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Macy’s Holiday Tradition: Windows Through Time

While I was battling the Cold of the Year (from which I’m still recovering), Matt Feltz sent along an article from the Boston Globe on the role of downtown department stores, like Macy’s or Filene’s or Jordan Marsh, in the infrastructure of the city. I read the article through a haze of Nyquil, but it [...]

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Can Machines Produce Art that Moves Us?


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) [...]

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The SciArt Buzz is Back! December 2012

Benoit Mandelbrot

We’re bringing the SciArt Buzz back… there’s just too much great SciArt buzzing around out there not to concatenate it into one readable digest. Expect this post regularly on Symbiartic, and don’t forget to check these great science art events: EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking [...]

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SciArt of the Day: Rhinoceros 1515


What do you see when you look at this painting? Do you only see the original drawing and woodcut by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, done from a description of a rhino in 1515? The future artists’ rendition of rhinos after they have gone extinct?  Humanity’s view of nature? Let us know in the comments below! [...]

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