Posts Tagged ‘Art and Science’
 
Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Photography by Brittany on September 18th, 2014
 

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We’ve featured close-up photographs of diatoms before, and as explained these images are microscopic photographs of algae. The patterns and colors created from the smallest organisms on earth are astounding.

But saying that they are microscopic photographs doesn’t really explain — how did the scientists and artists capture these amazing images?

Klaus Kemp is here to explain it for us. The video below gives us some insight into his studies and artwork, as diatoms have been his professional and artistic focus for many years.

The Diatomist from Matthew Killip on Vimeo.

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For more artwork with unique patterns and color, check out DNA 11!

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Design of the Week, Just Cool by Brittany on March 8th, 2014
 

Tangible Happiness: A Wooden Model of Dopamine

Dopamine is something we’ve all had experience with, whether we realized what it was called or not. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that releases chemicals and transmits information in your brain, primarily when something good or rewarding happens.

To (over)simplify, it is the happiness neurotransmitter.

A Form of Happiness — The above wooden model — is the physical chemical compound strand and it was designed by Jessica Charlesworth and Tim Parsons. Aside from the fact that this model physically represents an amazing and important scientific property, it is also beautifully designed. From the box, to the raw wood of the neurotransmitter pieces, to magnetic functionality of the parts it is sleek and intriguing.

The kit also comes with more of an explanation on the process and physical forms that dopamine takes when it is released so that you can learn while you “play”. Check out the photos below to see more of the amazing design.

Tangible Happiness: A Wooden Model of Dopamine

Tangible Happiness: A Wooden Model of Dopamine

Tangible Happiness: A Wooden Model of Dopamine

If you love when science and art collide, check out DNA 11!

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Posted in Art in Nature, Art+Science, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on January 25th, 2014
 

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Scientific reactions and effects often create amazing visual art — you just have to be lucky enough to capture it on time! Taiwanese photographer Will Ho was vacationing on the Maldives Islands when he was just so lucky.

These stunning photographs, taken by Ho, feature bioluminescent phytoplankton — or light-emitting microorganisms — found in the ocean. These microorganisms glow and can be seen when they are under stress, as seen here when the water hits the shore, or if they are stepped on or agitated.

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

Bioluminescent Organisms Turn a Maldives Beach into Glowing Ocean Scenery

The colors in this collision of art + science reminds us of our DNA Portrait colour “Deep”! Check out some of our color options here.

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Posted in Art+Science, Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool, Science by Courtney on October 17th, 2013
 

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

Created by artist Noah Scalin, this portrait series called Natural Selection depicts famous scientists by using everyday materials. Scalin has chosen some great scientists, whose works have made an incredible impression on our world — Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Rosalind Franklin, Alan Turing.

Each portrait is laid out as a diptych, including a portrait of the deceased scientist as well as a representation of their skull. The portraits were created using materials such as feathers, computer keys, and even dice. What do you think of Scalin’s unorthodox portraits? Share with us in the comments!

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A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

A Portrait Series of Famous Scientists Created Using Everyday Objects

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