Translating Science into Poetry

Summary

Whether you’re writing a grant, putting together a speech, giving a lecture, or conducting any sort of expression through a document, you’re asking the reader to respond to a narrative. Especially when you’re dealing with subjects like science, technology, education, or business, developing a compelling narrative can be increasingly difficult. Technical writers deviate from risky narratives because too much of their readership is focused on professionalism. What is unnecessary? What is “flowery”? What makes you comes across as less of a scientist? This talk demonstrates how to extract narratives from technical documents by utilizing lessons learned from poetry, and especially focus on using these narratives to create compelling supplementary documents from scientific data, such as infographics, talks, or impact assessments