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07-29-2007, 10:53 AM
While listening to the experimentalists' talks at that conference (which I scarcely understood :o ) I relished on these STM (scanning tunneling microscopy) images most of them had. They can look for example like this
Was thinking about maybe giving some such images to this dude who has that shop in my house and who prints art, i.e. photographs, paintings and the like, on almost everything.
Think art and science belong together because they contain and sustain each other to some extend. Though that really should be pointed out much more. Thus:
*Post articles, pics, etc. of art found in science or science found in art or maybe even perfect art+science hybrids*
07-29-2007, 11:56 AM
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07-29-2007, 03:51 PM
It's colorized, but it's an actual scanning electron micrograph of a butterfly's tongue.
07-29-2007, 03:54 PM
I highly recommend googling The Golden Mean (or Rule of Thirds or Fibonacci series), along with anything you're interested in -- architecture, botany, supermodels...It's all in there.
eta: This website (http://goldennumber.net/) has a lot of examples, btw. The heartbeat one is kinda neat...
07-30-2007, 06:45 AM
Quantum Art: fusion of art, science and spirit. (http://www.quantumart.net/QAquantum.htm)
07-30-2007, 07:32 AM
^Who knew Alchemical Tensors would look so much like quilts? Several of those remind me of Gee's Bend quilts (http://www.quiltsofgeesbend.com/), or Amish ones.
07-30-2007, 08:34 AM
^ Wow - quilts and tensors! :)
07-31-2007, 04:23 AM
science (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1jd8AgjP9k) in art (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNV9FEKi9FQ)
Peter James Smith (http://www.bettgallery.com.au/artists/smith/index.htm)
I went to an exhibition of this guy's work, I am mad about him.
07-31-2007, 03:35 PM
The kinesthetic sculpture "Straandbeest" by Theo Jansen
07-31-2007, 05:17 PM
^Ah yes, he of the kinesthetic rhinoceros.
Oh, I'd forgotten my plan!...
Mrs. Brightpearl Jansen
Dr. and Mrs. Theo Jansen
08-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Brightpearl! Would you like to share what you're writing with the class!?
Please sir, she's just writing a pass to go to sick bay. She's really very unwell, you'd better let me accompany her there.
08-04-2007, 05:59 PM
She's dead, Jim.
08-04-2007, 07:11 PM
In my opinon, it's the name that really makes this piece.
"Aardvarks is constructed from sixty identical pieces of laser-cut plywood. The pieces lie in the sixty extended face planes of a pentagonal hexecontahedron (a facially regular Catalan polyhedron). I designed the pieces to weave in and out through each other yet meet at their extremities. Although the parts are identical, they meet in various ways to create negative spaces with 2-fold, 3-fold, or 5-fold symmetry. Originally conceived as an abstract form, I had a vague impression of aardvarks while designing it, so decided that was an appropriate name."
08-29-2007, 08:04 PM
There’s a great Buckminster Fuller quote about this stuff…
08-30-2007, 06:14 PM
"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty, but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
This is one of my favorite quotes of his:
"The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is the Earth that revolves around the sun. Then teach them the concepts of North, South, East and West, and that they relate to where they happen to be on the planet's surface at that time. Everything else will follow."
He was an interesting guy. His headstone says, "Call me trimtab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_tab)."
09-04-2007, 08:01 AM
Coded art (following quite complex algorithms):
photo gallery (http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/0,5538,24409,00.html)
Dynamic painting by San Base (http://www.sanbase.com/):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPNtiZW9xbM
09-18-2007, 06:36 AM
The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher (http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/escher/)
more pictures here (http://www.mcescher.net/)
10-08-2007, 12:46 PM
molecular jewelry (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6483155)
10-09-2007, 07:35 AM
Art of Science Competition @ Princeton:
10-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Searched my data for something slightly artistic... and here's my blue bird :o (you have to turn your head by 90°, sorry, couldn't fix that):
Usually these Wigner transformations of my IR pulses look like rather boring worms or eels, unfortunately...
10-17-2007, 02:53 PM
10-29-2007, 10:49 AM
Anastasios John Hart, DeltaX member and postdoc at MIT,
fabricated forests of Carbon Nanotubes displaying 40 Playboy Bunnies.
John's scientific art will be published in one of the next playboy magazines under Editor's letters.
Something entirely different:
Alexis Rockman's painting The Farm questions the future of genetic engineering.
01-04-2008, 09:20 PM
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01-15-2008, 09:13 AM
IR, UV and X-ray photography (http://home.online.no/~gjon/ir_photography.htm)
01-08-2009, 12:59 PM
cool nano thingies (http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/doc.asp?CID=1803&DID=171434)
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