V.I. – Invisable Phenomena?

This post and any posts that follow with either a V.I. (Visual Interpretation) or A/M.L. (Analogical/Metaphorical Language) before the title are references for The Dissertation. On the what is most effective, VI or A/ML in communicating a scientific theory to the wider, scientifically uneducated audience?

The image, published online Oct. 9 by The New England Journal of Medicine, was created by schlieren photography, which “takes an invisible phenomenon and turns it into a visible picture,” said the engineering professor, Gary Settles, who is the director of the university’s gas dynamics laboratory.

From a New York Times article by Denise Grady, 27.10.08 – The Mysterious Cough, Caught on Film.

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