Tagged: art

Human Development Index visualisation - The Dismal Science

Aaron Schiff Apr 08, 2015

The United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index reflects health, education, and income levels for most countries of the world over time. As part of the Cartagena Data Festival, the UN is running a competition for visualisations of the HDI data. I decided to put together an entry, which you can play with here. The […] … Read More

thinkScience day at the Auckland Arts Festival - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 05, 2015

Saturday the 14th of March sees the debut of thinkScience*, a mini-festival of science being held as part of the Auckland Arts Festival family weekend and White Night. We may be starting small, but we have something for everyone! Interested in things that go whiz/bang or got any kids or grandkids that are? Then ‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson’s … Read More

Biolumination: Turning glowing fish poo into art… sort of! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 22, 2015

Last year I collaborated with artist Rebecca Klee for the Art in the Dark festival, held in Auckland, New Zealand, each year. Our piece, called Biolumination, featured several litres of glowing bacteria, some custom-made glass tubes and three aquarium pumps. A big thanks to Benj from Gather and Hunt who shot some … Read More

Accidental Renaissance – or intuition? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 11, 2014

Saw this photo on the Guardian – see Accidental Renaissance: the photos that look like Italian paintings. The author says: “Currently doing the rounds on Twitter is the image below, taken from Facebook by artist James Harvey, whose tweet has been shared thousands of times. It depicts one of the fairly frequent brawls in Ukrainian parliament which, while undoubtedly … … Continue reading … Read More

What use is Art? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 27, 2014

I came across several blogs (e.g. here and here) reporting that a kindergarten in New York has cancelled its students art show as it is more important to prepare students for college and their future careers. At first I thought this must be a hoax but some websites are claiming that the letter sent to parents and caregivers … Read More

Spellbinding: Computers Watching Movies - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 23, 2014

Artist Benjamin Grosser has done some utterly fascinating – given us a new perspective on, well, our perception by showing us how computers ‘watch’ movies. The outcome is stunning. Each movie used – from Taxi Driver to The Matrix, Space 2001 to American Beauty – shows a strikingly different pattern. They come from software, written by Grosser, which illustrates how … Read More

nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 20, 2012

Well, I know have a full linup and details for nerd nite Wellington #10, which is happening this Monday, 23rd April, from 6pm at Hotel Bristol. Details are already available on the nerd nite Wellington website, Facebook page etc, but I figured I’d share them here, too :) I’ve changed the format a little and [...] … Read More

Emotional time for Shuttle fans - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 20, 2012

Click to enlarge There have been some great photographs online showing the last flight of the Shuttle Discovery  atop a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Headed to its resting place as an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and … Continue reading → … Read More