Living Molecules: what’s in a name

butterflyThe Living Molecules app has been out for awhile now, and in a few days I’m going to embark on a road trip Rhode Island to participate in a Gordon Conference about visualisation in scientific education. I’ll be bringing with me a poster that describes the virtues of using the Living Molecules app to create molecular glyphs to embed in posters. These glyphs function like QR codes, except that instead of embedding generic data (usually a URL), they encode a way for the reader to lookup chemical data, which can be downloaded and displayed. There’s a reason for the name of the app, other than having a bit of a ring to it. Continue reading