©2019 by Dr Tullio Rossi

Media Coverage

Articles and Interviews

 
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Interview Pint of Science and Animate Your Science

Channel 9, 2019

Tomorrow Maker Puts Science in the picture

The Advertiser, 2018

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Science cartoons bridge gap between academia and the general public

The Lead - South Australia, 2018

The Full Story

While pursuing my PhD studies in marine biology, I was keen to share my research with the world. However, I discovered that my peer-reviewed paper alone wasn’t cutting it. If I wanted to reach my peers, let alone the general public, I needed to communicate my findings in a more imaginative, more engaging way. I needed to transform the dry facts into an exciting story that would engage people’s hearts and minds.  


This realisation changed the course of my life – I was inspired to create an animation titled “Lost at Sea”, which turned into an award-winning video, viewed all over the world. 

The success of this video, depicting my research in an imaginative and absorbing format, surprised and delighted me. I started thinking about all the other scientists who might be lost at sea, so to speak. Maybe others wanted to reach the masses with their research but just didn’t know where to start.

My instinct was spot on. I discovered many frustrated researchers who wanted to share their amazing discoveries with the world but who did not know how to get people’s attention in an info-glutted world. I knew I could help them. 


A new, two-pronged concept was born. On the one hand, I would offer animation and graphic design services to researchers who wished to draw on my expertise; on the other hand, I would teach researchers who wanted to develop their own communication skills the secrets of the trade. 


In the past three years, I have given shape to this vision. I run workshops in which I equip students, researchers and businesses with the skills to tell their stories imaginatively and engagingly. For those who want to outsource these skills, I have created Animate Your Science, a company that turns research into stunning animations and graphics. 


I believe this collaborative approach is raising the bar in science communication and accelerating the transition that will allow us to bridge the gap between science and society. My clients are no longer ‘lost at sea’ when it comes to sharing their research. They are successfully building the vital communication bridges we need to make scientific research relevant and accessible to people the world over. 

 

Selected Talks and Keynotes

Stand Out and Unleash Your Impact

Keynote @ the Australian Society of Fish Biology

2019

A Crazy

Idea

Keynote @ South Australian Small Business Expo

2018

Marine Light Shows

Talk at Pint of Science Festival

2019

Connecting the Dots

Science Alive

2018

 

Selected Videos

 
 

Selected Awards

Tomorrow Maker

Best Educational Video Award

Science Outreach Video Competition

Bommies Award

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Best Presentation Award

4th Int. Ocean Acidification Symposium

Fresh Scientist

Science in Public

 

Scientific Publications

 

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