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    Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator and a certified science geek. She is the illustrator of three popular science books: Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at and @eyeforscience.

    Glendon Mellow is a fine artist, illustrator and tattoo designer working in oil and digital media based in Toronto, Canada. He tweets @FlyingTrilobite. You can see Glendon's work-in-progress at The Flying Trilobite blog and portfolio at

    Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. She tweets @beatricebiology. Her work can be found at

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  • SciArt in the Crowd


    Welcome to a new feature here on Symbiartic! SciArt in the Crowd will share some of the most interesting crowdfunding projects by a variety of artists engaged in SciArt. Help them create and expand the circle of scientific literacy, visually. Mammoth is Mopey by David & Jennie Orr Mammoth is Mopey is a new children’s [...]

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    We All Eat the Sun; Content-Rich Science Art

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    I talked about the art of Rachel Ignotofsky a while back after I found out about her amazing work featuring famous (and should-be-famous!) women in science — a series she continues to expand. But I wanted to feature some of her work featuring science concepts, complete with labels. I love the way she gets so [...]

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    Gardening Friends and Crocodile Meals

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    While I was digging in the garden over the weekend, I made lots of new friends. Whether they liked it or not. Was digging around in the garden today, much to the surprise of the local earthworms, rolie polies, ants, and spiders. They were pissed. — Beatrice Biologist (@beatricebiology) March 9, 2015 And then I [...]

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    The Symbiartic SciArt Roundup: Exhibits On View Now


    Our recent effort to galvanize people around great #sciart on Twitter was a raging success, proving to us that science art is growing by leaps and bounds. These scienceart exhibits are ones you can see in the flesh and are popping up all around the country. Get out and see them while you can! EXHIBITS: [...]

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    Aftermath: SciArt Tweet Storm


    Overwhelming. Last week, from March 1-7, Kalliopi, Katie and I  asked members of the #SciArt community to post 3 pieces of their work on Twitter, and retweet 5 by other people each day, using the #SciArt hashtag. The goal was to raise the profile of science-based art and share the variety of work with the [...]

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    What Will We Build After the #SciArt Storm?


    The #sciart tweetstorm was huge success – bigger and more exciting than any of us could have imagined. Though we sent out an alert to fewer than 100 people before the launch, on the first day we racked up more than 4000 tweets! Glendon will be posting the final stats in the next couple of [...]

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    The Greatest Gallery On Earth Right Now is the SciArt Hashtag


    Sure, we thought we’d get a few drops, maybe even some wind damage. But the SciArt Tweet Storm is turning out to be a Great Red Spot-sized hurricane. Longer analysis of stats and impact will have to wait until the #SciArt Tweet Storm is over – the plan is to calm down March 7th – [...]

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    Help Us Start a SciArt Tweet Storm


    In addition to being artists ourselves, the Symbiartic team hopes to help advance the presence of images in science communication and culture. To that end, we would like to invite people making science-related art of all kinds to participate in an event from March 1-7 : the 1st SciArt Tweet Storm. Starting today, right now, let’s [...]

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    Quick Twitter Tip for Attributing Art


    When I see some amazing art posted on Twitter without attribution to the creator, especially by someone in science communication, I kind of lose it. Using and Google Search by Image, I usually track it down and try valiantly to communicate that they should add a credit. I usually lose the battle with my [...]

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    What Can We Learn From Renaissance Vegetables?


    Just throwing this out there. Has there been an attempt to track the meandering flow of selective breeding of fruits, vegetables and flowers by using still life paintings since the Renaissance? Are any vegetables significantly different in say, these face illusions by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (~1526-1593) than they would appear now? According to the Carrot Museum, [...]

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