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The Information Center That Makes You Different

For my Things: Explained poster, I wanted to focus on a topic that was related to my field of study: molecular biology. The first thing that popped in my mind was DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the most important element in the cell. It is in charge of making who you are.  Any errors to it, major problems like cancer could occur. In my field of study, there are many classes you have to take to learn the basics about DNA. The topic is complex; however, it was possible to translate into simple terms.

Lauren Cooper

Translating the human experiences of intimacy and anxiety into a virtual representation creates questions about individuality and authenticity in the digital world. Bitmoji characters standardize our individual personalities into uniform visuals. Does this diminish the expression of our humanity, or does it connect us to have a universal visual and emotional language? Are we able to empathize with, and put ourselves into the shoes of a stranger’s bitmoji? 

Chaz

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Reuse links and connect them back to the comprehensize A-Z list. This will make LibGuides maintenance a lot easier because if a change needs to be made, it can be done in one place and all other links will automatically update.

Written and designed by the students of Danny Long’s science-writing course, Radical Science Writing, the posters in this exhibit took their inspiration from Randall Munroe’s book Thing Explainer, in which Munroe explains “complicated stuff in simple words” (to quote his subtitle), with the help of illustrations. Like Munroe, the students limited themselves to the 1,000 most common words in the English language. This is why aluminum cans are “use again cans,” why gravity is “the pulling force,” and why DNA is “the information center that makes you different.”

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