06 March 2015

SciArt Week

For a scientist, being published in the weekly journal Nature is Mega. To see a quilt published in Nature is ... unheard of?
"Electricity" shows two interacting neurons (via)
That published quilt, by Joni Seiderstein, is one of the illustrations of how art can enhance scientific communication and understanding, as part of a media-storm by artists called #sciart, launched as part of SciArt Week via Symbiartic, the art blog of the monthly magazine Scientific American.

The aim is to get educators, researchers, journalists, scientists - and the rest of the world - to notice science-related art and "to help advance the presence of images in science communication and culture."

Nature's report is here; the science and art link is a thread worth following!


Stitchinscience said...

Wow, thanks for this post Margaret. Lunchtime will be very stimulating today I think.

Joni said...
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Joni said...

Wow, thanks so much for posting about my little quilt in the Nature article. I was floored to get that call and so honored.

Anonymous said...

How interesting. Thanks for the links Margaret - Friday night surfing!