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DATA: Information output by a sensing device or organ that includes both useful and irrelevant information
and must be processed to be meaningful. Ref. Merriam Webster dictionary

PRIMAL FORMS convey implicit meanings to scientific data that give them dual resonnance
when the data are recognised as both scientific information and expressions of connection.
Ref. Roberts. Antarctic Animation: Gestures and lines describe a changing environment2010 PhD thesis

CONNECTIVITY: [E]nvironmental values derive from a sense of connectivity with nature.
Ref. Dutcher et al. Connectivity With Nature as a Measure of Environmental Values
Environment and Behavior July 2007 vol. 39 no. 4 474-493

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Engaging senses
True to science
Clear in language
Surprising! Evolving

Voice: Andrew Constable 2010
Data: Australian Antarctic Division
Music: Sophie Green, 2012
Camera: Christine McMillan
Animation/model: Lisa Roberts
Production assistance: Ken Wilson

In 2010 scientist Andrew Constable explains what he means by modelling and challenges me to "make a scientific model attractive to people through art". I start on this animation as a joke, a play on words: I will be an artist's model in a scientist's model of the world.

Lisa Roberts24 September 2013

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