At the BSDB’s Autumn Meeting on chimeras, scientist and artist Mia Buehr exhibited some of her art inspired by developmental biology. Here, she introduces her pieces. You can keep up with her work at theaccidentalembroiderer.typepad.com I was born into a family of artists, and painting and drawing were always second nature to me. However I[…]
The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in conjunction with the project “Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together scholars in philosophy and biology to address[…]
Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet: News & Research – Nature reported this month that stem cells have been used to generate minibrains in vitro. You can read an excellent article by Ed Yong on this work . – The hilarious 2013 IgNobel Prizes[…]
Briony Marshall is a London-based sculptor and installation artist. Initially interested in science, Briony studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. After her undergraduate studies she moved on to art and sculpture, but her beautiful pieces have a strong scientific inspiration. Her first solo exhibition is currently at the Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery, and includes[…]
Last May the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Oeiras, Portugal) hosted the EMBO Workshop on Biophysical Mechanisms of Development (EMBO BMD 2011). As one of the organizers my main mission was to put together a Science and Art contest and exhibition, related with the workshop theme, which we entitled “The Physics of Life”. We were particularly interested in work[…]
In 1997, sisters Helen and Kate Storey collaborated on a project spanning their respective areas of expertise: fashion design and developmental biology. The result was a highly acclaimed collection of dresses, designed by Helen Storey, that each represent a stage in early development. Recently, the Wellcome Trust renewed funding for the work, and Primitive Streak[…]
The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology has released the images for a series of postcards under a creative commons license. The images picture a wide range of both common and uncommon model organisms, all in a Japanese paper art style.
One of my (many) geeky passions is the overlap between art and science: Science as art (think of the Nikon image competition) or art inspired by science. That last category includes these lecture announcement posters from UNC Chapel Hill. Poster for a recent lecture by Peter Wilf The posters are designed by developmental biologist Bob[…]