Guerilla Science: Mixing science with art, music and play in unusual settings

February 15th, 2019 | RESEARCH

Outreach activities at the interface of science and art present a unique opportunity to connect and engage with “latently interested” publics who do not otherwise take part in science activities like visiting science museums.  In this paper, the authors present “Guerilla Science” as one model that supports the hypothesis that well-designed science + art (STEAM) programming in informal settings can broaden participation in, and facilitate engagement with STEM-related topics. This paper describes a range of interactive events featuring scientists and artists and accompanying research into the impact of these events on a public audience.

 

Document

Leonardo-InformalScience.org-Rosin-et-al.pdf

Team Members

Mark S Rosin, Author, Pratt Institute
Jen Wong, Author, Guerilla Science
Kari O'Connell, Author, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University
Martin Storksdieck, Author, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University
Brianna Keys, Author, Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, Oregon State University

Citation

Publication: Leonardo: MIT Press

Funders

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1612719
Funding Amount: $938,029.00

Funding Source: Other
Funding Program: Science Sandbox - Simons Foundation
Award Number: 415600 M.R.
Funding Amount: $1,250,000

Related URLs

Research and Development on Understanding STEM Identity Using Live Cultural Experiences

Tags

Audience: General Public | Scientists
Discipline: Art | music | theater | General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within InformalScience.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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