What happens when you ask Twitter to vote for the worst science stock photos ever? In October of this year, Science Journalist and Historian Dr. Kit Chapman of Falmouth University did just that. His thread from @ChemistryKit went viral and by the end, nearly 450,000 votes were tallied in polls to decide the "winner" from photos featuring scientists staring at chickens, cutting left-handed models of DNA with scissors, drinking vials of colored liquid, and more.
Join Dr. Chapman for this fun and informative discussion about what makes for a good (and bad) science photo and why authenticity in scientific imagery online is so important. Dr. Chapman will challenge you to guess the issues in each terrible science photo, vote on your own pick for "worst stock photo," and you will learn the dos and don'ts when selecting or creating visual aids for your science communication, class presentations, board room meetings, and research papers.