I recently got a job at NASA writing content for students on websites like Space Place. Luckily for me, astronomy is one of the easiest subjects to get people excited about. I mean, who doesn't like outer space and stars and comets and asteroids and—there is so much cool stuff! There are different levels of interest, sure, and someone can simply appreciate the beauty of the universe without understanding (or perhaps wanting to understand) much of the science behind it, but someone who looks up at a starry sky and doesn't feel a true sense of wonder needs to check their pulse--or blood sugar levels, at the very least.
Being a scientific illustrator isn’t an easy career path. Being a fine artist engaging with science is even more difficult, at least financially.
On the heels of science art about how “we all eat the sun,” I was thinking about the few exceptions to that rule. As my high school biology teacher would often say, “Always and never are never true in biology!” But when the ecosystems surrounding hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean were discovered [...]
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.
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.
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!
If you’ve ever visited the great animal halls of New York’s American Museum of Natural History or Chicago’s Field Museum, you have seen the paintings of Charles R.
One of the most inspired design studios working at the intersection of science, art, and technology today is Nervous System, a Massachusetts-based team led by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg.
The number of exhibits combining science and art in some capacity has grown steadily since I began blogging about them in 2011. With exhibits in galleries and museums across the country, there’s something for everyone.
Nobody goes around saying they want to look like Barbie when they grow up, at least not anymore. But with Halloween fast approaching, I dare you to find a class of kindergarteners that does not have at least half the girls planning to be princesses of some sort or another.
Who could be better positioned for a bit of speculative biology than a parasitologist? Artist and parasitologist Tommy Leung has a mind for puzzling out species networks, and he puts it to – no other word fits – fantastic use when thinking up new creature-relationships.
Shortly after my Symbiartic co-blogger Kalliopi has run a workshop about social media for nature & science artists at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators annual conference in July, I will be speaking about social media for medical illustrators and communicators at the Association of Medical Illustrators annual conference at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, [...]
According to science comic, xkcd, the answer is no: For the past 25 days, we have been showing off a different artist each day who is working at the intersection of science and art.
Here’s a new photography app that could be useful for a number of sciart illustration and art applications: Fragment. For: iOS devices.
It would be easy enough to photoshop a geometric pattern onto an image of a waterfall, and if that was how this image had been created I would still have nodded in appreciation of the originality and execution.
This happens more often than you’d think: You tell someone you are an illustrator. They ask you a few questions and then get to what’s really on their mind: “So, do you do all your work on the computer or do you draw everything by hand?” When you respond that you do some (or all) [...]
You’ve seen the cartoon before: a fish hoisting itself up on land with its front fins, being greeted with some snarky sign like, “Evolve at your own risk,” or something similar.
The best Halloween stories are true. There is a lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, that is so hostile to life that only two species, alkaline tilapia and blue-green algae can live in its deadly waters.
We’re wrapping up the daily sciart posts today. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! Stay tuned tomorrow for a round-up of the month’s artists and images.
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