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Exposição de arte Sou Assim de Maria Cecilia Camargo no Rio de Janeiro

Não perca a minha exposição de arte Sou Assim no Rio de Janeiro.…

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Added by Maria Cecilia Camargo on May 7, 2015 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

Why you cannot create lots of sci-art works

One of my artist friends creates lots of art works. At least ten to fifteen in a month. Most of the works are landscapes and nature-related. It is as if some machine is working in her studio producing innumerable works in no time. And sells them cheap, attracting people and making lots of money in the process. She copies from photographs, pictures in news papers and magazines. She need not put much of an effort mentally. I am sure she can paint thousands of these things in her life…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 28, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Experiences for compositions of fine art forms in space

 Proposals are in the experimental phase.

I considered as shown in figure 8,9 bi-optical causes hallucinatory! effects

I applied more stimuli from   Binoccular rivalry, Colour fusion ,  Stereoscopy,…

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Added by Liviu Iliescu on January 27, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Being both a specialist and a generalist helps!

Being both a specialist and a generalist helps!

Well, yes. I am a specialist on toxins produced by micro-organisms in food. I specialized in a particular subject. That really sounds weird. Because that doesn't make me an absolute specialist. I am a relative specialist because there are several microbes and the toxins produced by them are different. I am a myco-toxicologist, because I specialized in mycotoxins, i.e., toxins produced by fungi. And I am not a specialist on all toxins…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 2, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Are people of science dumb?

I have read 'several' articles recently that say, " sciences should embrace art to get more creative and do out of the box thinking". 

Well, this really stumps me. Are people of science dumb? All these inventions, discoveries, thinking in new ways to understand the world and help it - observed for so many years came out of nothing? Isn't there creativity in science? Are scientists limited to their narrow boxes ( some are trying to call them pigeon holes!)? Somehow I don't like…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on November 24, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How an artist helped science unintentionally

Nikolai Peristov, a Russian artist who carves jewellery from ancient mammoth tusks, helped science unintentionally! In 2008, Peristov was looking for ivory along Siberia’s Irtysh River when he noticed a bone jutting from the riverbank. He dug it out and showed it to a police forensic scientist, who identified it as probably human.

The bone turned out to be a human left femur, and eventually made it to the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, where…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on October 31, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Artists damage the ecology when they do things with half knowledge

Earlier I have written on how an artist was consuming lots of power, instead of helping with save it, with her 'enlightening' art work. You can read it here:

http://kkartlab.in/profiles/blogs/artists-venture-into-sci-art-only-after-grasping-the-subject-full

I said then - problems will arise if one cannot see the whole picture like the scientists…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

SCIENTIFIC DELIRIUM MADNESS - Scienctist-Artist Collaboration Begins Summer Residency July 1, 2014

via Leonardo Online

Six scientists and six artists are about to embark on the month-long Scientific Delirium Madness residential retreat starting 1 July 2014 in Woodside, CA. Thanks to Margot Knight, Executive Director of the …

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Added by mark.e.gould on July 2, 2014 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

Taking science-art to public places

I have stressed several times the importance of taking science-based art to public places (ref 1) to make common people understand science  in a better way  making them more interested in the subject and getting benefited by it. 

Now listen to this wonderful news: Magnified is an exhibit of 46 scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times. The exhibit is on display at Washington Dulles International Airport's Gateway Gallery…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The nature, the wind and the stars included in the compositions of fine art

 From Wikipedia

Alexander Calder (/ˈk…

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Added by Liviu Iliescu on June 2, 2014 at 3:17am — No Comments

What scientists and geeks do outside of their labs and work places

Scientists and engineers are coming out of their ivory towers and forts more and more and interacting with the world outside and enjoying it thoroughly. They are also pursuing their passions. Short videos depict some lesser known aspects of the lives of cutting-edge scientists, their hobbies, passions and pastimes outside of the lab are now on line.

The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers is an Emmy-nominated web series and site from PBS’s NOVA. This is where you can learn about…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Binocular Rivalry Color Fusion

  And the attention of Professor Randolph Blake and Professor Robert P. O'Shea.

These teachers have developed a prodigious scientific activity theme,  Retinal Rivalry consolidated in the nineteenth century.

Thus under the new name of  Binocular Rivalry (most appropriate) have largely conribuit that their research will lead to the definition of a new chapter Neuroimaging.

 

I consider it appropriate to introduce something from my attempts to…

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Added by Liviu Iliescu on April 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Nature painters, you can help scientists!

Artists, when you paint nature try to paint the colours, shapes (like river banks and mountain ridges) exactly like you see. This will give clues to future generations to come to conclusions based on your works regarding the conditions in which you worked. This will have tremendous ecological impacts.

In the future, in case the river changes the course or a landslide occurs, people should be able to identify the differences with the help of your art works.

No I am not joking.…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

My replies to artists' questions - part 2

Artists ask me several interesting questions. Whether they really want to learn about scientific way of understanding things or just want to test me is anybody's guess.

But I never felt I cannot answer them. In the first part I added a few questions and my answers to them. And here I am adding a few more:

Artist ( Mr. X):

‘Probably science has been trained and domesticated me- both in physical and artistic life. I usually think art and science are strongly…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Sunil Vilas exclusive interview’s Dr Krishna Kumari Challa – Indian Scientist, writer, poet, designer, activist & artist

An art promoting site in the Uk is promoting science based art. In this connection, it published an interview with me. Please check it here:…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on March 1, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

The reason why they never pick science based art

An artist who is dealing with science based art asked me to give reasons why the curators, art critics, gallery people and art collectors don't pick science based art.

My reply: Because they don't understand it! Pure and simple.

But I have a solution: If  no one is going to pick you, pick yourself. Why wait for others to do the job for you?

I have read this quote somewhere and I like it: If you are waiting to be anointed, waiting to be branded, waiting to for someone…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Art helping science: These types of claims will not be accepted by science

An interesting episode has happened recently in the science-art arena. I asked several artists whether art has helped in getting sweeping changes across the world.  I got some really excellent replies that somewhat changed my perception of art for the better.

But I got some replies that  claimed several things. One person insisted:

"Art serves so much and beyond. It is a form of Science of its own but misunderstood and fought by many scientists. It should be collaborated which…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Why is it difficult for people of science to be in the same room with artists

Why scientists cannot be on the same wavelength with the artists....

Science-art interactions are bringing people from various fields together. Instead of forging friendships between these people several times these interactions are ending in bitter skirmishes. After interacting with scientists, some artists tried to tease the former group of people and their way of doing things. I myself witnessed these things before my own eyes. I want to bring these things to the notice of both…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The power of truth of science-art

Recently one West-based sci-artist friend of mine complained to me that people are not giving funds for sci-art much. "They don't believe us when we tell them... "

"Tell them the truth because majority of the scientists already know the truth", I interrupted her.

She was shocked. "What?! Do you think we are lying?" she asked me.

"No, I don't say that but you are exaggerating things"

"In what way?"

"Read the articles I wrote on this very topic", I told her…

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Added by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Conceptual Art, assumptions and the dominant sensation

  

 Am I the opinion of those who wrote that

every artist or lover of fine art feel maximum aesthetic pleasure, in generally,

from his own compositions the intellectual level of each ever made.

 

As I wrote during the creation of art lovers living moments of spiritual purity.

 

There are times when abandoned theories of art, when not taken into account

about mannerism and eclecticism and each creates fascinated by its artistic…

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Added by Liviu Iliescu on January 6, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

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