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Moriarty Science Seminar: “The Unnatural History of Cartoon Insects”
December 19, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hybrid: Online and At the Museum
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: “The Unnatural History of Cartoon Insects”
Speaker: Jay Hosler, Juniata College
This event will take place Monday, December 19 at Noon both online and at Earth Theater.
Abstract: Science, art, and story are core components of human creativity. When we try to separate them with artificial disciplinary boundaries, we weaken our ability to imagine and understand the world. Comic stories about science bring all three elements together in a medium where they can mix and amplify each other. Dr. Hosler uses comics to tell stories about insects. Insects provide a dizzying array of weird and wonderful life histories that are perfect for a visual medium like comics. Stories that feature engaging and visually interesting insect characters can help readers connect personally with these amazing aliens underfoot and forge a richer understanding of the natural world and why we should protect it.