[ISEA2017] Panel: Juliana Grisales & Esteban Correa — Multimodal Interaction, Medial Arts and Education: A case applied in the multimodal learning of bioinformatics concepts and the visualization of biological data

Panel Statement

Panel: Cinematic Experiences and Bio Visualization 

Keywords: Multimodal interaction, multimodal learning, biological data visualization, medial arts, bioinformatics, education

Bioinformatics and computational biology seek to apply computational tools mainly to make decisions based on the visualization of the biological data [1]. For this reason, it is now stated that both belong to the group of sciences with greater projection in the acquisition of scientific knowledge [2], which will bring with it and globally, a crucial change in biological research [3]. This rapid scientific progress suggests that bioinformatics will play a fundamental roll in our daily lives and in this sense, interacting, visualizing and learning about the manipulation of these biological data gradually becomes more relevant to enhance the public domain of this knowledge. In a mega biodiverse country such as Colombia, learning the principles of bio-informatics is essential for the public to make informed democratic decisions about the benefits and perceived risks associated with bioinformatics. Educational interventions based on project research to expose students to biological data are urgent to meet these needs.

  • Juliana Grisales, born in Manizales, Colombia, in 1989. She graduated as a professional in Mercadeo Nacional e International and since, her last practice has been working in the digital marketing sector. There she led the development of projects such as Project manager related to web pages, applications, video games and multimedia content development for various platforms. In parallel, she studied a technology in Graphic Design and participated in technology and innovation scenarios such as startups + and CampusParty. At the end of the studies on graphic design, she started working at the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Center of Colombia BIOS, to be part of the marketing and communications team. There she became involved in communication practices of science and market studies of the biotechnology sector in the region and the country. Based on these lessons, a strong interest in the relationship between design, art, science and technology was consolidated, also discovering that there is a strong lack of knowledge of the use of this technology in the local environment of the country while in the world some sustainability practices involve this technology as a tool to evolve and seek alternative adaptability towards the future.
  • Esteban Correa, BIOS Centro de Bioinformática y Biología Computacional de Colombia, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia

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