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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The Art in Science favourite sciart hangouts

My 10 fave sciart hangouts (in no particular order). This list is by no means exhaustive - feel free to share your faves in the comments. 

Street Anatomy
One of my favourite blogs for study-procrastination. It features prints, sculptures, street art, sketches and just about every other art form, all inspired by the field of anatomy. Full of awesome images.

'Robot Art, Algorithmic and Procedural Art, Computational Aesthetics, Glitch Aesthetics, Vj’ing, Video Art, Computational Archaeology and similar subjects'...go check it out for yourself!

Is this bioart?
A blog that asks the question 'Is this bioart?' through biology-inspired works of art. A good read despite coming away still not really knowing what is bioart... but that's part of the charm.

 A blog by Glendon Mellow, fine artist and illustrator, and Kalliopi Monoyios, scientific illustrator - two successful sciartists in their field who, I would go so far as to say, are a real authority on science-art.

Astro Wheels on Twitter
Astro_Wheels is the twitter feed of NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelcock who tweets pictures from a laboratory in space that is orbiting the earth. Rare and mesmerizing views.

Nikon Small World
A Treasure trove of photomicrography and electron photography - thousands of amazing images from previous photomicrography competions providing views of world that we rarely get to see.

Microbial Art
An intriguing collection of unique artworks created using living bacteria, fungi, and protists using a wide variety of taxa and techniques.

Artologica on Etsy 
Art by Michelle Banks on Etsy - she mostly uses watercolour to create impressions of veins, cells, neurons, petric dishes and the like.

Melanie K
Sciart works that inspire blogger and MA Art and Science student, Melanie K. (I was very excited to hear that this masters is available! - she is studying at at Central St Martins in the UK)

Information is Beautiful
A popular website full of pretty, design-y visualisations of vast amounts of data - presenting the headache of statistics in easy-to-chew chunks.


  1. Thanks for all the links...I didn't know about the Astro Wheels feed. Another good place for sciart is New Scientist's Culture Lab blog...http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/. They cover a lot of different stuff, but there's always something interesting on there.

  2. Yeah I like it over there too! Have many more faves once I get thinking about them. Some of the sciart-type museums have good websites, if you don't get to go the exhibitions - like Exploratorium in San Fransisco (http://www.exploratorium.edu/) and GV Art in London (http://www.gvart.co.uk/).

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