Article | State of Climate Visualization | Visualizing Worldviews: Shifting Perspectives on Global Change

Title:
Visualizing Worldviews: Shifting Perspectives on Global Change
Author:
David McConville: Planetary Collegium \ Fuller Institute
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Year:
2009
Conference:
State of Climate Visualization
Issue:
045
Article no.:
002
Pages:
9-18
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2009-12-09
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This essay encourages a reflective approach to communicating the urgency of global change issues. Recognizing that multiple factors shape personal intuitions and interpretations of the world; it seeks to highlight some of the entrenched paradigmatic assumptions that continue to reinforce misperceptions about humanity’s relationships to the natural world. Multiple critiques of how these misperceptions arise are summarized; and alternate proposals that encourage expanded comprehension of the integral role played by humans within nested eco-systems are considered. It concludes with a description of a communication strategy based on literal and metaphorical interpretations of the term ‚Äúworldview;‚ÄĚ employing immersive scien-tific visualizations to experientially expand perspectives on these critical issues.

State of Climate Visualization

Author:
David McConville
Title:
Visualizing Worldviews: Shifting Perspectives on Global Change
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State of Climate Visualization

Author:
David McConville
Title:
Visualizing Worldviews: Shifting Perspectives on Global Change
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