Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Communicating Science to a Larger Audience: Writing an Accessible Book on Perception

Student(s)

Bastiaan Terhorst and Casper Schipper

Year

2009

Abstract

In this paper we discuss our attempt at writing a book about the relativity of perception. Our aim was to discuss perception from a biological and philosophical perspective, in such a way that it would appeal to high school students. Through writing our book, we’ve formulated a set of heuristics on how complex scientific subjects might be translated into something that is understandable and enjoyable by a larger audience.

Full Reference

Bastiaan Terhorst and Casper Schipper, "Communicating Science to a Larger Audience: Writing an Accessible Book on Perception", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2009