What is it about?
The article traces the main patterns in which images complement texts in popular science pieces as presented on the basis of a sample from New Scientist online. Because biosciences are hard to visualize sometimes, the magazine needs to illustrate the articles about recent deleopments with appropriate, attention-getting imagery, mainly photography or infographics.
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Why is it important?
The question is how the chosen images relate to the popular science texts, how to develop a systematic way of mapping such relationships and how to analyse the ways in which imagery can be used to legitimize some kinds of research at the expense of others.
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This page is a summary of: Making Biosciences Visible for Popular Consumption: Approaching Image–Text Relations in Newscientist.com Through a Critical Multimodal Analysis, Qualitative Inquiry, August 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1077800418790296.
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