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Unique Science Communication: Isabella Rossellini


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

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

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