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Stories by Kalliopi Monoyios

A Science Illustrator's Legacy

As a founding member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Carolyn Gast's legacy reaches far beyond the dusty stacks that house her spectacular illustrations.

September 24, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The Humble Art of Sketching

Though many science artists work in digital media these days, there is still no getting around the fact that the better their foundational drawing skills are, the better artists they are...

September 11, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

A Silent Supersonic Jet?

Commercial travel on supersonic jets never took off because of the sonic boom these aircraft make as they rip through the atmosphere. But NASA's success visualizing the shock waves could lead to advances in jet design that make these ultra-fast aircraft quieter and ultimately commercially viable...

September 3, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Signed by the Artist, Tagged by the Sea

Most art is destined for the walls of a gallery where it would be frowned upon (to say the least) if you, say, decided to add a few thoughtful sharpie marks to a painting or two. But this artist invites collaboration by installing his sculptures on the bottom of the ocean and letting the sea creatures have their way with them...

September 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Buried at Sea, but Not Dead Yet

Being buried at sea generally involves the unfortunate act of dying, but science artist Jason deCaires Taylor has figured out a way around it as he constructs the Atlantic Ocean's first underwater museum...

September 1, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Where’s the Amphibian Love? Rally for Your Mosquito-Eating BFFs

Where’s the Amphibian Love? Rally for Your Mosquito-Eating BFFs

If you don’t already love amphibians, you should. Amphibians are useful fellows. Before the FDA approved at-home pregnancy tests in 1976 and they became widely available in 1978, women relied on their doctors to confirm they were pregnant...

April 24, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
OOPS! Basic Anatomy Wrong in National Campaign Announcing $50m Gift

OOPS! Basic Anatomy Wrong in National Campaign Announcing $50m Gift

From the Department of Convoluted University Bureaucracies and the Havoc They Wreak, I bring you an example of why Certified Medical Illustrators are worth every penny you spend on them: If you opened up The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, or The Boston Globe this week you might have seen a [...]..

April 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
What Will We Build After the #SciArt Storm?

What Will We Build After the #SciArt Storm?

The #sciart tweetstorm was huge success – bigger and more exciting than any of us could have imagined. Though we sent out an alert to fewer than 100 people before the launch, on the first day we racked up more than 4000 tweets!...

March 7, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

Credit: Illustration by Glendon Mellow Source: Help Us Start a SciArt Tweet Storm by Glendon Mellow on Symbiartic This week, Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic has initiated a #sciart tweetstorm, and the sheer quantity of scienceart being shared is spectacular...

March 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Think of All Those Eggs You Missed!

Think of All Those Eggs You Missed!

Here on Symbiartic we are embarking upon an exciting new experiment. We are taking a science theme every couple of months and presenting you with one new original piece of science art from each of us – a fine artist (Glendon Mellow), a science comic (Katie McKissick), and a scientific illustrator (yours truly)...

February 28, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Art Takes on Science: An Experiment in ScienceArt & Blogging

Art Takes on Science: An Experiment in ScienceArt & Blogging

This July, Symbiartic will celebrate its 4th birthday along with the entire Scientific American Blog Network. To date, we have featured more than 230 science artists in over 460 posts as the field continues to expand and come into its own...

February 20, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with [...]..

January 28, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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