Science, Art, Litt, Science based Art & Science Communication
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The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have "painted" the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface…Continue
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Physicist Todd Johnson has been working at Fermilab for 30 years, but he also dabbles in art. He’s all about capturing lightning-like fractal patterns in plastic cubes with the help of a linear…Continue
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Beautiful 'flowers' self-assemble in a beaker With the hand of nature trained on a beaker of chemical fluid, the most delicate flower structures have been formed in a Harvard laboratory -- and not at…Continue
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Different type of Microbial art:The work of microbiologist-cum-photographer Zachary Copfer, who has turned a traditional artistic practice into a laudable technique weaving art and science into one.…Continue
Binh Danh: Merging biological science and photography to invent a new art form, a chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images are embedded within leaves.
To create these organic pictures, Danh first makes a negative image of a photograph in a transparent material. This image-bearing transparency then is placed on a leaf and secured with a pane of glass on top and a solid backing underneath. The dark portions of the negative act as a sunblock, inhibiting both photosynthesis and the bleaching effects of sunlight on the leaf’s natural pigments. Within hours or days (when the process works), the image from the negative is incorporated within the leaf.
Innovations blending art and science:
Morten Gronning from Denmark and his Happaratus, or "power glove". It incorporates mechanised finger tips which could revolutionise the world of sculpture by allowing hand sculpting of wood and stone for the first time.
It gives artists and craftsmen a totally new relationship with new materials. Since developing his idea, Morten has also had interest from bone surgeons and dentists who see an application for this technology in their fields of expertise.
There is a brand new way of harvesting wind power called Moya. It uses tiny transparent strips of material to catch the breeze. Imagine thousands of them stuck to a sky scraper or lining an underground train tunnel.
Dopa is a vibrating pen designed to help sufferers of Parkinson’s disease whose hands stiffen as the disease takes hold. When you tilt the pen to write it engages the vibrational motors helping people’s writing become clearer and smoother. It also relaxes muscles as the pen travels across the page.
Imperial College's course for Innovation, Design and Engineering
Some artists have responded by bringing materiality and wonder back into photography. They have returned to messy and sometimes erratic forms of photo-chemistry, reviving old methods or inventing new ones. Their works often don’t look like photography as we know it, and don’t intend to. Like old-time illusionists, these artists challenge us to figure out how the magic was done. Chromogenic print mounted on Dibond aluminum by James Welling. Mariah Robertson’s works at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), for example, have the look of exuberant abstract paintings. Vivid colours swirl over each other in non-repeating patterns, in one case literally pooling in a heap of paper on the floor. But Robertson’s colours all come from the reaction of chemical washes to her light-sensitive photographic papers. Ryan Foerster, also at MOCCA, uses a similar process, sometimes also burying his pictures temporarily or leaving them out in the rain. The idea is to allow natural or accidental transformations to work on a scarred and textured surface that may look more like geology than photography.
Painting without brushes- just using chemical reactions in a lab to 'create' art works
New techniques in Origami: A technique called wet-folding: wiping the paper with a wet sponge or cloth before folding. The moisture loosens the paper fibers, allowing for smooth curves instead of the more traditional sharp creases. The curves are a lot softer and the creases actually stronger with wet-folding.
Wet-folding allows for the voluptuous curves of a lion's shaggy mane or the billows surrounding a unicorn that appears to be standing in the wind, and also works of elegant simplicity.
Other pieces feature an improvisational technique using crumpled tissue paper. Known as "le crimp," it allows for a rich and detailed texture.
The figure of a deer whose neck gives way to gnarled tree branches instead of an antlered head is roughly textured and made from dark brown paper; the result is virtually indistinguishable from tree bark
In the show's science section, one wall features a work entitled "Oribotics (The Future Unfolds)," by Austrian artist Matthew Gardiner. The undulating robotic origami flowers open and close only when a viewer comes near.
Ferrofluid is a liquid made out of tiny particles of magnetite, hematite or some other compound containing iron suspended in an oil-based substance. It was invented in 1963 by Steve Papel, a scientist at NASA who was trying to develop a liquid fuel that could be drawn towards a pump in a weightless environment using a magnetic field.
This Portrait of Stephen Fry Was Made From His Own Bacteria
the portrait is "made from the subjects' own cells – and have been grown by Zachary Copfer, an American microbiologist and photographer."
To make the Pop Art style images, Zachary cleverly exposes areas of a petri dish to radiation in order to stimulate the bacteria's growth. This creates a photograph grown entirely from the bacteria itself. Zachary is the only person in the world practicing this art, which he terms "Bacteriography". This is the first time his work has been brought to the UK.
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