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The Future of Symbiartic

After 5.5 years, Symbiartic on Scientific American is swappin’ shells like a hermit crab. Kalliopi Monoyios, Katie McKissick, and Glendon Mellow say good-bye, and share a bit of what the future holds. Spoiler: this is not the end of #sciart on Scientific American - or of Symbiartic.

December 16, 2016 — Kalliopi Monoyios, Katie McKissick and Glendon Mellow

Save the Only Gallery Dedicated to Science Art!

The country's only gallery dedicated to science and art is in danger of closing. If they raise the $20,000 needed to renew their lease before December 31, they can continue their pioneering work bridging art and science. Will you help?

December 14, 2016 — Kalliopi Monoyios

516 Bird Feet in 3,000 Square Feet

Call it the ultimate bird's-eye view of evolution: in Ithaca, N.Y., the paint is barely dry on an ambitious 3,000-square-foot mural celebrating the stunning diversity of birds

January 18, 2016 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Science Art Exhibits in 2016: The Early Edition

Historical illustrations of skin diseases, sculpted sea butterflies, the effects of rampant wildfires and more are in this edition of Symbiartic's scienceart roundup. Get to these galleries & museum exhibits before they pack up and move on...

December 29, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Long Island's Denizens in Shades of Dirt

Long Island's Denizens in Shades of Dirt

Underneath the most exquisite and revered painted works of art in all of human history lies a very humble substance: dirt.

December 10, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

No Talons? No Problem

These songbirds have figured out a way to feast like raptors despite their biology

November 16, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Regrowing Severed Limbs Was Once NBD

Regrowing Severed Limbs Was Once NBD

If humans could regrow limbs like salamanders, would that make severed-limb Halloween costumes more or less exciting?

October 27, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Science Illustration Hack for Wiggly Campers

Science Illustration Hack for Wiggly Campers

How do you teach scientific illustration, a skill that requires superhuman focus and determination for hours on end, to a bunch of wiggly summer campers?

October 22, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The Path to Scientific Illustration

The Path to Scientific Illustration

The leading professional organization for natural science illustrators is conducting a survey on how their authoritative Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration is used by professionals and enthusiasts. Chime in.

October 15, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine