Dancing DNA


Participants:
Dr. Susan Fisher, Department of Biology
Rachel Boggia, Department of Dance
Keith Kelly, Design
Vita Berezina-Blackburn, ACCAD

Summary:
A video dance interpretation of chromosome movement is accompanied by an animated computer visualization of the cell replication process. The resulting video was designed to serve as a supplemental learning object for Biology 101 students studying DNA processes. The resulting video was designed to serve as a supplemental learning object for Biology 101 students studying DNA processes and emphasize importance of DNA and chromosome motion. In engaging a variety of media for such visualization, Dr. Fisher was hoping to create an experience to work on the informational and metaphoric level, engage different learning styles and inspire student interest in biology.

Project funded by OSU TELR.

Completed in July 2004