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"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious — the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." — Albert Einstein

pearlish amorphoid by morpho2012

The words 'art and science', 'sci-art', and 'the intersection of science and art' are often to be heard in arts circles right now. Revolving around the interplay between artistic and scientific interpretations of ideas, art and science collaborations are very much on the rise. However, the bond between art and science is far from new; the boundaries between art and science are - and always have been - porous and diaphanous. Both science and art use imagination and creativity to develop ideas and explore the world. Both are questioning, inventive disciplines. Art and science collaborations are seen as new because we have come to perceive the arts and sciences as enclosed and separate. But if this hasn’t always been the case… how did the idea of a barrier between them come about?
Specimen - 41 by SalHunter
Science and Art have a long and illustrious shared heritage. It’s not just the heritage of scientific illustration (important though that is). Nor is it solely about the beauty of scientific images that have fascinated humanity. We’re talking about genuine fluidity between art and science. At certain points in history, there has existed a kind of “universal polymathy”* – art and science worked together, were learned together, and a good education consisted of both arts, humanities and sciences. The great and the good were just as likely to be seen at a talk about the latest developments in science, as at a fashionable art gallery. That’s not to say there was never friction. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, famous for writing Faust, was also a keen natural scientist. On the difficulty of incorporating poetry in scientific treatises, he lamented that both scientists and poets were forgetting

“that science had developed from poetry, and they failed to take into consideration that a swing of the pendulum might beneficially reunite they two, at higher level and to mutual advantage.”

However, at some point in the 20th century, much firmer walls were erected around art and science in the minds of many. The pendulum seemed to stop swinging at all. There are many reasons behind this; widening participation in education, and an increasing pace of change and discovery, in some ways necessitated compartmentalisation. The perception of science searching for answers, and art seeking new questions, each in their separate ways, became embedded. Today, the increasing specialisation of both fields means each develops a language of its own; these exclusive and specialised languages can exclude other disiplines, and the wider public. The current trend for science-art public engagement projects has partly arisen to try and address the resulting communication problem.
The Shapes Of Hydrogen - Poster by DarkSilverflame
So is the current trend for shared explorations at the intersection of art and science a swing of Goethe’s pendulum? Science and art undoubtedly go about addressing life’s questions in different ways, but is the movement for tackling these questions together a long term reunion in the public psyche? Perhaps it is too early to say. What is certain is that art and science are each seeking through the other to re-engage with society, and address issues of communication. The idea that this is a productive approach has gained huge momentum in the past 10 years and shows no sign of slowing.
Urus Micrographie 47 by Urus-28
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at this. The intersection of art and science is wonder; and our wondering minds can’t be contained for long. Art and Science can't be kept separated. They've been secretly holding hands the whole time. We’ve seen their relationship since Da Vinci and Goethe, through CH Waddington to Vik Muniz, and beyond. Today, the impact of this new flowering of the art-science relationship is wide-ranging. From Greg Dunn's neuroscience studies www.gregadunn.com/category/mic… , to Mia Ando's bioluminescent 'Obon' miyaando.com/?page_id=1669 , to Masao Kinoshita's exaggerated anatomy www.juxtapoz.com/current/alien… , you'll find amazing cocktails of the artistic and the scientific everywhere you look. So here’s a selection from the intersection of art and science here on dA, and links to artworks, groups and collectives. You can also find more at the dA scientist-artists group.

exobotanics by morpho2012 W-out 0227 ' staga draco ' by W-out Starfish by sofiaeinarsson Neuron-Rush by Negative-Rain Antetum Nebula by GlennClovis Metal Binding Protein by vmulligan Icosahedral Life by Aexion -green sphere coral 2- by ScottMan2th Bioluminescent Fungi by melvynyeo Landscape with grabbing branches by janhein Urus micrographie 12 by Urus-28 Palladium Moon by Sazan-Benares Specimen - 29 by SalHunter <da:thumb id="326501015"/> My Lymphoma by PauloCunha When Rust Blooms by San-T Titanium Quartz by BleachBlack Untitled (Inner Landscape 8) by Turbo-Charged Backbone II by Aetere Abydosaurus mcintoshi skeletal by Paleo-King Star sizes by MartinSilvertant

*V&A essay on Art and Science; - www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals…

Symbiartic – a great SciAm blog on the intersection of Art and Science: blogs.scientificamerican.com/s…

The Art & Science Journal: www.artandsciencejournal.com/

At the Interface – PLOS blog: blogs.plos.org/attheinterface/

The Beautiful Brain; thebeautifulbrain.com/

AXNS collective: axnscollective.org/

Art and technology member organization - www.asci.org/

GV Art; www.gvart.co.uk/

Imagining Science collaboration; imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…

The Arts Catalyst: www.artscatalyst.org/

And to end on a humorous note - here's a little sciart fun, enjoy!
phagocytosis by chid0<da:thumb id="301470547"/> Mr T cell by Velica

If you can... go here---> <da:thumb id="470471014"/>

And also don't forget to :heart:...
Specimen - 50 by SalHunter  Lines by IT-Hammar Stickey thought bubbles by MBKKR  SteamPunk Bumblebee by bluepainthorse  Origin 40 by steveoxley Specimen - 48 by SalHunter B3 by vuzel  a drop by Chiyuky  By The Stars by ja5on  Fingerprint by BLDRDSH  exobotanics by morpho2012  Life 4 by sofiaeinarsson  SEA FLOWERS by RSConnett  Proudeni by janLtm  hide thyself in clouds by chriseastmids 

Mature Content

Nature and the castration of Adam by HectorPineda
  • Listening to: London Grammar
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade gin
...and, catching up around here. I don't smell like Vicks Vaporub anymore, but I do have glue in my hair.

:bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletblack:Some things you really must look at:

Wife's Disaster ManualWhy shouldn't things be largely absurd, futile, and transitory? They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together. ~ George Santayana
Poems
All Dharmas Are Marked with Emptiness
by Frank X. Gaspar
I'm talking now about the destitute and the wild-eyed, I'm
talking about the lady who made the head of the Virgin Mary
out of cut up pieces of magazines and broken glass and a
can of carpenter's glue—and then there's the girl I know
who works in the supermarket, who printed an entire anthology
of poems on a single eight-and-a-half-by-eleven sheet of
Xerox paper and folded a hundred copies down to wallet size
and passed them out to anyone who dared look her in the eye.
You know what I mean: there are all those lonely, desperate,
weird minds—yours among them for all I know—and the
Dharma is everywhere, books and words and people thinking,
beat-up notebooks from the dollar stor


SalHunter 's amazing filter project - imaginingscienceart.blogspot.c…
Specimen - 21 by SalHunter  Specimen-12 by SalHunter  Specimen - 27 by SalHunter

And the hummingbird (below) did get finished, and will be on show at Reading Arts Week's exhibition - Novotel Hotel, Reading, UK www.facebook.com/events/713145… Saturday 21st June, 10.30am - 6.00pm and Sunday 22nd June, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Community Living - November WIP by Immy-is-Thinking

:bulletgreen::bulletblue::bulletblack: I heart:

Mature Content

La Mort de la Nymphe Alfalfa by kolaboy
  a drop by Chiyuky <da:thumb id="458966981"/>  This Guy by AndrewMcIntoshArt
Carnivores 2 by sofiaeinarsson  The Moss Swamp by borda  Tranquility Man by Ebineyland 

Mature Content

Nature and the castration of Adam by HectorPineda
  Skatalog. 2006 by bakhvalov Predicament by sakaaali 
  • Listening to: 'Sights' by London Grammar
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade gin
...just. I still smell of roses and Vicks vaporub, everything will be Ok...

<da:thumb id="373610108"/>  he lays before her by chriseastmids  The Zen of Chaos by FractalEyes  the butterfly by FabioKeiner  WHAT LIES BENEATH by mbev <da:thumb id="346488383"/>  Surge by sakaaali <da:thumb id="362344619"/>  Absence - drawing by dizzykid 

Mature Content

modern art by trimbulind
  Bee of Invention by SethFitts

...pick up the trail of breadcrumbs ---> fav.me/d6klp4f
  • Listening to: Alt-J
  • Reading: Vanishing Lichens
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade blackberry gin
Apols y'all for being away - I have been working on a ***giant*** book for an exhibition with ScottMan2th, for Imagining Science '14. If any of you can make it, come say hi - I'll be the short person doing lichen live drawing!! I'd love to meet some fellow deviants :D
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The Symbiosis Project

Symbiosis is about art/science relationships and collaboration. We're using the symbiotic nature and patterns of lichen to illustrate these relationships. Its a collaboration with Imagining Science and guest artists from our art and scientific communitites all over the world. We're also working with the University of Reading Herbarium, and EM Lab (Centre for Advanced Microscopy). Along the way the project has travelled across continents, and includes a giant handmade book, >8000 miles in the making. The project will be exhibited for Reading Science Week 2014 where you can join us for lichen drawing, and The Symbiosis Book will be on tour in 2014, so watch this space!

When: 15-22 March 2014
Dates & Times
Saturday 15th: Family drawing day & exhibition - 11am-5pm
Mon 17th & Tue 18th: Art exhibition & The Symbiosis Book - 2pm-5pm
Weds 19th, Thurs 20th, Fri 21st: Art exhibition & The Symbiosis Book - 11am-5pm
Saturday 22nd: Family drawing day & exhibition - 11am-5pm
Please note: Parental supervision of children is required.

Where: Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver St, Reading, UK 



Collaborators: Immy Smith (UK), Scott Mantooth (USA), Sarah Hearn (USA) Hector Pineda Garcia(Mexico), Marcel Bakker (Netherlands), Michelle Anderst (USA), Beth Coin (UK), RNG Herbarium (UK), UoR EM Lab (UK), Chris Voyce (UK), The Move Up Group (UK), Veronique Robigou (USA),Sharon Birzer (USA), Yeechi Chen (USA), Jen Purnell (USA), Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (USA), The Move Up Project @ The Rising Sun (UK), Shoei Japanese College Choir (UK)

Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
Supported by The University of Reading Arts Committee, Reading Science Week, Eppendorf, Fisher 
  • Listening to: Alt-J
  • Reading: Vanishing Lichens
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade blackberry gin
My big bro has always told me life is like wading through shit looking for diamonds. Metaphorical shit that is, and people-diamonds. For all the shit to wade through on the internet, some people make it worth it; all the amazing collaborators and fun, kind and interesting people I meet around here... y'all are astonishingly lovely. Now, I'm not gonna start naming names because I'll inevitably forget someone important and then feel bad. Y'all know who you are. Hugs is all :) Things are caraaazy busy with work and art right now, so apols for the neglect. Be back soon, with a full supporting cast of angry badgers, marmots, and the Plumstead gerbils (if 25percent lets them out to play ^^ )

This week :eye::heart:...

Diaphoresis by chriseastmids  160 by Les-Piccolo  murmeration by rodulfo  Building Walls by joshua-andrews  Separate Skies by ja5on  DK  #4 by Bernardumaine  Assemblage: Sprite by bugatha1  Homodes Bracteigutta by melvynyeo  SHAPESHIFTERS by Tahyon
  • Listening to: Alt-J
  • Reading: Vanishing Lichens
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade blackberry gin
  • Listening to: Black Light Burns
  • Reading: Vanishing Lichens
  • Watching: Glue dry
  • Eating: Masala everything
  • Drinking: Homemade gin
Sometimes life takes choices away from us, and my scientific choices became severely limited this week. Its crappy but... Life can be precarious. However, sometimes there are many choices... artistically I connected in some new ways. Thanks y'all for your poll feedback. I'm still cogitating FB art pages, but in the process discovered the world of Tumblr - imaginingscience.tumblr.com/ .  I have to say Tumblr seems very user friendly to a technotard like me. :B I'll still be here too - imaginingscience2013.blogspot.…

More excitingly, if anyone else is going to SfN Neuroscience in San Diego, holler! I'll be there.
Some interesting mini-brain connections - www.newscientist.com/article/d…

We are all connected...

Whereabouts of God by hikarishimoda Someplace else by PeteHamilton The Nest by marzenaabl Unforgive siner by yangxueguo The Forgotten Gods by Yoann-Lossel Pegasus by r-lilie funny face by relaxeder Fish by ebbing-gale S by NiraGonzalez first visitor by Ebineyland W-out 0177 ' fractal out on loan ' by W-out <da:thumb id="364666621"/> Work In Progress *metamorph by ivan12 Alive without breath by kenglye A Day In The Museum With A Skull Guide by hrn Belonging by Carnegriff Red-throated, Black-capped, Spotted, Barred by teaganwhite One day I'll be the same by Dark-Raptor The Flying Anomaly by borda <da:thumb id="356205888"/> ...pick up the trail of breadcrumbs... fav.me/d6asdlf
I have been on the BBC lately thanks to my boss wanting to share the pain ^_^ - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02qm… (iPlayer) and www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-env… (news article).
Because this is what I do all day... :D :thumb369418101:
I have been snowed in at the lab. I am digging my way out. I am making artistic plans for 2014 and am always collaborating. ScottMan2th is my collaborator in a new luggage tag project so watch this space! :D
SO have a sea-slug - www.nudipixel.net/photo/000062…
:bulletgreen:AND... Check out YAC (Young Artists Contest):bulletgreen: A summer contest of traditional media 2-D art for artists 13 to 18 years of age (as of August 15, 2013).  We are now accepting submissions in 3 age categories: 13 & 14, 15 & 16, and 17 & 18.  First place through 3rd, honorable mention(s) will be awarded in each of the 3 age categories, and a grand winner, Best of Show, will be selected from the 3 first place winners in a special final round.  The deadline for the contest submission is August 15, 2013, at 11:59 pm EDT.  We have prizes from dA subscriptions to points and journal features.  In the past 4 years, this was a delightful event with a lot of very talented young people participating.
The event is held at the Young Artists Contest page.
:iconyoungartistscontest:
All join requests are automatically approved.  We encourage participating artists to be members of this group so that you'll be aware of news and status alert that will be posted on the group blog.  
The detailed information of the contest and the complete rules can be viewed on the group homepage.

While I dig my way out of the science madness, send me a postcard to keep me and the Plumstead Gerbils company, because we are connected here www.imaginingscience.com/ and here brainheartart.blogspot.co.uk/ and here --->
  Perseverance by JenniferHealy Untitled by grazapp key v1 by DerKlox-Cloxboy Anaerobic Metamorphosis by Bibire Cladonia fimbriata by Aude-la-randonneuse

Mature Content

Spring by rodluff
Nest by zepangborn Synchronicity by Joe-Maccer -postcards-the stories were brief,
sparse in their details
but, enough to comfort
the eyes for whom
the lines were intended.
moments frozen
in faded green cursive
forty years removed
from the present.
an echo in search
of a receptive ear
to lodge.
reading these
i feel like an intruder,
peering in on a family
i have no business
knowing.
of the stack of thirteen
only four were addressed.
many were blank,
still waiting
to carry greetings
and to be held by relatives
no longer living or
for whom the meaning
no longer mattered.
i left them in order
Missing Link by Bibire Cell body of a neuron by shumpc Incense by GVA nattsvart by MesmerizedByNature... pick up the trail of breadcrumbs - fav.me/d5zl6fl
  • Watching: For bats
  • Playing: Hunt the neurons
  • Eating: Masla anything.
  • Drinking: Bucket of gin please barkeep.
  • Watching: For bats.
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of tea? You bet your rabid gerbils!
...and each of us is clinging to our piece of debris, we can at least hope for a good view. This life is full of odd milkshake mixtures of the mundane and the mysterious. Have a sea-slug www.nudipixel.net/photo/000410… and a short game brainheartart.blogspot.co.uk/2…

Bad Hair Day by melvynyeo Patches by Dark-Raptor Specimen-15 by SalHunter glueckspilz by YpsilonS

Mature Content

Christine by bittersweetvenom
Solitude by cloudmilk Sing the Body Electric by TALONABRAXAS Seeing II by joshua-andrews Still Life V by nik159 Assemblage: Framing by bugatha1 W-out 0179 ' affor-dance ' by W-out:thumb372339628: Puppet Circus by chris10belgium [58] by SeekerN white spotted assasin bug by bdoroszko Voix des apres minuit #06 by Immy-is-Thinking
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of tea? You bet your rabid gerbils!
Happy thursday and I hope the gerbils of Plumstead have been taking good care of y'all while I escaped to the sea for a few precious days... I have expanded my collection of dead twigs covered in lichen considerably, it was great! :D

This might be the busiest year of my life ever... the long hours and 6-day weeks growing brains in jars are a killer, so my sincere apols if I'm not as attentive as usual but I do appreciate the fav's and watches :heart::hug:

When I have time to draw I'm mainly collaborating, including but not limited to collabs with MBKKR, LizCohn, crazyruthie, ScottMan2th and others ^_^ So I'm not going anywhere even if I'm a bit quiet, y'all are stuck with me and the gerbils for the long haul :nana: But on the odd occasion you can find me lurking here imaginingscience2013.blogspot.… or here brainheartart.blogspot.co.uk/ in between the madness :D

:eye::heart:...
Untitled 27 by Matt34564 Little Miss Muffet by LizCohn Sprouting Form by Jade-Kitten
Tree drawing by absolutemadman Neurodegeneration - plaque by SalHunter

Mature Content

Growth by Miles-Johnston

:thumb364666621: Soul to Squeeze by bittersweetvenom Malachite coated calcite by kazuyaI
city of echoes by chriseastmids Pigeon Legion by bittersweetvenom As i wait here for so long... by Alizadeh-Art


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We have some 'Imagining Science' catalogues left (see below) and if you're interested in buying one, note me and we can arrange paypal.  Its £5 minimum donation, and all proceeds go to Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ , CC75C www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ , and the British Science Association www.britishscienceassociation.… .
Imagining Science - Exhibition Catalogue by Immy-is-Thinking
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of tea? You bet your rabid gerbils!
...I have a lot to catch up on, abnormal service will be resumed... But we can connect through these little threads, no? -
Carbungie 30x40inch - OIL PAINTING by AstridBruning Seconds Before the Light Went Out by thrumyeye Sonic Bloom by rodluff:thumb328397475: i swallowed earth for this by chriseastmids:thumb329637983: The man still lingers there by Ebineyland Strobilurus esculentus by Aude-la-randonneuse Textured Lazy Susan 02 by piritipany

Mature Content

Nude by MariannaInsomnia
MagnoliaS by bittersweetvenom human rain by chriseastmids W-out 0101 ' Rah Fallo ' by W-out Untitled (Inner Landscape 8) by Turbo-Charged Painting- Golden Series by Yaro42 Angel Hatchling by LindaRHerzog:thumb334085039: The flowers of conformity by jugadi Intertwined by SuicideBySafetyPin The Power Of Words - Found Poetry by Flutingspirit Closeup Etched Eye Keyhole Glass Paperweight Art by ImaginedGlass Honey Love by IngeVandormael:thumb335551000:... pick up the trail here - fav.me/d5rt1d8

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Thanks to SalHunter, Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com/ , and all my collaborators and people who supported our 'Imagining Science' Exhibition last week :heart::heart::heart: We have some catalogues left (see below) and if you're interested in buying one, note me and we can arrange paypal.  Its £5 minimum donation, and all proceeds go to Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ , CC75C www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ , and the British Science Association www.britishscienceassociation.… .
Imagining Science - Exhibition Catalogue by Immy-is-Thinking

The experience of a fundraising exhibition set me thinking.  So I will be trying a little experiment.  From now on until further notice, all the drawings (excluding EC collabs) I make will be on sale in aid of Brain Tumour Research.  I'll tell you how many hours it took, you can make me an offer, and then I will make the work available via either paypal, or if you prefer Ebay (which has a service set up to allow donation of 100% of the price after fees).

The following works are still on sale for Brain Tumour Research following the exhibition, note me if interested;
'Anatomy of Clouds' - including frame
'Untitled Filter #02' - not including frame
Hello again Scott! by Immy-is-Thinking
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of tea? You bet your rabid gerbils!
Thanks to SalHunter, Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com/ , and all my collaborators and people who supported our 'Imagining Science' Exhibition last week :heart::heart::heart: We have some catalogues left (see below) and if you're interested in buying one, note me and we can arrange paypal.  Its £5 minimum donation, and all proceeds go to Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ , CC75C www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ , and the British Science Association www.britishscienceassociation.… .
Imagining Science - Exhibition Catalogue by Immy-is-Thinking

The experience of a fundraising exhibition set me thinking.  So I will be trying a little experiment.  From now on until further notice, all the drawings (excluding EC collabs) I make will be on sale in aid of Brain Tumour Research.  I'll tell you how many hours it took, you can make me an offer, and then I will make the work available via either paypal, or if you prefer Ebay (which has a service set up to allow donation of 100% of the price after fees).

The following works are still on sale for Brain Tumour Research following the exhibition, note me if interested;
'Anatomy of Clouds' - including frame
'Untitled Filter #02' - not including frame
Hello again Scott! by Immy-is-Thinking
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of tea? You bet your rabid gerbils!
The 'Imagining Science' Exhibition' for Reading Science Week opened yesterday, and SalHunter and me have been having a great time drawing neurons, looking at electron micrographs and raising money for Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ , CC75C www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ and our British Science Association Branch www.britishscienceassociation.… . We're open Mon-Fri 18th to 22nd 9-5pm so drop by if you're anywhere near Reading, UK :D Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com/ has paintings on show too and prints and originals are on sale in aid of our charities! AND we have glitter glue :XD:

Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 0 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 1 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 2 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 3 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 4 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 5 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 6 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 7 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 8 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 9 by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Wall of EC by Immy-is-Thinking Imagining Science Exhibition - Family day 11 by Immy-is-Thinking:thumb359969830::thumb359969826:

Imagining Science Blog - imaginingscience2013.blogspot.…

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:bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletred: Imagining Science: science and the art of imagination :bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletgreen::bulletblue:

'Imagining Science' is an art exhibition for Reading Science Week, part of the British Science Association's National Science & Engineering Week 2013. The exhibition features the work of three scientist artists, Sally Hunter :iconsalhunter:, Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com and Immy Smith (so... me!:XD: ) :iconimmy-is-thinking: We look at the way science and art investigate the world around us, and the role imaginative thinking and collaboration play in both fields. We explore the process of discovery from the perspective of each artist, with reference to each of our scientific and artistic backgrounds. The exhibition also features fluorescence and scanning electron microscopy, a 'guess the micrograph' game and drawing activities. We're also selling a printed exhibition catalogue in aid of Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ and dementia research www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ Join us and be part of this science-art experiment!

Location: University of Reading Central Gallery, Art Dept, 1 Early Gate, Reading, UK, RG6 7BE
Dates: March 2013, Saturday 16th 10am-5pm, Monday 18th-Friday 22nd 9am-5pm
:thumb340224256: Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking:thumb326501015: Botanical Neuroentomology for Beginners by Immy-is-Thinking Paths of water (1 of 3) by Immy-is-Thinking

Help us spread the word, or better still come and see us :) I'll be in the gallery 12-2pm daily, so I hope any nearby deviants drop in, I'd love to meet you! I will have some ECs and collage collaborations with :iconscottman2th: on display; so go check out my collaborators and show them some :dalove:!!

knowledge research and pleasure by ScottMan2th Tree Anatomy by SalHunter The Central Scrutinizer by SalHunter Creacion de la materia by HectorPineda
Vacaloca by LuckyRossMartin Time Travel by Deborah-Valentine wrong depth by ScottMan2th Rocks 33 by Bernardumaine
Myopic Growth by ChaosKatie If The Forests Could Speak ... by SalHunter Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking ... by knotty-inks
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your rabid gerbils!
Y'all will forgive me if I'm here less while I'm organising the exhibition in between growing brains in jars - I'm a super-busy little science pixie right now. If any deviants come to the exhibition stop and say hi, I'd love to meet fellow dA peeps there :D

Imagining Science Blog - imaginingscience2013.blogspot.…
My blog - brainheartart.blogspot.co.uk/

:eye::heart:...
D.K. by Bernardumaine W-out 0160 ' molded slumbers ' by W-out Naerved og naesten by JensBK
Winter awakening by sinhalite Freeze Fracture by SalHunter a cat with seven souls by chriseastmids

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:bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletred: Imagining Science: science and the art of imagination :bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletgreen::bulletblue:

'Imagining Science' is an art exhibition for Reading Science Week, part of the British Science Association's National Science & Engineering Week 2013. The exhibition features the work of three scientist artists, Sally Hunter :iconsalhunter:, Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com and Immy Smith (so... me!:XD: ) :iconimmy-is-thinking: We look at the way science and art investigate the world around us, and the role imaginative thinking and collaboration play in both fields. We explore the process of discovery from the perspective of each artist, with reference to each of our scientific and artistic backgrounds. The exhibition also features fluorescence and scanning electron microscopy, a 'guess the micrograph' game and drawing activities. We're also selling a printed exhibition catalogue in aid of Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.org/ and dementia research www.cc75c.group.cam.ac.uk/ Join us and be part of this science-art experiment!

Location: University of Reading Central Gallery, Art Dept, 1 Early Gate, Reading, UK, RG6 7BE
Dates: March 2013, Saturday 16th 10am-5pm, Monday 18th-Friday 22nd 9am-5pm
:thumb340224256: Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking:thumb326501015: Botanical Neuroentomology for Beginners by Immy-is-Thinking Paths of water (1 of 3) by Immy-is-Thinking

Help us spread the word, or better still come and see us :) I'll be in the gallery 12-2pm daily, so I hope any nearby deviants drop in, I'd love to meet you! I will have some ECs and collage collaborations with :iconscottman2th: on display; so go check out my collaborators and show them some :dalove:!!

knowledge research and pleasure by ScottMan2th Tree Anatomy by SalHunter The Central Scrutinizer by SalHunter Creacion de la materia by HectorPineda
Vacaloca by LuckyRossMartin Time Travel by Deborah-Valentine wrong depth by ScottMan2th Rocks 33 by Bernardumaine
Myopic Growth by ChaosKatie If The Forests Could Speak ... by SalHunter Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking ... by knotty-inks
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your rabid gerbils!
:bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletpurple::bulletred: Imagining Science: science and the art of imagination :bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletgreen::bulletblue:
Imagining Science Blog - imaginingscience2013.blogspot.…

'Imagining Science' is an art exhibition for Reading Science Week, part of the British Science Association's National Science & Engineering Week 2013. The exhibition features the work of three scientist artists, Sally Hunter :iconsalhunter:, Michelle Anderst www.michelleanderst.com and Immy Smith (so... me!:XD: ) :iconimmy-is-thinking: We look at the way science and art investigate the world around us, and the role imaginative thinking and collaboration play in both fields. We explore the process of discovery from the perspective of each artist, with reference to each of our scientific and artistic backgrounds. The exhibition also features fluorescence and scanning electron microscopy, a 'guess the micrograph' game and drawing activities. Join us and be part of this science-art experiment!

Location: University of Reading Central Gallery, Art Dept, 1 Early Gate, Reading, UK
Dates: March 2013, Saturday 16th 10am-5pm, Monday 18th-Friday 22nd 9am-5pm
:thumb340224256: Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking:thumb326501015: Botanical Neuroentomology for Beginners by Immy-is-Thinking Paths of water (1 of 3) by Immy-is-Thinking

Help us spread the word, or better still come and see us :) I'll be in the gallery 12-2pm daily, so I hope any nearby deviants drop in, I'd love to meet you! I will have some ECs and collage collaborations with :iconscottman2th: on display; so go check out my collaborators and show them some :dalove:!!

knowledge research and pleasure by ScottMan2th Tree Anatomy by SalHunter The Central Scrutinizer by SalHunter Creacion de la materia by HectorPineda
Vacaloca by LuckyRossMartin Time Travel by Deborah-Valentine wrong depth by ScottMan2th Rocks 33 by Bernardumaine
Myopic Growth by ChaosKatie If The Forests Could Speak ... by SalHunter Memories of a Machine by Immy-is-Thinking ... by knotty-inks

Science is the systematic study of the world around us,
Art is the expression of creativity.
Imagination is what links the two.

Imagination is the ability to synthesise a new idea, something previously intangible…
...An experiment doesn't exist until you design it.
...Experimental data are meaningless until analysed and placed in context.
...An artwork exists only when it is imagined and translated onto paper.

Science and art each hold the joy of creating ideas and finding things out. The spirit of
scientific discovery is an imaginative one. The two fields are often fascinated with each
other, leading some scientists to become artists and vice versa.

We imagine molecules interacting, construct mental images of how data relates to cellular behaviour;
we also draw, paint, observe the aesthetic as well as the informative.
Discovery is part of the life sciences
Dreaming up new biological art along the way.

Collaboration in science brings scientists, resources, and ideas together,
expanding possibilities for research and analysis. Similarly, collaboration in
art brings expanded perspectives and ideas to each concept interpreted in art.
Both science and art are enriched by collaboration and material exchange.

Join the experiment... :D
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your rabid gerbils!
I have a reconstructed PC at home. A new 'puter on the way at the lab too. I am familiarising my tiny neurons with new windows.  Surely soon me and the gerbils, with all our neurons in jars and computing powers, will take over the world. :evillaugh:

However; in the meantime while I catch up with epic labwork and with my inbox here...
- 1) Watch this space for UK National Science & Engineering Week science-art news... tomorrow is a big day!
[EDIT: snow stops play! So super-exciting science-art event news will have to wait, apols.]
- 2):heart: Thank you:heart: for the faves and watches.  I will catch up... eventually...
- 3) Connect your neurons to these...

A Pattern Of Poison by Tonicacat Nanah by Epileptic-Zombie FEAST of the HAVENOTS by RSConnett tortured tenderness by ptitvinc Rupert Jr. by Kung-Fu-Kiwifruit comb by vuzel Traveller no.3 by readyo where were you when i fell from grace by chriseastmids While Loosing the Hope by PHInomena dream by rusipanov Filigree moth by dorianriby Moon Princess by MukilteoCasualtie The depths of the subconscious by lizaray What's in a Name by SuicideBySafetyPin Herod The Great by kolaboy
... pick up the trail of breadcrumbs... fav.me/d5mz0bw
  • Eating: Lemon sevai and bengali curry
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your rabid gerbils!
:bulletblack::bulletgreen::bulletpurple: Exhibition News
I have such exciting art news under my hat (I like to keep news in there... along with all those ideas about luggage insects, sea mice, and the renegade Plumstead gerbils).  
I just want to get the final details sorted.
I don't like to tempt the irrational and arbitrary concept of fate.  
But rest assured, its verr verr exciting.  Watch this space...
Also; wish I could be here ---> Portland Show, April 2013 by bugatha1
:bulletblack::bulletgreen::bulletpurple: Interesting stuff
- Cave-dwelling nettles www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2…
- 'The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries...' is one of the most beautiful books I was lucky enough to receive this winter www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Death-…
- NHM's Big Seaweed Search? Time to run away to the sea! www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/br…
:bulletblack::bulletgreen::bulletpurple: Featurette!
Geometry by gaciu000:thumb345638689: red sun. by NanyuKappa

Mature Content

Nocebo by Kostassoid
Blood Storm (composition 10-15-12) by Senecal
We are not Imaginary by wildjellybeans watchman by Ebineyland:thumb216767892:
  • Listening to: Senser - How to do Battle
  • Eating: Masala sprouts
  • Drinking: Bucket of gin? Even the lemurs say yes!
but only occasionally.  Still, its been a year of meteors, genuinely.  And don't blow off the pier.  But, more relevantly;

Many many many :heart:thank you:heart:s to my old deviant friends, and spanking new watchers alike.  I have learned and improved my drawing skills greatly from my interactions here on dA, and obviously we have enjoyed many fine badger jokes.  Thusly I wish you a happy winterval, free from war, famine, discomfort, and inlaws, as far as possible.  You know, unless your inlaws are nice and like jokes about small mammals.
:iconbowplz:

I have been awaiting the re-supplies of smaller filter papers to draw on, having been re-inspired to draw on them by the fabulous SalHunter (if you aren't watching her, clearly you need professional help, seek therapy now).  Awhile ago we started some filter paper EC collabs. Much like my luggage tags, its another unintentionally fabulous medium to draw on.  And also amazing, is the handmade paper of ScottMan2th, I've been drawing on some circular pieces during a fair number of hours with nothing else to do here.  Home soon. Meanwhile, enjoy and remember - this is the aaaaaage... of the brain :crazy:

Birth of Paisley by BLDRDSH:thumb343473887: snow light by Ebineyland

Mature Content

infinity by alkor12
Tree Lady by urielstempest Inanna by CastalianVisions
Foram by steveoxley Specimen-7 by SalHunter circle by indojo
God of Light by DeerDandy

Mature Content

Arterial Climax by grelin-machin
W-out 0141 ' medalionstation ' by W-out
  • Listening to: Senser - How to do Battle
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your lemurs!
- its all still connected...

Thirst I by logismoi Fowler by wuwejo Fishitare by nellems ella betty by seyk LAEC- Kali by Sagita-D Assemblage: Puppet Master by bugatha1 my fairytale death incoming by leilalilium Guardian Legend by microbot23 Reaching Higher by dainbramage1 Building a fractal bridge by janhein Slope II by olejny Plant Folk by AndrewMcIntoshArt morning by rodulfo .12.08.22.b.einen noch. by dasTOK Twilight Morphology Descending from the Ruins by Tolkyes Coffee Tree of Death by urielstempest How to stay creative: Rule 7 by hogret Ataraxia by waste-and-tragedy Devil inside by Alizadeh-Art

Mature Content

angel by grazapp
:thumb319934980: ... continued fav.me/d5i5x4h
  • Listening to: Linkin Park - Living Things
  • Watching: Squiggles on a screen
  • Playing: Hunt the neurons
  • Eating: Masala anything
  • Drinking: Bucket of coffee? You bet your lemurs!
I went to France, met the luverly Bernardumaine:iconbernardumaine:, ate cheese, saw jellyfish, and got partially eaten by harvest mites.  I discovered new drinkshhh.  I saw the sea.  It was fantastic.  Apart from the mites, they had rotten table manners.

Now I am back to work, with a more-or-less working back. Approaching the end of my current post-doc and working my rear off for another, to avoid impending unemployment... so if I'm a little slow on the art and comments, please excuse me.  I am still here, and still drawing and collaging and corpsing... just that my inbox overfloweth.  

And so in summary; I wish I was a marmoset, but until such halcyon time my beautiful bees, please see attached... :heart:
Gasteracantha by Dark-Raptor Face by TaKe-bamboo The Birds Have Flown by MariannaInsomnia
the day i found your love by chriseastmids Contemplation by AndrewMcIntoshArt The Yellow Plant by Tistelmark
memory by beehivesandbouffants Untitled (Inner Landscape 8) by Turbo-Charged Heading HomeBitter-boned, I break and crumble to dust
My pockets full of keys to places that no longer exist
An oystershell ashtray full of butts and ashes beside me
Testify to dreams of green hedges and white picket fences
A tapping on the door, a rapping on the wall
Ghosts always like this hour just before dawn
A bird screeches and I wake again to the stinging day
And shufflestep towards home from a thousand worlds away

empty nest innards by cloistering:thumb334085039: Ice cream seagull by Busbi