact on our understanding of science. Hollywood’s powerful software suites were never intended to depict accurate science, but through careful adaptation we can leverage these exciting technologies to create engaging and innovative scientific visualizations… ones that Andover students will soon have the opportunity to create themselves!
Dr. Gaël McGill is faculty and Director of Molecular Visualization at Harvard Medical School where his teaching and research focuses on visualization design methods in science education. He is also founder & CEO of Digizyme, Inc. a firm dedicated to the visualization and communication of science. Dr. McGill recently co-authored and served as digital director for E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth iPad biology textbook developed in partnership with Apple. He is the creator of the scientific visualization online community portal Clarafi.com (originally molecularmovies.com), the Molecular Maya (mMaya) software toolkit and has contributed to leading Maya and ZBrush textbooks for Wiley/SYBEX Publishing.
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NestED, the OWHL Makerspace’s speaker series, invites makers, educators, artists, and innovators to come speak at the Nest, demo their projects, and provide inspiration. All members of the Phillips Academy community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to attend.