Science turns into stories on Northern Luminance web site

14.11.2019 9:40

Northern Luminance is a new web portal of Northern science, art, and culture where research takes the forms of poetry, comics, photo essays, articles and videos. Stories are told in Finnish, Sámi, and English.

How does research look like as a cartoon? The question is answered by Harri Filppa who turns a scientific article of Yiyun Zha into comics.

Can you tell about your research in a form of a poem? Joonas Vola has written a poem based on his own research. In the Dataist poem on becoming he dives under the skin of a stuffed polar bear.

– For science, to learn new, and not only to repeat old, asks for a radical intervention on scientific writing, or rather thinking, Joonas Vola says.

Northern Luminance is run by the University of Lapland. The publication model is developed through funding from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

Check out Northern Luminance web site.

Story tips and feedback:
Marjo Laukkanen, Science Journalist, +358 40 484 4296, firstname.lastname@ulapland.fi

Further information on the Northern Light project:
Johan-Eerik Kukko, Communications Planner, + 358 040 484 4416, firstname.lastname@ulapland.fi