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Tools Change But Creative People Are a Constant

Tools Change But Creative People Are a Constant

Once upon a time, I wrote about five reasons your camera won’t steal my job. In short, the reasons were: 1. Photography cant capture small things 2.

February 3, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Scientists Discover the Very First Hipster

You’ve seen the cartoon before: a fish hoisting itself up on land with its front fins, being greeted with some snarky sign like, “Evolve at your own risk,” or something similar...

January 15, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Tiktaalik’s Take on 2014

Tiktaalik’s Take on 2014

Wishing you all a r-evolutionary year from all of us at Symbiartic!

January 1, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Start 2014 in Style With These ScienceArt Exhibits

Start 2014 in Style With These ScienceArt Exhibits

All in all, 2013 was a bang-up year for science art. It seems the genre is gaining ground as more and more exhibits tackle the fascinating possibilities that exist at the intersection of science and art...

December 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Original Gifts for Science and Art Geeks

Original Gifts for Science and Art Geeks

Looking for a knock-out gift for the science geek in your life? Look no further. If you like art and you like science, these artists, all featured on Symbiartic at one point, have gifts that will impress even the most jaded gift recipients… Made With Molecules Jewelry by Raven Hanna, PhD...

December 14, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Happiness on a Chain: Is That An Oxymoron?

Happiness on a Chain: Is That An Oxymoron?

Scientists are, in general, a rebellious bunch. But Raven Hanna, the brains behind Made With Molecules, may be more rebellious than most. After completing a PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale and doing a post-doc at UC Berkeley, she left the well-trodden path to the Ivory Tower to live off the grid and [...]..

December 13, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
This Skittered Across My Thanksgiving Table…

This Skittered Across My Thanksgiving Table…

A rare alignment of calendars brought an even rarer convergence of events at many Thanksgiving tables this week: Channukah gifts before Thanksgiving pie.

November 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Good Microbes Make Good Pets

Good Microbes Make Good Pets

THIS is good scicomm. Why? Well, for many reasons – good writing, good sound, good editing – but by far the most apparent, the reason most people will sit up and take note is because of the strong visuals...

November 25, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

The best Halloween stories are true. There is a lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, that is so hostile to life that only two species, alkaline tilapia and blue-green algae can live in its deadly waters...

October 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

Ahhh, fall. Time to look for more indoor activities. And aren’t you lucky? Here’s a list of sciart exhibits that will warm your heart while you warm your toes.

October 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

How many times do you have to do something before it is considered tradition? Last year, Glendon had the excellent idea to post a different #sciart image each day in the month of September...

October 1, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Putting the Illustrations Before the Text

Putting the Illustrations Before the Text

We’re wrapping up the daily sciart posts today. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! Stay tuned tomorrow for a round-up of the month’s artists and images.

September 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
How Fossil Fish Make Front-Page News

How Fossil Fish Make Front-Page News

Perhaps you’ve heard about Entelognathus primordialis this week. Wait, the scientific name doesn’t ring a bell on its own? What if I refer to it as the 419-million-year old placoderm fish that surprised everyone with its beautifully preserved, surprisingly modern-looking jaw?...

September 28, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Hannah Bonner is an illustrator who is creating an empire of informative, entertaining kids’ books about paleontology. They remind me of The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole: real science conveyed with a wacky sense of humor...

September 27, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Unfeathered for All the World to See

Unfeathered for All the World to See

One of the most astonishing illustrated books to come out this year is the work of Katrina van Grouw, an ornithologist and fine artist who counts taxidermy among her eclectic skills.

September 19, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine