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The SciArt Buzz is Back! December 2012

We're bringing the SciArt Buzz back... there's just too much great SciArt buzzing around out there not to concatenate it into one readable digest. Expect this post regularly on Symbiartic, and don't forget to check these great science art events:EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGIONThe Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot:Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of ThinkingSeptember 21, 2012 to January 27, 2013The Bard Graduate Center Gallery18 West 86th Street New York, NY_____________Portraits of a Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium September 21-December 16, 2012The Hunt Institute for Botanical DocumentationCarnegie Mellon University4909 Frew Street, Hunt Library, 5th Fl.Pittsburgh, PAThis exhibition showcases 48 American botanical artists who are revitalizing the centuries-old tradition of the florilegium by creating a lasting archive of watercolors and drawings of the plants growing at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG)._____________Focus on Nature XIIApril 28 - December 31, 2012New York State MuseumAlbany, NYdownload pdf of exhibit_____________EXHIBITS: SOUTHWork by Anne Runyon February 1-24, 2013The Nature Gallery, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences1 West Jones StreetRaleigh, NC _____________EXHIBITS: MIDWEST_____________EXHIBITS: SOUTHWEST_____________EXHIBITS: WESTUnnatural Selection; Work by Robert Bowenmonth of December 2012ZeroFriends Gallery 489A 25th Street Oakland, CA Know of something we haven't listed here?...

December 11, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Advice from a Freelancing Guru

Freelancing is tough. Most of us learn on the job and get a lot of bumps and scrapes along the way. There are success stories, though, and if you can master the basics of Small Business 101 the benefits of being your own boss and managing your own schedule are rewarding...

December 6, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The Environmental Fallout of Greener Buildings

Newer homes are remarkably energy tight thanks to superior insulating materials that are in wide circulation today. The energy savings can be substantial – homeowners can use up to 60% less energy in the most efficient green homes...

November 28, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Infographic: Fire Safety Buzzkill

Related: Worse Than Bedbugs, It's the Couch Itself - on the Guest Blog by Kalliopi MonoyiosThe Environmental Fallout of Greener Buildings - on the Guest Blog by Kalliopi MonoyiosLearn more at: Green Science Policy Institute: www.greensciencepolicy.orgCenter for Environmental Research & Children's Health: cerch.orgSilent Spring Institute: silentspring.orgRecent peer-review articles on the subject:Stapleton, H...

November 28, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Worse Than Bedbugs, It s the Couch Itself

Last week, millions of Americans ceremoniously started the Holiday Gorge by putting off their diet and exercise resolutions as they helped themselves to another (and another?) slice of pie...

November 28, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

If Audubon Had Painted His Dreams...

Have you ever tried to draw what you see in your dreams? Sometimes even the act of describing a dream in words makes it evaporate, as though imposing the order of grammar and syntax is too much for its fragile structure to bear...

October 30, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

The Honorable Mr. Tiktaalik

When a big fossil discovery is announced, the initial imagery that floods the news outlets is carefully controlled by the lab responsible for the discovery.

October 17, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Shoot To Kill or Aim To Embarrass?

As I've pointed out before on Symbiartic, before the modern naturalist movement, nature lovers would shoot and kill the objects of their fancy to get a better look.

October 5, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What Did You Miss?

Last month, we posted a wide variety of science-art here at Symbiartic. We thought it'd be nice to post an overview in case you missed or wanted to revisit any.

October 2, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: Fermented Teeth?

First, fermented fashion, now fermented teeth? Ok, ok, foul ball?! Halloween is a month away and already, kids everywhere are beginning to dream of the loot they'll collect in one night of frantic bliss...

September 29, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: Fermented Fashions

What happens when you take a bag of sweaty hockey gear and throw it in a vat of beer for a week? I'm not sure (although I'm sure this must have been tried before), but a researcher and an artist at the University of Western Australia are trying their own fermented fashion experiment...

September 26, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: Best. Dinosaur. Art. Ever.

When it comes to dinosaur art, it takes a lot to rise to prominence. The field is saturated with everyone and their brother who never lost their obsession with the terrible lizards they fantasized about as kids...

September 25, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: Arach-attack!

Marlin Peterson's spectacular trompe l'oeil of two opiliones (commonly known as daddy long legs) atop Seattle's Armory is bound to give arachnophobes a run for their money.

September 22, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: MicROCKScopica

Most people equate geology with dull, grey rocks, but petrology Professor Bernardo Cesare is tapping into their spectacular beauty with his MicROCKScopica project.

September 20, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: 3D Dryptosaurus

This bust of Dryptosaurus was sculpted by paleoartist Tyler Keillor for the Lake County Discovery Museum just outside of Chicago, Illinois. Tyler, a full-time paleoartist at the University of Chicago, is one of the many science artists taking the bull by the horns and diving into fundraising for their own work...

September 17, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: The Great Architeuthis

From: Louis Figuier, The Ocean World: Being a description of the sea and some of its inhabitants , 1872.Perusing the stacks in the University of Chicago's Crerar Library one day, I found this gem of a book - a richly illustrated account of sea creatures from 1872 by a naturalist named Louis Figuier...

September 16, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: What's Under the Hood?

Artist Mike Libby of Insect Lab Studio creates these one-of-a-kind sculptures using insects and antique pocket watch parts. Playing upon our perception of insects as somewhat robotic, Libby "lifts the hood" so we can see what really makes these bugs tick...

September 11, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios

SciArt of the Day: Feeling Small?

If you live in the upper latitudes and noticed an awesome aurora last week, behold the cause. Just a few days before the aurora, on August 31st, the sun threw a major tantrum and ejected a large amount of matter into space (sun places thumb to nose and wiggles fingers delivering an emphatic "thbtbtbtbtthtbtbtbtht!...

September 10, 2012 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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