There are many ways to communicate science- articles, documentaries, videos, teaching, charts.
But sometimes, you need to speak louder.
Researcher and science communicator, Judy Twedt gave a TED talk wearing a dress printed with a graph of global temperature change over the past century. In her talk, she expressed that to truly create social change, we need to reach people on an emotional level.
Yes, data can be emotional.
That's why she composed a musical piece using numerical data from Arctic sea ice loss. Played by Kristina Lee on piano, it was a haunting, audible reminder of the effects of climate change. When you hear it, you can't help but feel the dread of melting sea ice and what's to come.
Climate change is a massive global problem and all mediums should be used to speak up and start conversations. I've always tried to empower scientists through my designs at Shenova, but watching scientists take give lectures in the Climate Change Data dress has been extra rewarding. I hope my customers will continue to find good use for it and spread the message.
Full disclaimer: The dresses are custom printed and hand made by an artisan tailor in USA. I can't bring myself to mass-produce them overseas, so each piece is made for the wearer. And yes; there are ties.
Do you have a climate graph or environmental data set you think would help get the message out?
Let me know by email or in the comments below.