The week culminated on Sunday by staffing the Science Communication exhibit at UWA Expo 2007. Rostered on from 1.30pm until break-down at 4pm, it was a full on with lots of people to talk to about what is Science Communication and doing the course at UWA.
Prior to the day our group exchanged emails to let each other know what we are doing and finalise the various parts of our exhibit. My task was to finalise and source quotes and images for the window display.
The window display consisted of images and talk bubbles or callouts to fill the five panes of the window alongside the Science Communication display.
I inserted each image into an OpenOffice.org Draw file, stretched to the size I wanted (A2 to A0) and created a PDF. The callouts were over a number of PDF files, but I still created them in OpenOffice.org Draw which has a neat selection of callouts that I resized to the width of an A0 sheet. I later created a mirror image of the callouts so that I could place them on the window to be read from both sides.
The PDF files were printed on UCC‘s plotter with the gracious assistance of several UCC members.
Quotes and images used in the display:
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. “
“…if we can get people excited about animals, then by crikey, it makes it a heck of a lot easier to save them.”
The images were of sufficient quality for the size of the display and its temporary nature. Image sources and credits can be found by clicking on the quoted author’s name. Quotes were selected from reports, speeches, reports, and articles.
I highly recommend the report by Susan Greenfield and transcript of the talk presented by Julian Cribb from which the above quotes were taken.