Illustrating Science

Illustrating Science: Engaging the Public Through Emotional Learning

Illustrator and author David Macaulay addressed his use of research, illustration, and humor to explain the intricacies of science, technology, architecture, and “anything else he knows very little about.”

He is the author of scores of award-winning books including “The Way Things Work” and “The Way Things Work Now,” which was updated to feature new material including touchscreens, flat screens, hybrid cars, and 3D printers. Macaulay has earned many accolades including a Caldecott Medal and two Honor Awards, a MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius” Grant), and the Bradford Washburn Award, presented by the Museum of Science in Boston to an outstanding contributor to science.

Mr. Macaulay is a graduate, former professor, and trustee emeritus of the Rhode Island School of Design.