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Stories by Glendon Mellow

Anish Kapoor, Fine Art Supervillain

Now that the blackest substance in existence has been created, sculptor and giant jelly bean maker Anish Kapoor has gained exclusive rights to use the transdimensional darkness. ...

March 2, 2016 — Glendon Mellow

Looking Ahead to the AnceStars

If the past few decades of genre fiction have been dominated by Steampunk, the future belongs to Afrofuturism. Inspiring artwork of mothers and sons by SReal.

February 29, 2016 — Glendon Mellow

Peach Has a Picture Problem

The hot new messaging app made a rookie mistake and once again respect for image creators takes a back seat to aggressive feature-rollout.

February 2, 2016 — Glendon Mellow

Death in the Cerulean Blue

This simple painting by Christine Rueter will mean volumes for those who remember the Challenger disaster. 

January 28, 2016 — Glendon Mellow

Sharing Expertise to Build Community

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak at Ryerson University's Social Media Lab about science communication. 

Here's the video of my talk, Future-Proofing Dinosaur Tattoos: Communicating Science on Social Media...

October 29, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

The Rhombus Bombus

While I often share fairly realistic, illustrative art sometimes a more abstracted piece just smacks you in the forehead like an impatient bumblebee.  The Rhombus Bombus by David Orr is exactly that type of piece. ...

October 6, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

Upcoming Streamed Talk: Future-Proofing Dinosaur Tattoos

How do you future-proof a dinosaur tattoo design? This Thursday, October 8th Symbiartic's Glendon Mellow will be at Ryerson University's new launched Social Media Lab exploring how we communicate science through social media, specifically while using images...

October 5, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

Curiously Feathered Dinosaurs

Scientifically there can be so much  wrong , but artistically so much  wonderful . Kaitlin Beckett of A Curious Bestiary has done it again, this time with some anthropomorphic skeletal dinosaurs who have attached feathers to their bony frames using scotch tape and wire. ...

September 29, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

A Voice Has Presence

I love a good visual metaphor.  Even in an age where everything can be recorded, we are used to thinking of voices as somewhat ephermeral, fleeting. Painter Angela He (a.k.a...

September 27, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

A Circle Unbroken

Honing your artistic skills can be a huge challenge once you've set your sights on realism. For wildlife painters, they need to be masters of it all - they can't spend 20 years mastering the human form when the world is filled with mountain lions, birch trees, stag beetles and granite...

September 17, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

It's Like a Labor Day Fable

It's like a Labour Day fable.   Few artists could be more important to what this day stands for than Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Let's take a look at how science and technology appear in a famously destroyed and re-created painting...

September 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

When a PaleoArtist Doodles in the Margins

Our September SciArt Blitz is bringing you new science-inspired art every day this month, and of course we always enjoy featuring work from the rich ecosystem of paleoartists. When Emily Willoughby returned to class in the past couple of weeks, she did want most visual thinkers do: she doodled in her notebook...

September 6, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

The Glowing Promise of AR is Realized in the InvisibleEar

The glowing promise of AR, or augmented reality, promises us vast potential when it's paraded in pop culture. AR in fiction is used for important stuff and it looks cool while doing it.  The InvisibleEar, created by biomedical communicator Andréa Zariwny, hits that mark of being both cool and useful. ...

September 3, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
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