The Evidence Chamber: Playful Science Communication and Research Through Digital Storytelling

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Barnard, D., Doran, H., McAlister, J., Briscoe, R., Hackman, L. and Nic Daeid, N. (2021). The Evidence Chamber: Playful Science Communication and Research Through Digital Storytelling. Frontiers in Communication. 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.786891
AuthorsBarnard, D., Doran, H., McAlister, J., Briscoe, R., Hackman, L. and Nic Daeid, N.
Abstract

In a courtroom, it is essential that the scientific evidence is both understandable and understood, so that the strengths and limitations of that evidence, within the context of a legal case, can inform decision making. The Evidence Chamber brings together entertainment, public engagement with science and research into a public performance activity that is centred around digital storytelling and science communication. This experience engages public audiences with science and allows a better understanding of how people interpret scientific evidence. In this paper, we discuss how we created this experience as an in-person and fully virtual performance through successful collaboration between forensic science research, public audiences, public engagement professionals, the legal profession, and digital performance artists.

Keywordsscience communication, forensic science, digital theatre, public engagement, digital narrative, interactive storytelling, law
Year2021
JournalFrontiers in Communication
Journal citation6
PublisherFrontiers Media
ISSN2297-900X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.786891
Web address (URL)https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2021.786891/full
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Print08 Dec 2021
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Accepted16 Nov 2021
Deposited30 May 2023
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