DNA sculptures in London – walking tour

This summer London is host to another series of artist-decorated sculptures. After elephants, buses, and book benches, this time the theme is DNA! Join me and other local science communication folks on a walking tour on July 26. The sculptures, in support of Cancer Research UK,  will be on display…

Science on Society6

I’ve been exploring Society6 lately, and started a Science Collection with some of my favourite science-themed art. I’ll be adding more to the collection as I find it, but I’ve also included some of my favourites below. Click any of the images for a better look, and support the artists…

Microbial Art

From T. Ryan Gregory come the website Microbial Art. It shows petri dish art make with various bacteria and fungi in different colours and structures. Sometimes pretty coloured plates happened by accident in the lab, when we left something in the fridge too long, and strange pink fuzzies would take…

Nuit Blanche photos

Nuit Blanche was four weeks ago, but I’m reliving the days of having photos developed and printed by waiting so long to show the pictures. I managed to check out most of the (sometimes inadvertently) science-themed exhibits, and liked some more than others. Do Not Disturb was an anthropology project….

Art overload!

Last week, I attended the Art Meets Science lectures at York. Blog post about that now up at Expression Patterns. Then this weekend was Nuit Blanche, where I managed to see most of the science-themed exhibits. Review to follow. Thursday I’m going to York again to see the art exhibit….

Art Meets Science at York University

High up North, on the edge of what is still considered Toronto, lies York University. I’ve never had any reason to trek all the way up there (and neither has the subway system…) but this upcoming event looks very appealing: Ambi-valent Objects Exhibition The Art Gallery Meets The Science Fair…

Viral Sculptures

A series of pretty pictures on the Telegraph website: Artist Luke Jerram’s viral sculptures. Here’s SARS, looking very shiny: There’s more info on the artist’s website. Jerram is colour blind, but for something like this that doesn’t make any difference. Viruses don’t have a particular “colour”. We know what they…

When experiments work

Lots of good stuff has been appearing in the easternblot Flickr pool lately, while I was neglecting my poor blog, but this picture by optimal tweezers was my favourite: o/ That is exactly what it feels like when an experiment works. I haven’t had that feeling too often in the…

Etsy Wednesday – Ars Moriendi

Cool print of an old fashioned naturalist specimen collection by Etsy user doodleandhoob Thanks for visiting easternblot.net! I’ve been writing about science and scientists in art/culture/life since 2005, both on this blog and for other sites and publications. To find out more, check out my portfolio, follow me on Twitter…

Biology Gig Posters

Concert posters are usually much cooler than scientific seminar announcements, but the UNC Chapel Hill Biology Department breaks this trend with “gig posters” for visiting lecturers. Found in the easternblot Flickr pool. (Incidentally, the “Blog This” feature on Flickr no longer seems to work for me. Somewhere along the line,…