Three topics were the focus of my study leave activities: 3D modelling of specimen collections, citizen science in the sciences, and science data visualization by artists. All three topics are interconnected by the overarching framework of science data. My first goal was to experience the research data life cycle by creating a 3D data set of botanical specimens and thus explore issues around data creation, metadata, data description, data deposit, data sharing & access. A second goal was to explore the role citizen scientists play in collecting and working with scientific data. A third goal was to explore how artists are engaged in artistic visualizations of science data and knowledge mobilization.
Study Leave Explorations: 3D Modeling; Citizen Science; Research Data Knowledge Mobilization Through Art