Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Nathan Johnson, Ph.D.
Meredith Johnson, Ph.D.
Joseph Moxley, Ph.D.
Space Place Rhetoric, Map Analysis, Power, Science Communication, Science Festival, Technical Communication
This study analyzes how spatial organization impacts science communication at the St. Petersburg Science Festival in Florida. Through map analysis, qualitative interviews, and a close reading of evaluation reports, the author determines that sponsorship, logistics, exhibitor ambience, and map usability and design are the factors most affecting the spatial performance of science. To mitigate their effects, technical communicators can identify these factors and provide the necessary revisions when considering how science is communicated to the public.
Scholar Commons Citation
Kass, Natalie, "Science in the Sun: How Science is Performed as a Spatial Practice" (2017). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.