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Stories by Kalliopi Monoyios

Learning the Art of Science Illustration

If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to combine your love of science and art, there is a conference on the horizon that might just be the inspiration you’ve been waiting for...

May 28, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

A DIY Fossil Hunting Activity for Pre-K Classrooms

The following project constitutes a half-hour activity for 3-, 4-, or 5-year olds. It includes the entire process from finding fossils to putting the recovered pieces together like a puzzle to drawing our best guess at what it looked like in life...

May 23, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Monitoring the Many Faces of Monitors

Monitoring the Many Faces of Monitors

Artist: Darren Naish Source: Monitor musings, varanid variables, goannasaurian goings-on... it's about monitor lizards, by Darren Naish on Tetrapod Zoology If you’re not a herpetologist, you may be of the mindset that lizards all look the same, but that would only expose you for what you are: a human primate, finely attuned to the faces [...]..

May 22, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Can Machines Produce Art that Moves Us?

This happens more often than you’d think: You tell someone you are an illustrator. They ask you a few questions and then get to what’s really on their mind: “So, do you do all your work on the computer or do you draw everything by hand?” When you respond that you do some (or all) [...]..

May 19, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

For Admirers of Audubon & Sibley, Two Recurring Art Exhibits

If you appreciate John J. Audubon’s exacting detail and beautiful compositions and you marvel at the encyclopedic knowledge and delicate illustrations in the famous Sibley Bird Guides you may be interested to know that there are many contemporary masters following in their footsteps today...

May 14, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Upcoming Science-Art Events Around the Country

This is the dish on the latest exhibits combining science and art around the country. This time the prize for the most bumpin’ scienceArt scene goes to the Northeast, amirite?

April 29, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Music Steeped in the Wilds of Canada

Eighteen years ago this July, a group of 14 adventurers unloaded tents, gear, food, canoes, and two guitars from the back of a big old bus and loaded them into 7 canoes in a nondescript boat launch outside of Yellowknife, NWT...

April 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Just How Fishy Are You? More About Your Inner Animal

Just How Fishy Are You? More About Your Inner Animal

Last night the final episode of the 3-part series of PBS’s adaptation of Neil Shubin’s book Your Inner Fish aired in most of the country (although some PBS stations have delayed the last episode until next week… If you didn’t catch the series, you can stream them online for a short period here.) If tweets [...]..

April 24, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
A Mitey Claw

A Mitey Claw

If the key to happiness is appreciating the little things in life, then take a moment to appreciate the claw of a microscopic mite only 600 µm long.

April 10, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
‘Cosmos’ and ‘Your Inner Fish’ Pack the 1-2 Punch

‘Cosmos’ and ‘Your Inner Fish’ Pack the 1-2 Punch

Two weeks from today, on April 9th, PBS will air the first of a three-part series adapted from Neil Shubin’s popular book, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year-History of the Human Body...

March 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The 500-lb. Chicken From Hell

The 500-lb. Chicken From Hell

Source: 500-Pound "Chicken from Hell" Dinosaur Once Roamed North America by Kate Wong at Observations Illustration credit: Mark Klingler, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Nothing you could find in any hen house could prepare you for the 11.5-foot tall, 500-lb...

March 26, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, Brewed from Real Fossils!

With craft brewing on the rise and many breweries tinkering with flavorings that range from the somewhat obvious (honey or citrus) to the eyebrow-raising (jalapeño, hemp, or even peanut butter cup) it was only a matter of time before someone stared a 35-million year old fossil in the face and thought, “would you make a [...]..

March 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

What Getty Can Teach Us About Copyright

Last week Getty announced that they would release 35 million of their copyrighted images for editorial and commentary use with a handy embed tool.

March 14, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Snake vs. Croc in Real and Hyper-Real Versions

Snake vs. Croc in Real and Hyper-Real Versions

When illustrators embark upon a new illustration, hours of research and work go into constructing a scene that is believable, powerful, and informative.

March 13, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Tragically Beautiful

Tragically Beautiful

Source: ScienceArt On View in March/April 2014 on Symbiartic Populations of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians are rapidly declining worldwide, and those that remain are increasingly falling victim to environmental pollutants that cause deformities such as extra limbs and ambiguous sexual organs...

March 12, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
ScienceArt on View in March/April 2014

ScienceArt on View in March/April 2014

A fresh batch of exhibits combining science and art are going up around the country, plus, there’s still time to catch some of the longer running exhibits that go through the middle of 2014...

March 4, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
20th-Century Math Hidden in 15th-Century Art

20th-Century Math Hidden in 15th-Century Art

Art and science are often thought of as disparate entities, drawing on different strengths and different ways of thinking. This is surely true, but the disciplines also share patterns of thought and essential characteristics...

February 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

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