There's an interesting website that just launched recently that focuses on the infographic. It's called Visual.ly, and one of its goals is to provide a platform for designers to upload their best infographics and get noticed.
The intersection of science and art is bustling with activity. With this weekly-ish post, we'll try to keep you abreast of the most happenin' happenings around the country.
Since it's getting so ugly over at TechCrunch, I thought I should provide an antidote of real beauty. Every now and then a scientific paper is published that hits it out of the park with imagery.
The Carbon Cycle. Image credit: The Auckland War Memorial Museum In researching the carbon cycle recently, I came across the diagram above illustrating how carbon cycles through the atmosphere and into the ocean, through shells and rock, then magma only to be spewn out as gas into the atmosphere again via volcanoes.
This time of year seems to carry many deadlines for exhibitions and imagery contests. I thought it might help to list a few of the competitions I know about with their deadlines for submission so that you scienceart peeps could submit the schpectacular work I know you’re sitting on.
Reconstruction of the head and neck of Umoonasaurus demoscyllus showing hypothesised soft tissues associated with the crests of an adult (top) and juvenile (bottom).
There have been a whole slew of articles about the merits of eating bugs lately. The Atlantic , The New York Times , and The New Yorker have all run articles within the last month on various people in Europe and the US who are trying to reverse our deep aversion to entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs.
Paleontologists: honk if this has happened to you. A one-of-a-kind fossil is discovered in "Eastern Mozamberia." Rumors fly at conferences about its importance and everyone eagerly awaits the publication that will introduce it to the world.
I came across so many interesting images last week researching my scientific glass blowing post that I thought I'd share a few more here. This is a blog about imagery after all, right?
When you think of chemistry, no doubt images of scientists in white lab coats swirling beakers and test tubes come to mind. Ever wonder where those beakers and test tubes originated?
Before you draw conclusions from my recent post that I am some bitter photography-hater, I want to set the record straight. I am not a photography-hater (although I reserve the right to be a stock-photography-stealing-good-illustration-opportunities hater), and to prove it to you, I want to introduce you to the future of photography.
Confession time. Illustrators are people, too. And by that I mean they bring assumptions to the table at the outset of every project. There’s no avoiding it - no matter how educated and experienced you are, you can’t know it all.
By far the most common question I get when I tell people that I am a scientific illustrator is one variation (some more tactful than others) of, “They still use illustrators?
If you're old enough to remember when people actually read paper newspapers, you might remember when The New York Times switched from a black and white newspaper to a color newspaper.
Last week, a very prominent artist in the paleontology community somewhat publicly blew a gasket. His tirade started a conversation that has been sorely in need of attention for some time now.