Visualization and animation in science dissemination

Sci-Vi Conference


The Sci-Vi Conference cultivates community, knowledge exchange, professional and academic matchmaking, and initiates research and development within the field of science dissemination.

Sci-Vi Conference

  • About

    The Sci-Vi Conference facilitate knowledge exchange and networking between researchers and and visual storytellers.

    Sci-Vi is a new initiative seeking to explore and unfold science dissemination as a field, to improve science communication and focus on science productions through visualization and animation. The initiative will strengthen the cooperation between scientists and visual storytellers, and investigates potentials and possibilities in a broad community. Sci-Vi cultivates community, knowledge exchange, professional and academic matchmaking, initiates research and development within the field. 

    The conference brings together researchers, animators and visual storytellers to discuss, exchange knowledge and learn from state-of-the-art case studies and ongoing research projects.

  • Sci-Vi 2017

    150 researchers and visual storytellers attended the first Sci-Vi Conference.

    The first conference in 2017 was attended by 150 researchers, animators and visual artists and centered around the following questions:

    • Can cooperation between researchers and visual storytellers strengthen research dissemination and to what level?
    • How do we strengthen the cooperation between scientists and visual storytellers?
    • How do we support funding for visual development and dissemination in future research projects?

    Keynote speakers:

    • Gerta Xhelo, Producer at TED-Ed Productions
    • Katherine Knack, XVIVO
    • Tor Nørretranders, Science journalist and writer
    • Jacob Friis Sherson, winner of the Research Dissemination Award 2017

    See the full program (PDF)

  • Partners

    Sci-Vi partners and sponsors.
    The Sci-Vi Conference is developed by The Animation Workshop/VIA University College and Research Center Visual Studies and Learning Designs/AAU (ViLD)

    Visual Studies and Learning Design


    ViLD conducts investigations in diverse fields related to research and learning, including but not limited to: Visual learning, visual design, visual communication, visual research methodologies, visual arts education, visual culture, augmented reality, virtual reality, sketching, animation, and visual programming.

    Viborg Kommune

    Viborg Kommune


    Viborg municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Midtjylland on the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 1,421.04 km², the second largest in Denmark, and has a population of 94,622 (1 April 2014). Viborg is the capital of Region Midtjylland.

    Aarhus 2017


    Aarhus 2017 creates sustainable development – cultural, human and economic growth - inspiring citizens to live, work and participate in the European region.

    The Danish Film Institute

    Det Danske Filminstitut


    The Danish Film Institute is the national agency for funding and promoting Danish film and cinema culture.

  • Contact

    Do you want to contribute to, or become part of the project? Contact us!
    Jakob Borrits Sabra

    Jakob Borrits Sabra

    Project manager

    T: +45 87 55 4991


    Sia Søndergaard

    Sia Søndergaard

    Project Manager

    T: +45 87 55 49 61