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Stories by Glendon Mellow

Surly Amy and the Charms of Reason

Artwork can amaze and disturb. It's often the small everyday objects that form the background of our lives that have the most potential power to shock, to jar us away from comfort, and to enable us to see part of the world with new eyes...

August 23, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Return of the Science-Art Scumble

Welcome to the Science-Art Scumble! A collection of links showing the ever-evolving intersection of science and art, largely drawn from the Science Artists Feed.

August 19, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Sally Ride - Portrait by Christopher Paluso

This striking portrait of Sally Ride, 1st American woman in space was painted by portrait artist Christopher Paluso for Ride's 2009 induction into the San Diego Air and Space Museum's International Hall of Fame...

July 24, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Symbiartic Post Archive

It's been a year over 2 years! This is our archive of all the posts. All the posts! Arranged in traditional bloggy reverse-chronological order.

July 9, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Handprints on the Wall - 1st Blogiversary!

Woooo! One year of science-art!It's the Scientific American Blog Network's 1st blogiversary, and it's time to celebrate.Here's a bit of what we were up to this past year: 106 posts, average 8.83 posts a month Featured 143 different artists (+/-), with links in our Scumble and Buzz posts to dozens more Artwork by members of 4 different species 280+ comments on the blog, a lot of conversation on Facebook, Twitter and G+...

July 5, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Day-Glo Velocirabbit - bioart begins to mature

Bioart at first seemed to be such a novelty.Artwork usually made in petri dishes by growing bacteria in patterns outlined by the placement of their foodstuffs seemed to me at first, well, a little twee...

June 8, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Balloons, Books and Beer: The Emergent Art of Willy Chyr

Back in February, we showcased some of science-artist Willy Chyr's stunning Neuroplastic Dreams . When I met Chyr here in Toronto those few months back, I wasn't expecting the forthright clarity and modesty in his character that I encountered...

May 31, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Science-Art Scumble #31

The Science-Art Scumble is a post full of links, and some stunning art. Click here for recent Scumbles and here for even earlier Scumbles.Featured Art by Daniel Brown of Laughing Mantis Studio:Part of digital artist and cell biologist Daniel DeWitt Brown's Ocean Invasion series, when I saw Daniel post this stunner, I immediately asked if we could feature it for this Scumble...

May 27, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Incredible Hulk Anatomy

Like millions of other superhero comic fans, I loved Joss Whedon's & Marvel's The Avengers when I saw it (in 2D) opening weekend.

May 24, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Science Art History: Glints in the Ghent

It's been a quieter than usual month here on Symbiartic, but rest assured, both Kalliopi and myself have more fascinating images and stories from the intersection of science and art to share...

April 30, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Star Map by Diana Sudyka

Sometimes here on Symbiartic we just need to share an amazing image. It's important to slow down every once in a while an appreciate imagery and meaning in the hands of a skilled science artist.Here's Star Map , a new painting by Diana Sudyka. About the image, Sudyka says, "Volunteering in the bird division of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, one day I overheard an ornithologist explain how some bird use the stars to navigate their migration routes...

April 7, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Dinosaur Couture Should Be Open to All

Should an illustration of a dinosaur skeleton be considered as functional as a pair of jeans?Watching this TED Talk with Johanna Blakley recently discussing copyright and fashion, she points out that some creative industries have little or not copyright...

April 6, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

How Do Artists Protect Their Work Online?

In the wake of the recent discussions about copyright sparked by Pinterest's Terms of Service, I thought it would be informative to answer the question, "How do artists protect their work online?"Here are the answers from a spectrum of science-artists.- - -"Most of what I sell online is original watercolor paintings and collages...

March 30, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Science-Art Scumble #30

Jean Giraud (Moebius) 1938-2012 - Lines and ColorsRalph McQuarrie, 1929-2012 - Lines and ColorsCalling all GNSI Illustrators - Britt Griswold, Guild of Natural Science IllustratorsWhy hire a professional illustrator?...

March 25, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Pinterest updates Terms of Service, drops the "sell"

[First, you may want to read The Promise & Perils of Pinterest by Glendon and Pinterest Terms of Service: Word by Terrifying Word by Kalliopi. There's also a Link Round-Up on The Flying Trilobite.] "But all sites are the same"Since Kalliopi and I wrote about our views of Pinterest's Terms of Service, I've noticed a common misconception in many blogs, tweets and comments...

March 24, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Something in the Air: Smog on Display

Today on Symbiartic, we're happy to present a Guest Post by Lisa Gardiner . - -In an effort to turn the proverbial lemons into lemonade, Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles is turning air pollution into art.For her current exhibit in Boulder, Colorado, Kim worked with middle school students to capture and create art from smog...

March 9, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

How do you fill a dinosaur exhibit with feathers?

 Q: How do you fill a dinosaur exhibit with feathers?A: Put out an open call to the blogosphere's paleo artists.ART Evolved is a paleo-themed group art blog created by educators Craig Dylke and Peter Bond that I've had the pleasure of being involved in since its inception 4 years ago this month...

March 2, 2012 — Glendon Mellow
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