ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network













Not bad science

Not bad science


New discoveries in animal behavior and cognition
Not bad science Home

Unique Science Communication: Isabella Rossellini

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.


Email   PrintPrint



I recently wrote an article about science communication, and in it mentioned that people can communicate science in many different ways using many different types of media. One more unusual way is what Isabella Rossellini has adopted. Using real animal behaviour science, she conveys it by dressing up as the animal in question, and presenting it in surreal, David Lynch-esque short videos. Her most recent series, Mammas, covers different ways that animals  behave as mothers. Although I’d recommend watching all of it (and her past series Green Porno and Seduce me), my favourite episodes of this one included the polyamorous Dunnock:

And the self-sacrificing Diaea ergandros spider

Felicity Muth About the Author: Felicity Muth is an early-career researcher with a PhD in animal cognition. Follow on Twitter @notbadscience.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





Rights & Permissions

Add Comment

Add a Comment
You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Holiday Sale

Give a Gift &
Get a Gift - Free!

Give a 1 year subscription as low as $14.99

Subscribe Now! >

X

Email this Article

X