4D LABS Seminar - Art & Design in Science Communication

November 21, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar by Julia Krolik hosted by 4D LABS at SFU on Wednesday, November 21, 2018!

Julia Krolik

Information designer, entrepreneur, scientist, artist

Art & Design in Science Communication


In today’s fast-information, short-attention span society, visual communication has become the most effective method for sharing information. This seminar investigates the important role art and design can play in science communication initiatives.

Julia Krolik is an information designer, entrepreneur, scientist and award-winning artist. Formally educated in the sciences, her work has taken numerous turns and includes published research on molecular biology, statistics, geospatial analytics, public health, and groundwater quality. As an exhibiting artist, focusing on science, art and new media, Julia has created works for CBC, the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Urban Film Festival and the Scotia Bank Photography Festival.

Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy, and she continuously advocates for both art and science through several initiatives. Julia is the founder of Art the Science, a non-profit organization facilitating artist residencies in scientific research laboratories to foster Canadian science-art culture and expand scientific knowledge communication to benefit the public. Through her consulting agency Pixels and Plans, Julia and her team work with private and public organizations, helping them with information design, data visualization, communication strategies and knowledge mobilization.

Date: November 21, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Location: AQ 3005, SFU Burnaby

Light refreshments to be provided beforehand