Tagged: art

TOSP Episode 21: February 21st 2012 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 20, 2012

We’re back!  And with a minimum of difficulties this week :) This week, Elf and aimee talk of a new soft motor, ROBOBEES, a teeeeeensy chameleon (squee!), hacking yoghurt, some very ancient art, ROBOBEES, investing in yourself, knitting needles and water bubbles and space, quantum computing for beginners, sequencing genomes on a USB stick-sized device [...] … Read More

Holiday Wallpaper from WordPress.com - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2010

Last year we started a little tradition, commissioning an illustration to give away as desktop wallpaper during the holidays. This year, Spanish artist Gary Fernández has created a wintry forest scene filled with curious characters who have great taste in blogging platforms. Friends in the southern hemisphere, we love you too, but if you haven’t [...] … Read More

London calling - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 06, 2010

This is what 6 metres of sea level rise (see today’s Eemian post) would look like in central London — iconic buildings abandoned to the encroaching sea. It’s one image from a thought-provoking series: Wish You Were Here? Postcards From The Future, part of the London Futures project, which will be on show at the [...] … Read More

Art and science – a good pairing? - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft May 14, 2010

Would the metaphorical offspring of art and science be better than their parents, mediocre, or oxygen thieves? The very beautiful Seed Cathedral* This is the basis the discussion currently being held on the New Scientists website (yay, you guys are awesome).  They’ve written not only an editorial on the subject, but assembled the viewpoints … Read More

Play your genes - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Apr 14, 2010

Ever wondered what your favourite gene would sound like if it was a melody? Well here’s a website where you can find out.  Basically what it does is take the DNA sequence, convert it to amino acids, and assign each amino acid to a musical note (with some modifications to make it more musical, described [...] … Read More

X-ray as art - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Jan 08, 2010

Nick Veasey likes to X-ray things.  Big things, like buses and jumbo jets, and small things like leaves and feathers.  And then he turns them into fantastic art pieces. This video from www.ted.com has some great images, so I thought I’d share it with you – who’d have thought X-ray could be so artistic? Toiling over 14-inch sheets of [...] … Read More

Artists and politicians gather to save Canterbury’s water - Crikey Creek

Daniel Collins Dec 14, 2009

Canterbury’s water management needs a serious overhaul, according to artists and activists who gathered for an art exhibition at Christchurch’s COCA on Saturday. The exhibition featured works by 12 artists brought together by local artists Sally Hope and Jane Zusters for the second annual Artists for Save Our Water project. The focus this year was on … Read More