Imaging + Visualization
Using art + design to convey scientific research + data
While students continue to make use of our natural history collections for drawing, painting and researching various aspects of design in nature, our micro-imaging and Geographic Information Systems facilities offer opportunities for advanced visualization of features and landforms at multiple scales. Moreover, these visual resources provide a gateway to the sciences for RISD students. Through computer modeling, graphic design and film, artists and designers are increasingly partnering with scientists to more effectively communicate new discoveries and connect with the public.