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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 and 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

The Slowest Way to Draw a Lute

Last month, I went to a talk by mathematician Annalisa Crannell of Franklin and Marshall College called Math and Art: the good, the bad, and the pretty.

April 7, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb
‘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
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
Synthetic Aesthetics: The Book!

Synthetic Aesthetics: The Book!

Synthetic Aesthetics is a project that brings together artists, designers, engineers, biologists, and social scientists to investigate the design of living things.

March 4, 2014 — Christina Agapakis
Still-Life Food Is So 21st Century

Still-Life Food Is So 21st Century

In his Haarlem studio, Dutch painter Willem Claeszoon Heda took care to shadow in creases on a damask tablecloth and added enough yellow to make light bounce off a pewter pitcher.

February 26, 2014 — Kathleen Raven
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
The Mind of the Prodigy

The Mind of the Prodigy

Prodigies dazzle us with their virtuoso violin concertos, seemingly prescient chess moves, and vivid paintings. While their work would be enough to impress us if they were 40, prodigies typically reach adult levels of performance in non-verbal, rule-based domains such as chess, art, and music before the age of 10...

February 10, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman
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