Martin Ponec (CZ)
The Eye Is Catching: The Intersection Of Graphic Design And Science
M.A. project
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
Prof. Petr Babák
This project combines science and graphics, inviting the reader to set off on a journey to a visual world of scientific achievements. Its base is a publication about various phenomena in different fields, such as history, astronomy, microworlds, or illusions. The author is primarily interested in structural representations, graphs, simple illustrations, photos, and other forms of visualisation, which play an important role in scientific processes. The historical context of the presented images and the tension between the clear message and empty formalism are also of importance. Even though this work emphasises the meaning of a visual presentation of data, it also highlights its impact on the way of thinking and perceiving reality. The author encourages the reader to adopt a vigilant and critical approach – images may help understand the world, but they can also lead to misinterpretations.